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Mercedes takes note of ICABS concerns
15 April 2011

Mercedes Ireland has told ICABS that our concerns about the appearance of an advert for a Vito van in a coursing booklet have been noted.

The full-page colour advert for Tipperary-based Mercedes dealer, Surehaul Ireland, was included in the coursing booklet for the coursing finals in Clonmel in February.

ICABS has called on Mercedes to act to prevent its name, logo and products from being included in any future coursing booklets. We highlighted the cruelty involved and outlined that a majority of Irish people want coursing outlawed and that it is already illegal in our neighbouring jurisdictions.

A Mercedes Benz spokesperson stated in reply: "Your comments have been duly noted and will be passed on to our marketing department."

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