The office of Fianna Fail leader, Micheal Martin, TD has promised that the party will "put pressure on the Minister for Agriculture to publish legislation on animal welfare".
The statement says that "Fianna Fail strongly supports improvements in animal welfare legislation" and points to "the introduction of the Wildlife Amendment Bill 2010 banning stag hunting with hounds" when the party was in government with the Greens.
Michael Martin had previously rejected the idea of banning bloodsports. In relation to foxhunting, he stated in 2004 that he didn't believe a ban was "the way to deal with the issue". We are asking him to now accept that, to eliminate the unacceptable cruelty of foxhunting and coursing, a ban is the only way to deal with the issue.
Join us in urging Fianna Fail and all political parties to support the introduction of bans on hare coursing, foxhunting and all forms of cruelty to animals. Please contact the parties now, as well as your local TDs, and call on them to end cruelty.
Micheal Martin, TD
Leader, Fianna Fail
137 Evergreen Road,
Turner's Cross, Cork.
Tel: 021-432 00 88 (Constituency Office)
Tel: 01-618 3000 (Dail)
Encourage all political parties to act to protect animals from bloodsport cruelty.
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