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Join our call for licences to be refused
02 August 2007

In the coming weeks, Environment Minister John Gormley will be making a decision on the licensing of carted deer hunting and hare coursing. Please join us in our call to the Minister to refuse these licences.

Contact us now for copies of our campaign postcards to send to the Minister or get in touch with him directly at the address below. Please encourage as many of your friends as possible to voice their opposition to the licensing of these cruel activities.

Two Campaign Postcards
The ICABS campaign postcards - If you and your friends would like to send one to Minister Gormley, please contact us for copies (please specify how many of each you require).


Please contact Minister John Gormley and ask him to refuse licences for coursing and carted deer hunting.

Sample Letter
(Please compose your own personal letter if possible. If you do not have time to do this, please send the short sample letter below. Be assertive, but polite, in all correspondence. Thank you.)

Minister John Gormley
Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government
Custom House, Dublin 1.

Tel: 01 888 2403.
Fax: 01 878 8640.

Dear Minister Gormley,

I support the call by the Irish Council Against Blood Sports for you to refuse licences for the Irish Coursing Club and the Ward Union carted deer hunt.

The Green Party promised to ban blood sports when in government. I hope that you will take this opportunity to make history for Irish animals by refusing to licence these blood sports groups.

Thank you very much, Minister. I look forward to your positive response.

Yours sincerely,


Hare Coursing Gallery - Image 1
A hare is mauled into the ground by a muzzled greyhound during a coursing meeting. This is one of the thousands of hares cruelly captured in the Irish countryside every year for use in the blood sport.

Deer at end of hunt
An injured, exhausted and bleeding deer at the end of a Ward Union carted deer hunt.

More information about hare coursing

Coursing: Leaflet | Photos | Videos | Petition

More information about carted deer hunting

Carted deer hunting: Leaflet | Photos | Videos | Petition

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