Kathy Sinnott, MEP joins calls for blood sports bans
13 September 2007
Irish MEP, Kathy Sinnott, has joined the calls for a ban on hare coursing and carted deer hunting. In a letter to Green Party Environment Minister, John Gormley, Ms Sinnott asked for an end to "this terrible practice of animal abuse".
"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," she stated. "I join their calls for you to refuse licences to those involved in this terrible practice of animal abuse."
ICABS has thanked Kathy Sinnott for her support.
For more information on Kathy Sinnott, MEP, please visit the European Parliemant website
ACTION ALERT 1
Please contact Environment Minister, John Gormley, and appeal to him to reconsider his decision to licence hare coursing. Urge him to stand firm against the Ward Union and refuse a licence for their abuse of deer.
Minister John Gormley
Dear Minister Gormley,
I am writing to express my great disappointment at your decision to licence hare coursing in Ireland. This licence not only disregards the awful animal cruelty of coursing but also the wishes of the majority of Irish adults who want this barbarism banned. I hope that you will find a way to urgently bring coursing to an end in Ireland.
I understand that you will be considering the licensing of carted deer hunting in the coming weeks. I implore you to stand firm against the Ward Union and refuse this licence.
In its pre-election manifesto, the Green Party pledged to ban blood sports when in government. You now have the opportunity to fulfil this promise and end the suffering of deer and hares.
ACTION ALERT 2
Please contact your local TD and Senator and ask them to make an appeal to Minister Gormley on your behalf.
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Videos: The cruelty of hare coursing and carted deer hunting