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Why foxes must be protected in Ireland
05 April 2012

Disturbing video footage showing an Irish hunter pulling a bleeding fox by the tail while terriers attack. Please join with us in demanding urgent protection for Ireland's foxes.


Urgently contact An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and An Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore. Demand that they show compassion for foxes and use the Animal Health and Welfare Bill 2012 as an opportunity to protect foxes from hunting cruelty.

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

(If you have time, please compose your own personal letter.)

Dear Deputies,

I have just watched horrifying video footage showing an Irish hunter dragging a fox by its tail while the unfortunate creature is being attacked by dogs -

Such shameful cruelty must be tackled by the new Animal Health and Welfare Bill 2012.

A draft of the bill incredibly includes an exemption for hunting. This is entirely unacceptable to the majority who care for wildlife and want it protected from bloodsport barbarity.

Please do not turn a blind eye to the disgusting acts of cruelty being committed in our countryside. Use the opportunity of the new animal welfare bill to give protection to foxes - one of the most persecuted species in Ireland - and tough penalties to those caught abusing animals.

Thank you. I look forward to your positive response.

Yours sincerely,


Contact Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney and demand that a hunting exemption is removed from the Animal Health and Welfare Bill 2012.

Minister Simon Coveney
Department of Agriculture
Agriculture House,
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: 01-607 2884 or LoCall 1890-200510.
Fax: 01-661 1013.

Contact all your local TDs now. Demand that they urgently help save foxes from cruelty and back a ban on hunting.

Find out the names of your TDs and their email addresses.

If you prefer to post a letter to your TDs, address your correspondence to:
Dail Eireann
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2.

An unfortunate fox is dragged away by its tail while being attacked by dogs. Demand an end to hunting cruelty.

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