Minister Shatter urged to push for blood sports ban
20 April 2011
Former ICABS President, and current Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter, has been urged to push for bans on foxhunting and hare coursing. Please join our appeal to Minister Shatter to use his influence to end cruelty in Ireland.
On his website, Minister Shatter proudly notes that he was "for many years President of the Irish Council against Blood Sports". He is on record as saying: "I am totally opposed to hunting wild animals with dogs."
In 1993, he defied the party whip to support the late Deputy Tony Gregory’s Bill which aimed to outlaw hare coursing.
In a letter to Minister Shatter this week, ICABS urges him to use his influence within the party to push for a ban on all forms of hunting wild animals with dogs, including foxhunting, hare hunting and hare coursing.
You can help by responding to our action alert below. Thank you.
Contact Minister Alan Shatter now. Encourage him, as a former ICABS president and anti-hunt TD, to push for a ban on hunting and coursing.
Minister Alan Shatter
Department of Justice, Equality and Defence
94 St. Stephen's Green
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (CC email@example.com)
Please also contact your local TDs and urge them to support legislation to ban blood sports.
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