Swiss Greens support ICABS appeal to Irish Greens
31 August 2007
The Green Party in Switzerland has taken time out from its pre-election campaigning to convey a message of support to ICABS. Vice General Secretary, Miriam Behrens, announced that "the Swiss Greens fully support your position" and asked us to convey to Irish Green Party Minister, John Gormley, their desire to see blood sports licences refused here.
ICABS has thanked the Swiss Greens for this support and have conveyed their message to Minister Gormley and the Green Party's TDs and Senators.
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.