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Join the protest against animal cruelty - Friday, 16th May, 12-2pm
18 April 2014

On Friday 16th May, Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney will host an animal welfare conference to explain the contents of the new Animal Welfare Act, which has recently come into law. Please join a protest outside Dublin Castle which will spotlight the failure of the legislation to outlaw some of Ireland's worst acts of cruelty.

Minister Coveney is quite proud of the new Animal Welfare Act which he says will modernise many existing laws and make them fit for purpose in the 21st century. But there is a glaring omission in this new Act which Minister Coveney should be thoroughly ashamed of - his decision to continue to exempt the cruel bloodsports of hare coursing and fox hunting from prosecution.

These activities have no place in the 21st century, and Minister Coveney should realise that, but a few votes from the minority who engage in this cruelty are more important than doing the right thing, it seems.

ICABS is joining other groups from around Ireland for a peaceful protest outside the Dame Street entrance to Dublin Castle on 16th May from 12 midday to 2pm. Please make a special effort to be there to help send a clear message to Minister Coveney that bloodsports and all cruelty to animals must be outlawed.

When: Friday, 16th May 2014 from 12 midday to 2pm
Where: Outside the Dame Street entrance to Dublin Castle

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Videos: the cruelty that Minister Coveney's Act allows to continue


Sign our petitions:

Minister Coveney: Save Irish hares from cruel coursing
"Irish Government: Save foxes and dogs from horrific cruelty"

Please contact the Minister for Agriculture and demand an end to foxhunting, hare coursing, digging out and terrierwork.

Minister for Agriculture
Department of Agriculture
Agriculture House,
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
CC: (An Taoiseach)
Tel: 01-607 2000 or LoCall 1890-200510.
Fax: 01-661 1013.
Tweet: @simoncoveney

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