Green Party urged to honour pre-election pledge
30 August 2007
In its pre-election manifesto, the Green Party made a historic pledge to ban blood sports if they succeeded in getting into government. With two Ministers and a Minister of State now in position, the Green Party is today firmly in government. Please join us in urging the Green Party to honour its promise to bring hare coursing, carted deer hunting and fox hunting to an end in Ireland.
Please send a message of support to the six Green Party TDs and urge them to stand firm on their pledge to protect Irish animals from the terrible cruelty of blood sports.
Minister John Gormley
Ciaran Cuffe, TD
Trevor Sargent TD
Minister Eamon Ryan, TD
Mary White, TD
Paul Gogarty TD
I am writing to urge the Green Party to please honour its pre-election promise to ban blood sports in Ireland.
The Irish animals so cruelly abused and killed in our countryside are depending on your commitment to bring blood sports to an end.
As a first step, I appeal to you to please refuse licences to the Irish Coursing Club and the Ward Union deer hunt.
Your historic move will be widely welcomed across Ireland and the world.
Thank you and best wishes.