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Labour's Patrick Nulty agrees with a ban on coursing
01 May 2012

Dublin West TD Patrick Nulty has said he agrees that coursing should be banned in Ireland. Deputy Nulty is the latest Labour Party TD to express support for a ban on blood sports.

In an email, he said: "I agree with the ban [on hare coursing] proposed" and "I am very concerned about animal rights". ICABS greatly welcomes Patrick Nulty's statements. We are renewing our call on the Labour Party to push for protection for Irish wildlife.

Other Labour TDs to have expressed opposition to blood sports in the past, include Minister Pat Rabbitte, Minister Ruairí Quinn, Minister of State Jan O'Sullivan and Party Leader, An Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore. Minister Gilmore is on record as saying "I am opposed to the blood sports of badger baiting, cock fighting, dog fighting, hare coursing and stag hunting."


Urge An Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore to push for a ban on coursing and foxhunting.

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

Contact all your local TDs now and urge them to publicly back a ban on blood sports. Tell them you are one of the majority who want coursing and hunting banned. Please let us know about feedback you receive.

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:
Dáil Éireann
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2.

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 (who has expressed opposition to coursing in the past). Ask him 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

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