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Irish Council Against Blood Sports
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PO Box 88, Mullingar, Co Westmeath, Ireland
Tel: 044-93 49848. Mobile: 086-2636265.
Textline: 086-0386617 - Text "GO" to receive occasional updates
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Witness the cruelty of blood sports in Ireland
Foxhunting Hare coursingMink hunting
To witness the appalling cruelty of hare coursing, foxhunting and mink hunting, please click on the video links above. For more presentations exposing blood sports in Ireland, visit our Videos Page. Help highlight our campaigns by displaying the videos on your website. Thank you.
Watch ICABS campaign videos on our online channel ICABS TV

Latest News
Shocking coursing cruelty exposed on RTE's Claire Byrne Live
"There's no place in Ireland for treating a wild animal like this" - Shocking hare mauling footage shown on RTE's 'Claire Byrne Live' reveals why hare coursing must be finally banned in Ireland. More...

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Cut in government funding for animal welfare groups
While the government approved more massive increases in funding to horse and greyhound racing, the amount granted to struggling animal welfare groups has been cut, it has emerged. More...

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Hunt hounds force traffic to standstill on busy Cork road
Traffic was forced to a standstill in Cork after a pack of hunting hounds ran out on to a busy road in front of oncoming vehicles. Video footage taken during a St Stephen's Day hunt shows the dogs running back and forth across the 100 kilometre-per-hour stretch of the N20 Cork-Mallow road and narrowly avoiding being hit. More...

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Minister Creed wants over €7 million more funding for horse and greyhound racing
Agriculture Minister Michael Creed is pushing for millions more of taxpayers' money to be handed over to horse and greyhound racing, the Irish Examiner has reported. A massive €80 million of public funds has already been paid out to horse and greyhound racing for 2017 but Minister Creed appears determined to divert even more scarce funds to the gambling industries. More...

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Major charities reject foxhunt fundraisers
The Irish Council Against Blood Sports has thanked Pieta House and the Hope Foundation for rejecting fundraisers organised by foxhunting groups. The charities' compassionate responses came after the cruelty of foxhunting was highlighted. More...

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Car dealer told by Renault that advertising in coursing booklet is "unacceptable"
A car dealer in County Wexford has been told by Renault that advertising in a hare coursing booklet is unacceptable. The advert, which was brought to Renault's attention by ICABS, conveyed best wishes to Gorey coursing club. More...

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Senator wants government to continue giving €285,000 PER WEEK to "wonderful" greyhound industry
Fianna Fail senator Brian Ó Domhnaill wants the government to continue giving millions of euros of taxpayers' money to the "wonderful" greyhound racing - despite acknowledging major governance and dog drugging problems and conceding that the industry is losing money and is "near collapse". More...

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"Less and less people are going to the dogs": Politicians discuss Ireland's dying greyhound industry
"Less and less people are going to the dogs", "a lot of tracks are falling into disrepair", the turnover of bookies has dropped "very, very significantly", "in another couple of years, there will be no greyhound industry". Some of the comments made at this week's meeting of the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine at which Agriculture Minister Michael Creed defended the government's granting of 80 million euro of taxpayers' money to the horse and greyhound industries. More...

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Maureen O'Sullivan TD challenges Minister on view that "muzzling has prevented harm coming to hares"
Maureen O'Sullivan TD has challenged Minister Heather Humphreys on her view that "muzzling has prevented harm coming to hares". In a Dail question, the Dublin Central TD highlighted recent incidents involving muzzled greyhounds severely mauling hares at coursing meetings. More...

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Shocking video footage confirms suffering continues for hares in cruel coursing
The horror is continuing for hares with more sickening coursing cruelty exposed by the Irish Council Against Blood Sports. In Ballinagar, Co Offaly, we witnessed a hare suffering a severe mauling. The unfortunate creature was chased, hit and sent tumbling head over heals before its body was pinned to the ground. The hare repeatedly tried to get free from the greyhounds but was held in place and sustained a prolonged battering. More...

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Hare Preservation Trust calls for ban on cruel hare coursing
The UK’s Hare Preservation Trust has joined calls on Minister Heather Humphreys to stop licensing cruel hare coursing. In a letter to the Minister this month, the Trust’s John Rimington BSc stated: "it is vital for the future survival prospects of the Irish hare that coursing is outlawed in Ireland." More...

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Sligo Mayor expresses support for ban on bloodsports
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.” More...

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Eurocamp removes suggestion to visit French bullfighting festival
The Irish Council Against Blood Sports has thanked holiday company, Eurocamp, for withdrawing a suggestion to visit a bullfighting festival in the south of France. More...

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Read Animal Voice - Issue 02, 2016
A round-up of all the latest campaign news. Please respond to this month's featured action alerts and forward to all your friends. Thank you. More...

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Videos: Ireland's hare coursing cruelty
Witness the cruelty of hare coursing in Ireland in our Youtube video playlist which shows hares being hit and mauled. After watching, please join the campaign against this deplorable bloodsport. More...

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The latest Dail Questions and Answers
Visit our Politicians page to read the latest Dail Questions and Answers from Deputies Maureen O'Sullivan and Clare Daly. The questions are aimed at Ministers Simon Coveney and Jimmy Deenihan and relate to hare coursing and the digging out of foxes. More...

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny: We want a ban on blood sports
Join us in callng on Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald to ban foxhunting and hare coursing. Click on the tweet button to send a message to both.

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Speak out against blood sports
Speak out against cruel bloodsports. Please sign and share our petitions and call on your local politicians to support a bloodsports ban. Sign Now!

Please make a donation to ICABS
Please consider making a donation to the Irish Council Against Blood Sports this month. We rely entirely on the generosity of our supporters to help ensure that our campaign goes from strength to strength. To make a donation today, click on the Paypal logo to the left or visit our Join ICABS page. Thank you very much.

Top ways you can help the campaign
Join our email list and respond to our Action Alerts
Become a campaign supporter and make a donation to help fund our efforts
Contact your local politicians and ask them to support a ban on blood sports
Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube
Sign up for our free text alert service and receive occasional campaign updates to your phone
Link to our website and display one of our banners
Monitor blood sports meetings in your area and provide us with photos, video and reports.
Write a letter to your local newspaper about the cruelty of blood sports
Sign and collect signatures for our petitions
Organise a fund-raiser to help raise funds for the campaign
Set up an online anti-blood sports group to cover your area.
Download, print and display our posters and leaflets
Set up an information stand at your school/library/youth group/adult group, etc
Introduce your friends to our website and encourage them to get involved.
Simply keeping your ear to the ground. about any blood-sport related incidents in your area.

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