Sligo Mayor expresses support for ban on bloodsports
06 September 2016
The Mayor of Sligo is the latest politician to express support for a ban on Ireland’s cruel bloodsports. In an email to ICABS, Mayor Marie Casserly stated: “I am in favour of a ban on hare coursing and foxhunting.”
A big thank you to Mayor Casserly for her support.
See below to find out where other members of Sligo County Council stand on this issue.
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Sligo County Council and animal cruelty issues:
Cllr Martin Baker (Fianna Fail, Sligo County Council)
“I am not in favour of a ban [on hare coursing and fox hunting].” from a text message to ICABS, December 2014.
Cllr Declan Bree (Independent, Sligo County Council)
“I am in favour of a ban on blood sports in Ireland. In a civilised society we should not authorise such cruel acts to occur and excuse it under a banner of ‘sport’, which it most certainly is not by any definition.” from an email to ICABS, February 2016.
Cllr Marie Casserly (Independent, Sligo County Council)
“I am in favour of a ban on hare coursing and foxhunting.” from an email to ICABS, August 2016.
Cllr Thomas Healy (Sinn Fein, Sligo County Council)
“I am against all forms of cruelty to animals.” from a tweet to ICABS, April 2014.
Cllr Tom MacSharry (Fianna Fail, Sligo County Council)
“I have to say that as someone who grew up surrounded by animals, I am totally against all forms of animal cruelty, including bloodsports” from a text message to ICABS, December 2014.
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