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Waterford TD, John Halligan, would welcome blanket ban on bloodsports
18 January 2013

ICABS has welcomed a statement from the office of John Halligan TD which outlines that he is "completely and utterly against any form of animal cruelty" and would welcome a blanket ban on bloodsports in Ireland.

Previously, the Independent TD for Waterford said he would be "in favour of any proposal to have [bloodsports] banned."

A big thumbs up to Deputy John Halligan for publicly denouncing blood sports and giving his backing to a ban.


Contact all your local TDs now. Tell them you are one of the majority who want coursing and hunting banned. Urge them to publicly express opposition to these cruel activities and push for a ban. Please let us know about feedback you receive.

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Appeal to the Minister for Agriculture

Please appeal to the Minister for Agriculture to remove an exemption for coursing and hunting from the new Animal Welfare Bill and to permanently bloodsports.

Simon Coveney, TD
Minister for Agriculture
Department of Agriculture
Agriculture House,
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Tel: 01-607 2884 or LoCall 1890-200510.
Fax: 01-661 1013.

Urgently contact An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and An Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore (both of whom have expressed opposition to coursing in the past). Ask them to back a ban on blood sports.

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
Department of the Taoiseach,
Government Buildings,
Upper Merrion Street,
Dublin 2
Telephone: 01-6194020
Fax: 01-6764048

An Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore
Office of the Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade,
Iveagh House,
80 St. Stephen’s Green,
Dublin 2.
Tel: 01 6183566 (Dail)
Tel: 01 408 2000 (Iveagh House)
Fax: 01 408 2400

John Halligan TD in favour of bloodsports ban
22 March 2012

ICABS welcomes a statement from the office of Waterford TD, John Halligan, which outlines that he would be "in favour of any proposal to have [bloodsports] banned."

The 14th March statement confirms that Deputy Halligan would back a ban as he "would consider blood sports to be a form of animal cruelty".

The Independent politician has previously stated: "I believe that hunting animals for pleasure is wrong." A spokesperson has also stressed that "Mr Halligan is completely and utterly against any form of animal cruelty."

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