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Legislation to outlaw grotesque hunt will be introduced
18 December 2009

Speaking on RTE TV's Nine News, ICABS spokesperson Aideen Yourell expressed our confidence that Minister John Gormley will stand firm and introduce overdue legislation to ban the Ward Union carted deer hunt. The RTE report featured ICABS footage showing a deer surrounded by hounds being dragged to the ground during a Ward Union hunt.

"The minister will stand firm and legislation to outlaw this grotesque hunt will be introduced." stated Aideen. "It's long overdue. What we're talking about is an activity where a vulnerable animal - a deer with its antlers sawn off - is taken out and hounded around the countryside by a pack of dogs for sheer entertainment."

Watch the RTE News report
(Click on "Play Clip" beneath "Protests over stag hunting laws")

Some of ICABS footage featured on RTE's Nine News. This scene shows a hunter kicking out at the hounds while others drag the unfortunate stag to the ground


Please email "Revoke the Ward Union's licence immediately" to

Minister John Gormley
Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government
Custom House, Dublin 1.
Tel: 01 888 2403. Fax: 01 878 8640.

(If you have time, please compose your own personal letter. Otherwise, feel free to send the short sample letter below. Be assertive, but polite, in all correspondence. Thank you.)

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