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It's barbaric: Green Cllr calls for hunting ban
06 February 2013

Green Party Councillor, Malcolm Noonan, has joined calls for a ban on foxhunting. The Kilkenny politician condemned the bloodsport as "barbaric" and said the time has come to ban it in Ireland.

Cllr Noonan's comments came in the wake of the horrific attack on a dog by hunt hounds in a Coillte forest in Carlow. The family pet was left fighting for its life with severe injuries.

The Irish Council Against Blood Sports greatly welcomes Cllr Noonan's statement of support for a ban. Please join us in renewing calls on the Minister for Agriculture to remove a foxhunting exemption from the Animal Health and Welfare Bill. Also, contact your local TDs and Councillors and urge them to back on bloodsports ban. See Action Alerts below.

Find out more about Cllr Malcolm Noonan at


Appeal to the Minister for Agriculture

Please appeal to the Minister for Agriculture to remove an exemption for foxhunting from the new Animal Welfare Bill.

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.

Support politicians and parties who opposed blood sports.

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Find out the views of your local TDs on our Political Views page.

The time has come for Coillte to put in place a blanket ban on all hunters entering its property. Please urgently contact Coillte and demand that they act to keep all hunters out.

Sign Our Petition Now

David Gunning
CEO, Coillte
The Irish Forestry Board
Co Wicklow

Tel: +353 (0)1 201 11 11

Contact all your local TDs now and urge them to support a ban on foxhunting.

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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.

Urgently contact An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and An Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore and 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


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