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New ICABS leaflet exposes deerhunting cruelty
2 April 2010

A new leaflet published by the Irish Council Against Blood Sports documents some of the horrendous suffering caused to deer by the Ward Union hunt. The leaflet has been brought to the attention of all Ireland's TDs as part of our appeal to them to support legislation banning the hunt.

The leaflet shows how deer suffer during Ward Union hunts and details casualties and fatalities based on data obtained from the NPWS and Veterinary Inspectors from the Department of Agriculture.

"We hope that having read the leaflet and watched our video footage evidence that you and your party will support the legislation to outlaw the Ward Union," ICABS stated in an email to TDs. "Your support will be welcomed by the majority of the electorate who abhor animal cruelty and want blood sports ended in Ireland."

The Cruelty of Carted Deer Hunting

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Please contact your local TDs today and encourage them to vote in favour of the upcoming legislation. Tell them that their attitude towards animal issues and their commitment to bringing animal cruelty to an end will be a major factor in your voting decision.

Why not also arrange a meeting with your local politicians to discuss your concerns about animal cruelty and encourage them to take action.

Address your correspondence to:
Dáil Éireann
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2.

Find out the name of your TDs and their email addresses

Dear Deputy

I am writing to urge you to vote in favour of the upcoming legislation which will outlaw the Ward Union deerhunt.

The unacceptable suffering caused to animals by this hunt is clearly presented in a new Irish Council Against Blood Sports leaflet which can be viewed at

I also encourage you to watch the following ICABS videos which explicitly show the cruelty: and

Deputy, I am one of the majority of the electorate who abhor animal cruelty. I want to see the Ward Union banned. Please do the right thing and vote in favour of the legislation.

Thank you. I look forward to your positive response.

Yours sincerely,



Please send "I support a ban on the Ward Union" to Environment Minister, John Gormley, and An Taoiseach, Brian Cowen - Send email now Ask all your friends, work colleagues, neighbours and family members who are against blood sports to support this action alert. Thank you.

The cruelty of carted deer hunting

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