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  • Twin demos target bullfighting and hare coursing...

    09 August 2015

    On Thursday last (August 6th) members and supports of several Irish animal protection groups protested outside both the Spanish tourist office in Dublin and the office of the government’s Arts Minister. One demo highlighted the promotion of bullfighting...

  • Hare Coursing being kept alive by greyhound registrations

    03 July 2017

    Circular to members of Ireland's parliament Dear Deputy, As you know, the greyhound industry is in the spotlight due to both the financial problems it faces and the damning spectre of cruelty and corruption that hangs over it. The sale of Harold’s Cross...

  • Cecil Factor aids wildlife protection...

    08 August 2015

    If ever an animal could be said not to have died in vain it was poor old Cecil the Lion. His sad end at the hands of a wealthy hunter has focused attention on the plight of endangered wildlife worldwide, and not just the fate of rhinos, tigers, lions,...

  • Good News: Billionaire Gambling Tycoon drops sponsorhip of major Irish hare coursing event!

    07 June 2016

    The cruel “sport” of live hare coursing has been dealt a severe blow... One of its top financial sponsors, gambling tycoon and philanthropist JP McManus, will no longer be sponsoring the three-day Irish Cup hare coursing event in County Limerick. This...

  • SOS: Ireland’s parliament to debate Bill to ban cruel hare coursing!

    17 June 2016

    On Thursday June 23rd, a Bill to ban the vile “sport” of live hare coursing will be debated in the Dail, the Republic of Ireland’s parliament. The following Thursday- June 30th- the Bill will be voted on. Your support is urgently needed to help persuade...

  • Crucial vote (June 30th) on Bill to Ban Hare coursing in Ireland! Please join plea for abolition...

    25 June 2016

    A debate on a Bill to ban the cruel “sport” of hare coursing, in which live hares are used as live bait to be mauled and tossed about by hyped-up greyhounds, has concluded in Ireland’s parliament. Hare coursing is cruel beyond words. Video footage of...

  • Animal cruelty/human abuse link features in novel about cruel industrial school era

    12 September 2016

    Amazing how people who condone cruelty to animals, or cannot empathise with their suffering, so often tend to have a heartless attitude to their fellow human beings. I’ve been involved for more than thirty years in a campaign against cruel blood sports...

  • It will take guts to ban hare coursing

    22 September 2016

    Letter in Irish Examiner and Irish Independent this week: It will take guts to ban hare coursing “Our land is his land. We never forget that” — so reads the heading over a striking colour picture of an Irish Hare that appears in a Bord na Mona newspaper...

  • Please ask Irish Government to end Live Hare Coursing!

    10 July 2011

    Campaign for the Abolition of Cruel Sports July 9th 2011 Lower Coyne Street, Callan, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland Phone: (056) 7725543 or (086) 3271179 Re. Please say NO to another season of live hare coursing in Republic of Ireland! Dear Friends, As you may...

  • Pro-Blood Sports lobby complains that "hunting is under threat"!

    24 December 2011

    Following is a statement from the Irish Council Against Blood Sports that features on its website (www.banbloodsports.com): A hunting group has acknowledged that bloodsports continue to be "very much under threat" in Ireland. A spokesperson for the Hunting...

  • New Evidence that Ireland's Hare Coursing Cruelty continues despite muzzling of Dogs

    28 December 2011

    Irish Government Ministers claim that muzzling of greyhounds has “eliminated the cruelty” from hare coursing, but these extracts from NPWS (National Parks and Wildlife Service) reports for the 2010/2011 season show the savagery continues. Further evidence,...

  • Protest against 3 Day "National Hare Coursing Festival: January 30th 2012

    04 January 2012

    Campaign for the Abolition of Cruel Sports Lower Coyne Street, Callan, County Kilkenny Phone: (056) 7725543 or (086) 3271179 Protest against 3-day “National Hare Coursing” event. Location: The Department of Agriculture, Kildare Street, Dublin. Date: January...

  • Bad Hare Days now available on Kindle

    11 February 2012

    Glad to say that Bad Hare Days is now available on Kindle, so I hope to spread the message further that the cruel practise of hare coursing is still legal in Ireland, supported by certain politicians and backed by a powerful pro-blood sports lobby. The...

  • Cutting off the financial lifeline to hare coursing

    20 May 2012

    Campaign for the Abolition of Cruel Sports Lower Coyne Street, Callan, County Kilkenny, Ireland Phone: (056) 7725543 Cutting off the Financial Lifeline to Hare Coursing May 21st 2012 Dear Friends, We wonder if you could help us win a crucial battle in...

  • Chance to get cruel blood sport banned

    06 June 2012

    Campaign for the Abolition of Cruel Sports Lower Coyne Street, Callan, County Kilkenny, Ireland Email: jfitzg3@eircom.net June 2012 Appeal for cruel blood sport to be banned under Ireland’s new Animal Welfare Act Ireland’s parliament (the Dail) will,...

  • End sponsorship of animal cruelty “sports”!

    29 June 2012

    Campaign for the Abolition of Cruel Sports Lower Coyne Street, Callan, County Kilkenny, Ireland The horrific practice of live hare coursing in Ireland is kept alive by THREE main financial sponsors: One of them is County Louth-based betting company, Boylesports,...

  • Live Hare Coursing Cruelty to be staged at park frequented by mothers and toddlers

    07 September 2012

    Animal protection groups are calling for an end to the staging of live hare coursing events at a town park frequented by toddlers and keep fit enthusiasts. The town park at Millstreet, County Cork, is to be used again as a venue for horrific live hare...

  • Urgent Animal Cruelty Appeal...

    06 October 2012

    A quick simple email from you can help to end some of the most barbaric animal cruelty practises on this planet! October 2012 Dear Friends, Ireland’s animal welfare laws are being updated...and we need people from around the world to tell our government...

  • Lifelong Anti Bloodsports Campaigner passes away

    25 December 2012

    The following article appeared in the Irish Times of December 24th 2012. It is a tribute to a lifelong campaigner against blood sports in Ireland... Appreciation: Hilda Allen A woman who played a major role in the campaign against blood sports for over...

  • Peaceful Protest on Friday to coincide with National Hare Coursing “Festival”

    29 January 2013

    Venue: Dail Eireann, Kildare Street, Dublin. Date: Friday, February 1st. Time: 12.30 pm to 2 pm Just letting you know that a number of animal protection groups will be holding a peaceful protest outside Dail Eireann in Kildare Street, Dublin, on Friday,...

  • Upsurge in support for ban on cruel hare coursing after dramatic film footage of "Irish Cup"

    03 March 2013

    People are again signing the online petition to ban hare coursing in Ireland in the wake of the horrific scenes of cruelty filmed at the so-called "Irish Cup" hare coursing event in County Limerick...Here's hoping that Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister)...

  • Ireland's new Animal Welfare Bill may exempt cruel animal baiting "sports" from prohibition!

    20 March 2013

    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...

  • Final Appeal as Bill permitting Blood sports on verge of becoming law

    22 March 2013

    March 21st 2013 Dear Friends, At around lunchtime on Wednesday, March 27th, Ireland’s parliament, the Dail, will begin debating the Final Stage of the Government’s new Animal Health and Welfare Bill. Though the Bill will update some forms of animal protection...

  • A Coward's Blood Sport- letter in "Irish Independent"

    15 July 2013

    Letter in Irish Independent (July 15th 2013) A COWARD'S BLOODSPORT * The goring of several men in the annual Pamplona bull run has drawn attention again to this barbaric festival that poses a threat to humans and animals alike. You risk being injured...

  • A Tribute to Emma Sharma Hayes: Campaigner for human rights, animal protection, and the environment

    16 July 2013

    Emma Sharma Hayes An Appreciation A woman who was a friend and inspiration to survivors of institutional abuse has passed away. Emma Sharma Hayes died peacefully on June 3rd at age 62. She had worked as a nurse in Britain before returning in later life...

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