Socialist Party would support blood sports ban
10 April 2007
The Socialist Party has reiterated its support for an end to blood sports in Ireland. Responding to correspondence from ICABS, the party confirmed that it would support a ban on the cruel activities.
"The Socialist Party is opposed to blood sports and would support a ban and the goals of your campaign," stated national party organiser, Kevin McLoughlin. "We wish you well in your work."
Previously, Socialist Party TD, Joe Higgins assured us that: "I am opposed to the hunting of foxes by hounds as indeed I am opposed to live hare coursing."
The Irish Council Against Blood Sports is grateful to the Socialist Party for their support.
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URGENT ACTION ALERT
Urge An Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, to introduce legislation outlawing coursing, foxhunting, carted deer hunting and all forms of hunting with hounds.
Bertie Ahern, An Taoiseach
Please also contact your local TDs/Senators and urge them to put pressure on the Taoiseach to ban blood sports in Ireland as has been done in the UK.
Write to your TD at: Dail Eireann, Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Tel: 01-618 3000 or 1890 337 889.
Write to your Senator at: Seanad Eireann, Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Tel: 01-618 3000 or 1890 732 623.
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