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Carted deerhunt ban in sight
12 October 2009

ICABS welcomes the ban on deer hunting secured by the Green Party following their negotiations with Fianna Fail on a new programme for government at the weekend. This is indeed an historic milestone in our campaign to bring to an end the hunting of animals with dogs in Ireland.

Let us hope that this announced ban on the carted deer hunt soon becomes a reality and that this abhorrent and abusive past-time which has been engaged in by the Ward Union hunt club for over 150 years, will at last be consigned to the dustbin of history where it belongs.

Sadly, and most disappointingly, there will be no respite for hares and foxes, with Fianna Fail refusing to countenance a ban on hare coursing and foxhunting.

If you would like to express your thanks to Green Party leader, Minister John Gormley, and urge him and his party to do whatever it takes to also bring hare coursing and foxhunting to an end, you can contact him now at:

Department of the Environment
Custom House, Dublin 1.
Tel: 01 888 2403. Fax: 01 878 8640.

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