Limerick's Radisson Blu hotel urged to say NO to coursing function
20 March 2018
The Radisson Blu Hotel in Limerick is being urged to cancel its hosting of a hare coursing function next month. The "Irish Coursing Club Awards" are due to take place at the hotel on Saturday April 14th. More...
Electric Ireland thanked for scrapping greyhound racing discounts
15 March 2018
A big thank you to Electric Ireland for scrapping a greyhound racing discount offer. The company had been offering the "50% off admission for a night at the dogs" discount as part of its "Rewards" programme but after an appeal from ICABS and contact from concerned customers, the offer has now ended. More...
"Greyhound of the Year" nomination for dog who tested positive for cocaine
15 March 2018
A greyhound who tested positive for cocaine three times last July is in the running for an Irish Greyhound Board "Dog of the Year" award. Clonbrien Hero - who tested positive for the Class A drug after winning the €30,000 Irish Independent Laurels race at Cork's Curraheen Park - is one of three dogs nominated for the award. More...
357 greyhounds injured, 124 killed at tracks around Ireland in 2017
22 February 2018
Shocking new statistics show that 357 greyhounds suffered injuries and 124 were destroyed at tracks around Ireland in 2017. The figures, published in response to a parliamentary question from Clare Daly TD, reveal the awful extent of suffering in the cruel greyhound industry. More...
Special Olympics Ireland urged to scrap greyhound track fundraiser
21 February 2018
The Irish Council Against Blood Sports is calling on Special Olympics Ireland to scrap plans to hold a fundraiser at a greyhound track where dogs suffer and die. More...
Three "Ban Hare Coursing" protests held in Clonmel
13 February 2018
A big thank you to everyone who supported the "Ban Hare Coursing" protests outside Powerstown Park in Clonmel. More...
Arts Minister shamefully gives go-ahead to extra day of cruel coursing "rehearsals"
01 February 2018
Minister for Arts & Heritage, Josepha Madigan, has given permission to the Irish Coursing Club to hold a second day of cruel hare coursing trials (after an initial day of trials and ahead of the three-day coursing "finals" on February 10, 11 and 12). More...
Massive financial losses for Ireland's greyhound tracks
02 February 2018
Greyhounds tracks around Ireland are experiencing massive financial losses, the latest Irish Greyhound Board annual report has revealed. More...
"Your heart would be broke": Irish farmers plagued by trespassing hunts
17 January 2018
"Your heart would be broke" - the words of one of the many landowners across Ireland who are being continually persecuted by hunts. This latest video footage from County Kilkenny shows a pack of hounds clearly out of control in a farmyard. The farmer - who has long been plagued by local hunts - attempts to keep the hounds at bay by closing a gate but the dogs find a way through a hedge and stream on to the property. More...
Join the "Ban Hare Coursing" Protest in Clonmel on February 10th
16 January 2018
Over three days in February, hares will be running for their lives at the national finals of cruel coursing. Please join us outside Powerstown Park in Clonmel, County Tipperary on Saturday, February 10th, 12-2pm to protest against this deplorable bloodsport. More...
Cara Projects thanked for rejecting greyhound track fundraising
23 December 2017
A big thank you to Cara Projects for becoming the latest charity to reject greyhound track fundraising. The Irish charity, which provides support to disadvantaged mothers and children in Kenya, has told the Irish Council Against Blood Sports that it will be asking its volunteers not to organise fundraisers at greyhound tracks. More...
Hospice and suicide awareness group urged to reject foxhunt fundraiser
21 December 2017
Two Tipperary community groups are being urged to reject a foxhunt fundraiser which will see foxes terrorised during a night time hunt. The Premier Harriers' "Hunt for Light" fundraiser will involve hunters "going out with a full pack of hounds in the darkness at night". More...
Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2018
20 December 2017
We wish our friends & supporters a very happy, healthy holiday! Thank you for all your support throughout the year. Nollaig shonasach agus athbhliain shuaimhneach from all at the Irish Council Against Blood Sports. More...
Don't party at a greyhound track
20 December 2017
Anyone considering attending a Christmas party at a greyhound track should know that seeing an injured dog writhing in agony and crying out in pain is deeply upsetting and sure to provide a night to remember for all the wrong reasons. Please make the compassionate choice to stay away from tracks. More...
Reduced rate of VAT for cruel greyhound industry
06 December 2017
Those involved in the cruel greyhound industry are enjoying a reduced rate of VAT for dog food, it has emerged. While the general public forks out the standard tax rate of 23% for dog food, greyhound racers and hare coursers are being asked to pay a "reduced rate" of just 13.5%. More...
Latest shocking statistics show 283 greyhounds injured, 96 killed at tracks so far this year
30 November 2017
Greyhounds are continuing to suffer and die in Ireland's cruel greyhound racing industry, shocking new statistics reveal. The Irish Greyhound Board's dog death data shows that in the first ten months of this year, 283 greyhounds suffered injuries and 96 were destroyed at the tracks. More...
14 hares hit, 3 dead at Edenderry coursing field
28 November 2017
14 hares were hit by dogs at the recent Edenderry coursing meeting and three were later found dead, the Irish Council Against Blood Sports is disgusted to learn. More...
Massive grants - and the services of doctors - for foxhunters
24 November 2017
Foxhunters are receiving massive grants - and the services of medical doctors - from taxpayer-funded Horse Racing Ireland, it has emerged. More...
Hares suffer severe maulings at Limerick coursing meeting
19 November 2017
Hares suffered severe maulings at a coursing meeting in County Limerick on Sunday 19 November. New shocking video evidence filmed by ICABS shows hares being terrorised, struck multiple times and mauled into the ground by the muzzled dogs. More...
Ask TDs to vote against an additional €16 million in funding for cruel greyhound industry
09 November 2017
Another massive €16 million in funding has been earmarked for the cruel greyhound industry in Budget 2018. Next month, TDs will have an opportunity to vote on this funding. Please join us in urging the TDs who voted in favour of the funding last year to change their stance and vote against it this year. With numerous revelations in the past 12 months about cruelty, doping, injuries and killing of greyhounds, our politicians should not hesitate to say NO to further funding. More...
Fine Gael Senator Ray Butler sends "best wishes" to cruel hare coursers
06 November 2017
Fine Gael Senator Ray Butler has shamefully conveyed "best wishes" to cruel hare coursers. In the booklet for the Trim coursing meeting on November 4th and 5th, the Seanad Spokesperson on Social Protection placed an ad which includes the message "best wishes to Trim coursing club from Senator Ray Butler" More...
"Ban fur farming in Ireland" protest in Laois
05 November 2017
Protestors gathered outside Ireland's largest fur farm to renew calls for an end to the cruel industry. The protest took place on 4th November at the gates of Vasa fur farm in Laois where 50,000 permanently caged mink are killed every year for their fur. More...
"Shocking crowds, rotten image": Greyhound racing "in serious trouble"
02 November 2017
The Evening Echo's greyhound racing correspondent has provided a damning insight into the state of greyhound racing in County Cork. In a series of tweets this week, Barry Drake commented that greyhound racing "has a rotten image" and is "in serious trouble". More...
Wax Museum joins calls for ban on horrific hare coursing
01 November 2017
Thumbs up to Dublin's Wax Museum for expressing support for a ban on Ireland's horrific hare coursing. Responding to a message from greyhound protection group, Pet Levrieri, the museum tweeted "#Time2Ban". More...
Hares continuing to suffer in Ireland's cruel coursing: Latest evidence
30 October 2017
The video Ireland's cruel hare coursers don't want you to see. Our footage was filmed on Sunday morning and on Monday afternoon (October 29/30) before we came under attack from a balaclava-clad courser thug who roared "give me that f***ing camera". The video captures the awful plight of hares used in coursing - a bloodsport shamefully licensed by Minister Heather Humphreys and the National Parks and Wildlife Service. More...
Balaclava-clad thug launches attack while ICABS gathers evidence of hare coursing cruelty
30 October 2017
Members of the Irish Council Against Blood Sports came under attack today while gathering evidence of hare coursing cruelty in Ballinagar, County Offaly. A balaclava-clad thug, with all the appearances of a gangland criminal, rushed us while we were filming from a public area overlooking the coursing field. More...
Captive hares video goes viral, sparks fresh calls for coursing ban
26 October 2017
Video footage filmed by ICABS showing dozens of hares captive in a coursing compound in Edenderry has been viewed over 100,000 times on Facebook and sparked fresh calls for a ban on the bloodsport. More...
Hares injured and killed at cruel coursing "rehearsal"
25 October 2017
The first victims of the 2017-18 hare coursing season have been revealed. During coursing activities in Kilflynn, County Kerry, a total of 7 hares suffered injuries when hit by greyhounds. According to a National Parks & Wildlife Service report obtained by the Irish Council Against Bloodsports, two of the hares were so badly injured that they were put down on the advice of a vet. More...
Voucher Cloud scraps greyhound racing 2-for-1 discount
17 October 2017
A big thank you to UK-based discounts website, Voucher Cloud, for responding positively to an ICABS appeal and scrapping an Irish Greyhound Board 2-for-1 offer for greyhound racing. More...
White Sands Hotel in Kerry continuing to sponsor cruel coursing
13 October 2017
The White Sands Hotel in Ballyheigue, County Kerry is shamefully continuing to sponsor cruel hare coursing. The hotel's support for the bloodsport goes back years with the annual "White Sands Hotel Coursing Cup". More...
Greyhound industry gets another €16 million in Budget 2018
10 October 2017
The government has shamefully allocated another €80 million of taxpayers' money to horse & greyhound racing in Budget 2018 - that's €64 million to horse racing and €16 million to greyhound racing. The sum equals the amount handed over last year and brings to over €1.1 billion the funding since 2001. More...
Dail debate highlights suffering of animals
06 October 2017
Watch the Dail Eireann debate on animal welfare (3rd October 2017). A big thank you to the TDs who spoke so passionately for the animals. Thumbs down to those who shamefully defended acts of animal cruelty. More...
Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind rejects greyhound track fundraiser
06 October 2017
A big thank you to the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind for rejecting a greyhound track fundraiser. The unauthorised fundraiser, to be held at Curraheen Park track in Cork, was being promoted online as "Go greyhound racing fundraising evening in aid of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind" and used the charity's logo without permission. More...
Fine Gael Councillor calling for cull of Ireland's rarest wild mammal
05 October 2017
Shame on Fine Gael Councillor Tom Farrell who is calling for a cull of Ireland's rarest wild mammal, the pine marten. At a meeting of Athlone Municipal District, Cllr Farrell demonised the animal, claiming that a pine marten (a shy, elusive creature which typically avoids humans) had broken into his home and scared his grandchildren. More...
"Cruelty to animals is unacceptable and won’t be tolerated": Dail debate on Tuesday 3rd October
03 October 2017
A debate on animal welfare will take place in Dail Eireann today Tuesday, 3rd October from 8pm to 10pm. The Private Members Motion by Independents 4 Change TDs will highlight the "increasing number of incidents and reports of animal mis-treatment, cruelty and abuse" which stems from "neglect, poor regulations, lack of enforcement of current legislation, inadequate legislation and lack of sanctions for those responsible for these acts of cruelty". More...
Irish hares running for their lives as cruel hare coursing continues in Kerry and Clare
28 September 2017
Another season of hare coursing cruelty commences this week thanks to a licence shamefully issued by Arts and Heritage Minister Heather Humphreys and the National Parks and Wildlife Service. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, hares forcefully netted from the wild will be running for their lives at a coursing meeting in Kilflynn in County Kerry. Also on Saturday and Sunday, hares will be used as live bait for dogs to chase at a coursing meeting in Liscannor in County Clare. More...
Robert Troy TD pushing for public funds for "animal abuse" industry
21 September 2017
A politician who last year raised the issue of "animal abuse suffered by greyhounds in the racing industry" is now shamefully lobbying the government for funding for his local greyhound track. More...
"End Greyhound Racing" protest outside Shelbourne Park on Saturday 23 September
20 September 2017
Please make a special effort to attend the "End Greyhound Racing" peaceful protest outside Shelbourne Park stadium in Dublin this Saturday 23rd September 5pm-9pm. More...
Doping of dogs in the Irish greyhound industry
19 September 2017
RTE's "Claire Byrne Live" show (18 Sept 2017) has focused on the issue of dog doping in the Irish greyhound industry. On the programme, journalist Sharon Ni Bheoláin highlighted the range of prohibited drugs (including Cocaine) found in dogs at racing tracks and the related animal welfare concerns. More...
Maldron Hotels thanked for removing greyhound racing leaflets
06 September 2017
A big thank you to the Maldron Hotel in Limerick for removing leaflets promoting greyhound racing. The Limerick greyhound track leaflets, aimed at tourists to the city, have been taken off a leaflet display in the hotel. More...
Another season of suffering for hares as Minister issues 2017-18 coursing licence
30 August 2017
Shame on Minister Heather Humphreys and the National Parks and Wildlife Service for issuing licences for a 2017-18 hare coursing season. The licences allow bloodsports clubs to net thousands of hares from the wild for use as live bait for greyhounds to chase at 87 coursing meetings around Ireland. More...
Parkinson’s Association thanked for rejecting greyhound track fundraising
31 August 2017
A big thank you to The Parkinson’s Association of Ireland for its compassionate decision to reject greyhound racing from its fundraising efforts. Responding to an appeal from the Irish Council Against Bloodsports, Parkinson's Ireland today tweeted: "Following consideration we have decided that Parkinson's Ireland in the future will not be using greyhound racing as a form of fundraising." More...
Hope Foundation thanked for rejecting greyhound track fundraising
30 August 2017
A big thank you to The Hope Foundation for announcing that it has asked volunteers not to fundraise at greyhound tracks. Responding to an appeal, a spokesperson stated: "We are an organisation dedicated to reducing suffering in the world and would not wish to be associated with an event that could involve cruelty to animals." More...
Wind turbine awareness group urged to cancel greyhound track fundraiser
29 August 2017
The North Kerry Wind Turbine Awareness Group is being urged to cancel a greyhound track fundraiser. Such fundraisers directly support the cruel greyhound industry in which dogs are injured, mutilated, drugged, dumped and killed - the track takes a significant ticket commission and also profits from food and drink sales on the day. More...
Wildlife Service outrageously claims capturing hares not an animal welfare issue
24 August 2017
The National Parks & Wildlife Service's Wildlife Licensing Unit has outrageously claimed that capturing hares again and again for cruel coursing "is not considered an issue from an animal welfare viewpoint". More...
Please support the upcoming "End Greyhound Racing" protests
17 August 2017
ICABS and other groups are holding protests against the cruel greyhound industry. Your support for these protests in Kilkenny, Cork and Dublin would be greatly appreciated. More...
Deplorable conditions for Irish greyhounds exported to Pakistan
12 July 2017
Video footage has emerged which confirms the deplorable conditions which Irish greyhounds are forced to endure when exported to Pakistan. In the disturbing video, greyhounds can be seen confined in dirty, underground cages. More...
"End Greyhound Exports" protest on Tuesday 18th July
11 July 2017
Join the "End Greyhound Exports" protest on Tuesday 18th July, 11am to 4pm outside the Department of Agriculture, Kildare Street, Dublin. More...
Agriculture Minister won't say how much of greyhound track loan repaid
28 June 2017
The Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has refused to say how much of a €250,000 interest-free loan has been paid back by Clonmel greyhound track. More...
Urge Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to stop Ireland's shameful animal cruelty
27 June 2017
Join the calls on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to show compassion for Ireland's animals and act urgently to stop hare coursing, foxhunting, digging-out/terrierwork, badger culling, greyhound racing, export of Irish dogs to China/Pakistan, horse abuse, mink hunting, puppy farming, fur farming and animal circuses. More...
Stop licensing cruel coursing: Renewed appeal to Minister Humphreys
22 June 2017
The Minister for Arts and Heritage, Heather Humphreys is currently considering a licence application for another season of cruel hare coursing. Please join us in urging the Minister to show compassion and stop licensing this cruelty. More...
€23 million for greyhound track that may be worth €2 million
17 June 2017
Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has approved the payment of €23 million of taxpayers' money for a greyhound track that may be worth as little as €2 million. More...
6 reasons to say NO to greyhound racing
16 June 2017
Please download, print and distribute our new leaflet outside greyhound tracks to encourage people to show compassion and boycott greyhound racing. More...
Another Irish horse killed at UK racecourse after breaking leg
09 June 2017
An animal rights group in Devon has captured the final moments of an Irish horse who was destroyed after breaking a leg during a race. She is the 44th Irish horse to die at a UK racecourse since the beginning of this year. More...
Mid Ireland Tourism promoting greyhound racing and hunting
31 May 2017
Mid Ireland Tourism is being urged to stop promoting greyhound racing and hunting as tourist activities. The tourism body is describing dog racing as "a night out that has everything" and in its 2017 guide says hunting can be arranged. More...
Cystic Fibrosis Ireland urged to reject greyhound track fundraiser
30 May 2017
Cystic Fibrosis Ireland is being urged to reject a "Night at the Dogs for CF" fundraiser at Youghal greyhound track next month. Given the animal cruelty inherent in the Irish greyhound industry, it is very inappropriate for any charity to associate with greyhound racing. More...
Barry's Tea urged to stop sponsoring greyhound racing
24 May 2017
Barry's Tea is being urged to show compassion and end its sponsorship of the cruel greyhound industry. The Irish Greyhound Board website reveals the tea company sponsors the "€5,000 Barry’s Tea Open 750 at Curraheen Park". More...
Personal friends: Irish Greyhound Board chairman and Pat Deering TD
16 May 2017
The chairman of a parliamentary committee dealing with greyhound industry legislation has admitted that the head of the Irish Greyhound Board is a "personal friend of mine". More...
Urge AIB not to write-down €21 million greyhound industry debt
25 April 2017
Allied Irish Bank is being urged not to consider writing down a €21 million greyhound industry debt. In response to a Dail question, the Minister for Agriculture said he was advised that "there has been no write down of debt by the bank" but that the Irish Greyhound Board has recently entered discussions with AIB. More...
Calls for urgent end to export of Irish greyhounds to Pakistan
31 March 2017
The Irish Council Against Blood Sports is calling on the government to take urgent action to stop the export of greyhounds to Pakistan, a country where horrendous animal cruelty takes place. In our call to Agriculture Minister Michael Creed and Taoiseach Enda Kenny to act, we have highlighted the dire situation for animals in the Asian country. More...
Tommy Broughan's new bill aims to restrict export of Irish greyhounds
28 March 2017
Independent Dublin Bay North politician, Tommy Broughan TD, has introduced a bill which aims to restrict the export of Irish greyhounds. The Welfare of Greyhounds (Amendment) Bill 2017 seeks to "provide for the control of export of greyhounds and for the publication of a white list to which the export of greyhounds under licence would only be permissible." More...
Fine Gael TDs' greyhound used in cruel coursing
22 March 2017
Agriculture Minister Michael Creed and Finance Minister Michael Noonan are owners of a greyhound used in the cruel bloodsport of hare coursing, the Irish Council Against Blood Sports can reveal. More...
Tourism Ireland urged to stop promoting greyhound racing
22 March 2017
Tourism Ireland and Failte Ireland are being urged to stop promoting greyhound racing as a tourist attraction. In the Irish Greyhound Board's latest annual report, it is stated: "Bord na gCon worked very closely with the domestic and international teams from Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland in promoting a night at the dogs." More...
2 Irish MEPs vote against proposal to ban cruel rabbit battery cages
15 March 2017
Two Irish MEPs have shamefully voted against a resolution seeking to end the cruel caging of millions of rabbits across Europe - a practice shown to cause "extreme suffering". The "Minimum standards for the protection of farm rabbits" resolution, presented by German vegan MEP Stefan Eck, was passed with majority support in the European Parliament on Tuesday but among those who chose to reject it were two Irish MEPs - Deirdre Clune and Sean Kelly. More...
Fox savaged by hounds in Cork: Renewed calls for ban on foxhunting
03 March 2017
There are renewed calls for a ban on cruel foxhunting after the emergence of footage showing a pack of hounds savaging a fox in Cork. In the sickening footage, recently uploaded to Instagram by an individual connected to the Cloyne Harriers hunt, hounds can be seen in a frenzied attack on a fox at the end of a hunt. More...
Protest against Coolnakilla Harriers hunt - Sunday 5th March
28 February 2017
A protest against the Coolnakilla Harriers Hunt will take place on Sunday 5th March. The protest, organised by Munster Against Bloodsports, will be held in Rathcormac village in County Cork from 9.30am. More...
Political Focus: Senator Michelle Mulherin (Fine Gael, Mayo)
27 February 2017
In a Senate speech in December, Senator Michelle Mulherin recommended that "Seanad Eireann approves the following Regulations in draft: Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund Regulations 2016". The fund Michelle Mulherin approved has, in the past 16 years, channelled over a billion euro of taxpayers' money into the gambling industries of horse racing and greyhound racing. More...
I support coursing: Shameful statement from Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae
24 February 2017
County Kerry politician, Michael Healy-Rae, has shamefully expressed support for animal cruelty. The Independent TD who once claimed "there's nothing that upsets me more than mistreatment of animals", said in a tweet this month: "I am supportive of the coursing industry." More...
Greyhound trainer banned in Australia now working in Ireland
21 February 2017
Senator Ronan Mullen has revealed that a greyhound trainer banned from working in the greyhound industry in Australia for using live animals in baiting is now working in a kennels in Ireland. More...
Remembering anti-bloodsports politician Brendan McGahon
12 February 2017
Remembering anti-bloodsports politician, Brendan McGahon (former Fine Gael TD for Louth) who died on 8th February at the age of 80. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis. More...
Shocking coursing cruelty exposed on RTE's Claire Byrne Live
06 February 2017
"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...
Maureen O'Sullivan TD challenges massive grants to dying greyhound industry
02 February 2017
Maureen O'Sullivan TD has questioned the Minister for Agriculture about the government's massive funding of the greyhound industry, particularly in light of a huge 50 per cent drop in attendance at tracks as well as decreases in the number of race meetings and owners of racing greyhounds and a major 58 per cent fall in sponsorship - all signalling a rejection of greyhound racing by the Irish public. More...
Shame on Dublin Coach for sponsorsing cruel hare coursing and running coursing bus service
31 January 2017
Shame on Dublin Coach for sponsoring last weekend's hare coursing cruelty festival in Clonmel and also running a bus service to the disgraceful event. A Dublin Coach ad for the coursing buses stated: "Are you going to the coursing? Get to Clonmel in luxury and we'll take you right up to the turnstiles." More...
"Such a gross over-estimate, it's almost laughable": Politicians doubt greyhound industry's jobs claim
24 January 2017
Ireland's cruel greyhound industry has received nearly a quarter of a billion euro of taxpayers' money since 2001, including €16 million for 2017. The government has attempted to justify channelling massive amounts of scarce public funds into tawdry dog racing by claiming that the industry generates jobs. However, politicians have recently been casting doubt on the industry's clearly exaggerated claim that over 10,000 people are employed. More...
Health Service urged to end hare coursing project at Ballina centre
18 January 2017
ICABS is calling on the HSE to end a hare coursing project at its Ballina Training Centre for people with disabilities. In the "Mayo Mental Health News" newsletter, the cruel bloodsport was described as “the interesting new pastime offered by the Centre”. More...
Join our protest against hare coursing and greyhound racing
17 January 2017
The national finals of cruel hare coursing are due to take place over three days at the end of this month. On the eve of this cruelty festival, please join us outside Dail Eireann on Friday, January 27th, for a protest against both hare coursing and greyhound racing. More...
Order of Malta responds to animal cruelty appeal by blocking ICABS
11 January 2017
The Order of Malta Ireland has blocked the Irish Council Against Blood Sports on Twitter after we renewed our appeal to the group to stop volunteering at Clonmel's hare coursing cruelty festival. ICABS was blocked after we tweeted the latest video evidence of coursing cruelty to the first aid organisation along with an appeal to end its shameful association with the bloodsport. More...
Cut in government funding for animal welfare groups
11 January 2017
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. On 20th December, a week after 105 TDs greenlighted a €64 million euro pay-out of taxpayers' money to horse racing and €16 million to greyhound racing, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed announced details of his Department's 2016 grants to animal welfare organisations. More...
Hunt hounds force traffic to standstill on busy Cork road
06 January 2017
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...
Minister Creed wants over €7 million more funding for horse and greyhound racing
05 January 2017
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...
News - 2016
23 Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2017
22 Major charities reject foxhunt fundraisers
22 Car dealer told by Renault that advertising in hare coursing booklet is "unacceptable"
16 Fund life-saving medication instead of horse and greyhound racing
16 NPWS recommends suspension of Rathdowney coursing club licence after disappearance of hares
14 Massive government grants to greyhound and horse racing industries
09 Senator wants government to continue giving €285,000 PER WEEK to "wonderful" greyhound industry
08 'Less and less people are going to the dogs': Politicians discuss Ireland's dying greyhound industry
02 Livelihoods of farmers matter more than thousands of snared badgers: Minister Creed
02 Hare massacre being investigated by Wildlife Service
30 Maureen O'Sullivan TD challenges Minister on view that "muzzling has prevented harm coming to hares"
24 Hare severely mauled and dumped in box at Limerick coursing meeting
16 Sinn Fein politicians ignore appeal and again wish "best of luck" to cruel coursers
16 Hare Preservation Trust calls for ban on cruel hare coursing
29 Shocking video footage confirms suffering continues for hares in cruel coursing
28 I have no plans to stop giving millions of euro to greyhound industry: Minister Creed
27 Hare severely mauled at Loughrea coursing, renewed calls for ban
07 "Stop grant aiding the dying greyhound industry"
16 Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Councillors join calls for bloodsports ban
15 Burned, Starved, Mutilated: Another victim of Ireland's cruel greyhound industry
09 Dublin Rathdown TD Josepha Madigan defends cruel hare coursing
06 Sligo Mayor expresses support for ban on bloodsports
30 Longford Fine Gael councillor pushing for pine marten cull
19 Another season of suffering for Irish hares as more coursing licences issued
12 The Bill to Ban Hare Coursing: How TDs and parties voted
09 3 injured hares released into the wild after coursing
04 "I am against any form of animal cruelty": New Lord Mayor of Dublin, Brendan Carr
03 USI president joins calls for ban on cruel hare coursing
03 Irish Animal Welfare Party launched in Limerick
31 Not content with blocking coursing ban, Minister now hacking hedges
27 Eurocamp removes suggestion to visit French bullfighting festival
23 Two anti-coursing party leaders among 114 who voted against ban on hare coursing
22 Thanks for attending protest against TDs who rejected coursing ban
14 Protest against politicians who rejected bill to ban cruel coursing
13 Judge eulogises foxhunters during court case
10 "Mockery of democracy": Columnist condemns Dail rejection of coursing bill
08 Hares netted and used as live bait for dogs are "in the care of" coursing clubs, Minister says
07 Anti-coursing Sinn Fein leader votes against coursing ban
06 114 TDs shamefully reject bill to ban cruel hare coursing
23 Watch: Dail debate on bill to ban hare coursing
24 Report reveals latest victims of Ireland's cruel hare coursing
24 MAJOR CAMPAIGN DEVELOPMENT - DAIL TO VOTE ON BILL TO BAN HARE COURSING
24 Foxhunt internships are an abuse of JobBridge scheme - John Brady TD
24 International Protests: Stop exporting greyhounds to Macau
20 Brendan Howlin and Labour Party urged to push for ban on Ireland's cruel bloodsports
19 Robert Troy TD raises issue of animal cruelty in Ireland’s greyhound racing industry
12 Foxhunt internship gone from JobBridge website
12 Irish greyhounds at risk of horrific injuries at Chinese racetrack
03 Actress Pauline McLynn to join greyhound demo in Dublin on Wednesday May 4th
27 Stop the export of Irish greyhounds to China: Join the demo on Wednesday 4th May
19 Seanad Election 2016 - where do the candidates stand on animal cruelty issues?
14 They "will die there": Irish greyhounds exported to China
08 Top European ticket agent stops selling bullfight tickets
0 Sports Travel Guru thanked for removing bullfight suggestion
25 Ireland is "a long way from being progressive in animal welfare"
16 Fox desperately jumps over river during Wexford hunt
11 "Foxes are lovely animals": 10-year-old calls for ban on foxhunting
09 A job to kill for: Dept of Social Protection offering foxhunt internship
04 Dail 32: Where do the newly elected TDs stand on animal cruelty issues?
21 Sunday Independent columnist calls for referendum on Ireland's bloodsports
12 General Election 2016: Where do the candidates stand on animal issues?
12 General Election 2016: Where do the parties stand on animal cruelty issues?
29 Padraic Pearse would ban hare coursing
20 Join the protest against cruel hare coursing – Sunday 31st January, Clonmel
15 Renewed appeal to Order of Malta to disassociate from cruel hare coursing
08 Ireland's hare coursing cruelty continues in Sligo and Kilkenny
08 Sportsfile photo agency profiting from animal cruelty images
News - 2015
18 Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2016
18 Green Party to push for bloodsports ban, if in government after 2016 election
18 Limerick veterinary surgeon sponsors hare coursing
17 Read Animal Voice - Issue 06, 2015
17 Sadness at death of "true friend of the animals" councillor, Pat Kavanagh
15 Renewed appeal to charities to reject hunt fundraisers
11 Urge St Vincent’s Hospital to reject foxhunting fundraiser
11 Ireland's hare coursing cruelty continues at Westport/Castletowngeoghegan and Cappoquin/Dungarvan
10 Glanbia responds to criticism over association with cruel hare coursing
09 €1 million for foxhunt point-to-point racing from taxpayer-funded HRI
08 Renewed appeal to Realex to stop facilitating sale of tickets to animal cruelty event
04 Assault, intimidation and theft at Limerick hare coursing meeting
03 Tributes paid in Seanad Eireann to anti-bloodsports Senator, Jack Fitzsimons
01 Workers' Party councillor "fully opposed to hare coursing"
01 Ireland's hare coursing cruelty continues in Athy, Old Kilcullen, Glanworth, Gorey, Newcastlewest, Rathdowney
30 Lucinda Creighton thinks animal cruelty tourism would give Irish economy a boost
27 "I have no plans to ban hare coursing": Shameful statement from Simon Coveney
26 “I am in favour of a ban on Ireland’s cruel bloodsports” – Actor/Comedian Joe Rooney
20 Vincent Browne denounces hare coursing as torture to animals
12 Ireland's hare coursing cruelty continues in Cavan, Clonmel and Ballyduff
11 Glanbia and Gain Animal Feeds associating with Ireland’s cruel hare coursing
11 3 Sinn Fein politicians wish "best of luck" to cruel coursers
05 Ireland's hare coursing cruelty continues in Listowel, Carlow and Nenagh
05 Major blow to coursing: Australian company pulls ad from Irish Coursing Club website
04 Ireland's hare coursing cruelty continues today and tomorrow (Galway & Oranmore)
30 Dozens of agitated hares trapped in Balbriggan coursing field
29 Shame on 3 FG MEPs who voted to keep bullfight subsidies
28 Coursing cruelty continues this week in Freshford (Co Kilkenny)
28 Major EU victory in fight against bullfighting
23 Read Animal Voice - Issue 05, 2015
23 Coursing cruelty continues this weekend in Charleville, Thurles, Miltown Malbay, Ballinagar, Castleisland and Waterford
22 Double protests against cruel hare coursing in Edenderry
15 Limerick TD asks why a hunter's licence was delayed
13 Ireland's hare coursing cruelty continues this week in Fermoy
13 Willie O'Dea TD expresses support for ban on hare coursing
09 Ireland's cruel hare coursing continues this weekend at Westmeath, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary
06 Protest against hare coursing in Edenderry - Saturday, October 17th
06 Brian May condemns Ireland's cruel hare coursing as 'disgusting so-called sport' that 'belongs in history'
30 Ireland's cruel hare coursing continues this weekend at Glin and Ennis Clarecastle
30 Coursers plead guilty to poaching hares on Boora bog nature reserve
24 Maureen O'Sullivan TD questions Minister about post mortems on hares killed during coursing
24 Shocking false claim about hare coursing from Minister Humphreys' office
23 Ireland's cruel hare coursing continues this weekend
11 "Finally we’ve managed to convince the local farmer to ban hunting from his land"
09 TicketsMarket UK removes links to bullfighting tickets
09 Demand an end to the cruel "Toro de la Vega" festival in Tordesillas, Spain
03 Stag party company thanked for removing Algarve bullfight option
01 Boycott Bullfighting - Download and share the ICABS leaflet
28 "Animals need to be protected" says Minister who facilitates Ireland's worst cruelty
28 Urge Minister Humphreys to stop Kilflynn hare coursing meeting
27 LateDeals thanked for removing suggestions to visit Spanish and Portuguese bullrings
20 Online travel agent, Sunshine, thanked for deleting suggestion to visit Cancun bullring
19 Minister Humphreys shamefully licenses another coursing season
14 Numerous breaches of last year's coursing licences. What will Minister Humphreys' response be?
12 Minister Humphreys urged to refuse hare coursing licence
11 NetFlights thanked for removing suggestion to visit Mexican bullfight
07 Successful Dublin demos highlight cruelty of coursing and bullfighting
31 Read Animal Voice - Issue 04, 2015
30 Success: Easons putting graphic hunting magazines out of reach of children
29 Double demo in Dublin to demand end to cruel coursing and bullfighting
24 Spanish Tourism shamefully promoting bullfighting to Irish holidaymakers
21 Student travel company removes list containing cruelty festivals
15 Social Democrats TDs support ban on bloodsports
09 USIT Travel urged to stop recommending cruel Pamplona bullrun
08 "Boycott the Bullrings" demo - 10th July 2015 at Dublin Airport
25 More and more Irish badgers being cruelly snared and killed
26 Minister questioned about bait digging, shellfish collecting and crabbing on Bull Island
25 Refuse a 2015-16 coursing licence: Contact Minister Humphreys now
24 Labour Party urged to push for ban on Ireland's cruel bloodsports
24 Labour Party politicians in favour of a ban on bloodsports
19 EuroVenture thanked for removing bullfighting and bullrunning content
19 Fine Gael urged to ban Ireland's cruel bloodsports
19 Fine Gael politicians in favour of bloodsports ban
19 Minister Humphreys asked if she will consider not renewing hare coursing licences
16 Sinn Fein urged to support ban on cruel bloodsports
16 Sinn Fein politicians in favour of bloodsports ban
12 Animal cruelty reported at Limerick hare coursing meeting
11 Secretive animal welfare conference in Farmleigh on Friday
09 Pack Your Bags Travel thanked for removing bullfighting from list of holiday attractions
09 Jack Charlton and cruel mink hunting
05 Northern Sound interview: ICABS highlights coursing cruelty
05 TV3's Pete the Vet expresses support for bloodsports ban
03 Renewed appeal to cricket club to stop using coursing field
03 Westmeath Cllr: Hunts can cause more damage than an entire parish
02 Coursers get over 100,000 Euro from taxpayer-funded Greyhound Board
29 NPWS issue thousands of licences for killing of protected animals
27 Minister asked why no sanctions for coursers who breached licence conditions
26 Irish badgers are being culled in horrific circumstances
15 Hares continuing to suffer and die in Ireland's cruel coursing
12 Read Animal Voice - Issue 03, 2015
08 Urge Order of Malta to disassociate from cruel hare coursing
07 Irish hares being persecuted by hunters, coursers and shooters
01 Three fur farms remain in Ireland - demand a fur farming ban now
01 Veterinary Council refuses to restrict vet participation in bloodsports
29 Smell led ranger to injured hare in box at coursing meeting
24 Minister Humphreys Rolls Over For Hare Coursers
22 Holiday Hypermarket thanked for removing bullfighting references from website
17 TDs Paul Murphy and Tommy Broughan question Minister about extinction of Bull Island hares
09 Badgers avoid cattle: Landmark finding in Irish badger study
09 About.com asked to stop publicising cruel bullfighting events
03 No escape for fox who tried to find refuge in tree at Wexford hunt
03 Vet and FBD Insurance 'equine specialist' at County Clare foxhunt
02 Hares feared extinct on Dublin's North Bull Island
01 Carlow–Kilkenny By-election 2015: Where do the candidates stand on animal cruelty?
31 Read Animal Voice - Issue 02, 2015
12 Maureen O'Sullivan TD moves bill to ban cruel hare coursing
12 Le Boat thanked for removing bullfights from "Top 10 secret gems" list
12 Hays Travel thanked for removing bullfighting reference from website
11 Disturbing Westmeath Foxhunt video emerges
10 Appeal to Easons to act against graphic hunting magazines
06 Urge Mullingar school to reject foxhunt’s fundraiser
27 Minister Simon Coveney admits to participating in cruel foxhunting
20 8 hounds shot dead by sheep farmer following sheep attack during hunt
19 Irish foxhunting groups continuing to enjoy tax exemption
18 Labour senator shamefully commends cruel coursers
06 Deer narrowly avoids collision with car during hunt in Ashbourne
05 Clare Daly TD moves Bill to ban hare coursing and close stag hunting loophole
03 Free the Powerstown Park Hares
28 Read Animal Voice - Issue 01, 2015
28 Kill greyhounds, don't rehome them - Callous advice from Irish Coursing Club
28 Drug problem haunting Irish greyhound industry
23 Join the protests against cruel hare coursing - Jan 30th Dublin and Feb 2nd Clonmel
22 AlphaRooms.com thanked for removing bullfighting references from website
22 Foxes run for their lives as hunt welcomed to Ashford Castle
22 Protest against hare coursing sponsor, BoyleSports - Friday, January 30th
21 Justice Minister questioned about hunt "blatantly ignoring legislation"
21 Dublin Coach's shameful hare coursing offer
16 Ireland's cruel hare coursing continues this weekend
16 Osprey Holidays thanked for removing bullfighting reference from Seville page
16 Fox pursued by 37 hounds for over 13 miles
15 Budget Travel thanked for removing bullfighting references
15 Ireland's cruel hare coursing continues this week in Macroom, Co Cork
13 Millstreet TD urged to join calls for end to cruel hare coursing in town park
13 Respa Beds owner and Westmeath county hurler at foxhunt
07 Appeal to Millstreet GAA: Join calls for end to coursing on football field
06 Shameful animal cruelty in Millstreet's town park
News - 2014
23 Read Animal Voice - Issue 12, 2014
23 Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2015
19 Ireland's cruel hare coursing continues this weekend in Kilkenny and Donegal
19 Realex urged to stop facilitating sale of tickets to animal cruelty event
18 Minister Simon Coveney: I have no plans to ban hare coursing
18 Crushing blow to convicted hare coursers in UK
17 Over 28,000 sign petition for a ban on Ireland's cruel coursing
17 Gardai standing next to coursers' catering tent were on traffic duty
16 Ireland's cruel hare coursing continues this week in Borris-in-Ossory
16 Companies asked to stop selling bullfighting tickets
12 Joe Walsh Tours thanked for removing suggestion to visit bullfight
12 Ireland's cruel hare coursing continues this weekend
11 Joe Walsh Tours urged to stop encouraging tourists to "watch bullfighting"
11 Justice Minister: Ward Union deer incident under investigation
11 Minister urged to close loophole being exploited by deer hunters
10 Leading stag do company drops suggestion to visit bullfight
10 Oliver's Travels thanked for removing bullfighting lessons
05 Ireland's cruel hare coursing continues this weekend
28 Read Animal Voice - Issue 11, 2014
27 Irish hares running for their lives as cruel hare coursing continues
27 Urge Limerick bishop to end clergy involvement in cruel hare coursing
26 Foxes suffering appalling fates due to Simon Coveney's failure to ban terrierwork
25 Scrap metal company urged to scrap coursing sponsorship
25 Help reduce animal deaths on the roads
21 Ireland's cruel hare coursing continues this weekend
20 Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Foxhunting is "absolutely disgraceful"
19 Death of anti-bloodsports politician Jack Fitzsimons
14 Coursing cruelty continues this weekend in Cavan, Clonmel, Ardpatrick and Ballyduff
13 Calls for Millstreet Town Park to stop hosting cruel hare coursing
12 Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Council urged not to trap or kill foxes
07 Dublin marathon timing company proud of hare coursing involvement
04 Coursing cruelty continues this week in Galway & Oranmore, Carlow, Listowel and Nenagh
31 Read Animal Voice - Issue 10, October 2014
29 Irish greyhounds killed to teach UCD veterinary students
28 Coursing cruelty continues this week in Freshford (Co Kilkenny), Limerick City and Leinster Open/Trim
24 Coursing cruelty continues this weekend in Miltown Malbay, Charleville, Thurles, Ballinagar, Castleisland and Waterford
23 Coursing club gets slap on the wrist for intimidating ranger
23 Shame on Fine Gael MEPs for abstaining in EU animal cruelty vote
23 Coursing cruelty continues this week in Mallow, Co Cork
21 Coursing cruelty continues today at New Ross, Co Wexford
17 Coursing cruelty continues this weekend in Crohane & Killenaule, Loughrea, Edenderry, Abbeydorney
17 €13.6 million budget jackpot for greyhound industry
17 Why were 3 uniformed Gardaí present at Glin hare coursing meeting?
17 Petition: Stop EU subsidies for bullfighting
16 Limerick Diocese condones hare coursing cruelty
15 Ireland's coursing cruelty continues this week in Fermoy
10 Dept of Agriculture orders 25,000 badger body bags
10 Ireland's coursing cruelty continues this weekend
10 Priest blesses field of nightmares
08 By-elections 2014: Where do the candidates stand on animal cruelty
03 Actress Mary McEvoy: "I don't believe in hunting or shooting"
03 Urge Minister Humphreys to stop Mallow hare coursing meet
02 Coillte defends its hosting of barbarism
29 Read Animal Voice - Issue 08, August 2014
27 Minister Humphreys Licenses Cruel Wildlife Abuse
25 Coillte urged to bar hunters from Galway wood
22 Unbelievable: Minister claims badger snaring "does not involve snares"
13 Companies urged to scrap discounts for wildlife killers
08 Heather Humphreys - Halt the hare horror
31 Read Animal Voice - Issue 07, July 2014
23 Ireland's hare coursing cruelty catalogue 2014
23 Tell Agriculture Minister, Taoiseach and Tanaiste to ban fur farming NOW
23 Minister Coveney approves painful mutilation of dogs
15 Deadline for submissions on fur farming - Friday 18th July
09 Stars from the world of entertainment call for ban on Ireland's cruel fur farming
02 Urge Minister Simon Coveney to 'Scrap the code of practice. Ban fur farming now'
02 8 out of 10 want fur farming banned in Ireland: opinion poll
30 Read Animal Voice - Issue 06, June 2014
25 Meath deer hunt report under investigation
25 Irish Rail to take action over hunters on Tipperary track
24 Farmers Against Foxhunting condemn hunt blessing
24 Iglu Cruise thanked for removing suggestion to watch bullfight festival
24 Holiday Transfers thanked for removing suggestion to attend bullfight
24 Abercrombie & Kent thanked for removing bullfight references from website
18 Hunters on rail line: Irish Rail urged to take action
13 Minister Coveney: I am aware a large body of people want coursing banned
13 Burleigh Travel thanked for removing bullfight references from website
12 Meet Ireland's rarest native mammal
11 Kilkenny priest urged to stop hunt blessings
06 Hare coursers back on Galway Bay's Island Eddy
06 Revealed: Bloodsports enthusiasts at Coveney's "animal welfare" conference
06 Online shopping website Fruugo thanked for removing glue traps
30 Read Animal Voice - Issue 05, May 2014
30 Minister Michael Noonan thinks "coursing is not an issue"
30 Snared fox was "crying like a child"
29 How can we talk about animal welfare and condone cruelty?
28 Success for anti-bloodsports candidates in elections
28 Death of anti-bullfighting campaigner, Tony Moore
20 Outrage as hunters and terriermen invited to Coveney's 'animal welfare' conference
20 European Elections 2014: Candidates and Animal Issues
30 Read Animal Voice - Issue 04, 2014
30 NPWS issue licence to kill Ireland's rarest mammal
18 Join the protest against animal cruelty - Friday, May 16th, 12-2pm
18 One in Four urged to reject fundraiser auction that includes foxhunting
17 Death of ICABS campaigner, Pat Patterson
16 Senator concerned about "integrity" of hare coursing
16 Renewed appeal to Taoiseach and Tanaiste to ban hare coursing
10 Hunting mag highlights carnage in Irish countryside
10 IceLolly.com thanked for removing bullfight reference from Madrid guide
03 Hospice Foundation thanked for dropping bullfight-themed images
31 Read Animal Voice - Issue 03, 2014
28 MyCharity.ie thanked for removing bullrun from fundraising list
21 Foxhunting Cruelty: A focus on earth blocking
20 Just Resorts thanked for removing bullring from "Marbella holiday highlights"
20 Ticketmaster asked to stop selling tickets to cruel bullfights
19 Exclusive GP thanked for removing bullfighting reference from website
14 Happy St Patrick's Day to all our friends and supporters
12 "Corrupt Science": BBC upholds complaint against Irish badger snaring article
11 Local and European Elections 2014: Candidates and Animal Issues
07 Pet food company Kasko asked to disassociate from cruel hare coursing
07 Complaints to Westmeath Examiner over front page foxhunters
06 Ireland is still a cruel country - Maureen O'Sullivan TD
06 Letter to Editor: Threat to the Irish Hare is a horror story that shames us
06 Charities urged to reject hunt fundraisers
04 Contiki urged to stop encouraging holidaymakers to attend bullfight
28 Read Animal Voice - Issue 02, 2014
26 Protest against coursing - this Sunday 2nd March
26 American Airlines removes bullfighting references from website
12 Surehaul asked to disassociate from hare coursing
12 New ICABS petition calls for end to cruel badger snaring
11 Ricky Gervais highlights ICABS petitions to 5.5 million
07 Hare coursing president manhandles women
07 UK hotel disassociates from Ireland's cruel hare coursing
06 Shame on BoyleSports for sponsoring Ireland's cruel hare coursing
03 Read Animal Voice - Issue 01, 2014
31 Festival of coursing cruelty kicks of at Clonmel this weekend
31 Gorey Councillor horrified that cruel coursing continues
29 Ganly Walters asked to remove foxhunting from property listings
22 Renewed appeal to Simon Coveney to ban digging-out and terrierwork
22 Call on Clonmel Park Hotel to stop publicising cruel hare coursing
22 Protest against hare coursing - Monday, February 3rd
21 Courser's claim that hares are treated well is laughable
17 NY.T.Roma Hotel thanked for removing bullfighting from activities page
16 Irish Rail urged to stop allowing hunts to cross tracks at unattended level crossings
16 Paralyzed hunt hound left to die on Athlone train track
16 "I love hunt pictures": Westmeath Councillor
15 Macroom urged to reject cruel hare coursing
14 Irish Rail must prosecute hunt that trespassed on to rail line
14 Two hounds killed in train collision, News & Star reports
10 Elavon/Realex urged to stop facilitating sale of coursing tickets
09 Dublin Coach company's coursing connection
07 Hunting image in Westmeath Hospice calendar
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