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March 20 2013 4 20 /03 /March /2013 19:02
March 20th 2013
The final stage of the Irish Government's Animal Health and Welfare Bill will shortly be discussed in the Dail (Irish parliament) and it still contains those shameful "exemptions" for hare coursing and fox hunting. Animal protection groups in Ireland are pressing the government to remove these exemptions, which grant continued legal status to horrific bloodsports.
Some principled TDs (members of parliament) such as Maureen O' Sullivan and Clare Daly (in photograph outside the gates of parliament) are fighting for the protection of hares and foxes. Others, unfortunately, support recreational animal cruelty practises. Signing or circulating this petition will help the campaign to ban blood sports in Ireland:

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