Tell Michael Moynihan TD that coursing is cruel
Fianna Fail TD, Michael Moynihan has claimed that those involved in coursing are "decent and honourable people" and that they maintain "animal welfare standards second to none".
Deputy Moynihan's ridiculous comments were made during a Dail debate on the Welfare of Greyhounds Bill 2011 (30 June 2011).
"Those involved in the industry and coursing clubs are genuine, decent and honourable people, providing employment and entertainment and maintaining animal welfare standards second to none," he stated.
ICABS has told Deputy Moynihan that there is no decency or honour in taking a timid creature from its habitat and forcing it to run for its life in front of greyhounds. "Praising coursers for their animal welfare standards is laughable," we added. "Coursing subjects hares to stress, injury and death. Among the injuries hares suffer are broken legs and dislocated hips."
Please tell Cork North West TD, Michael Moynihan that those involved in hare coursing are cruel and heartless. Urge him to stop defending their deplorable activity and instead support legislation banning the bloodsport.
Michael Moynihan, TD
Dail Eireann, Dublin
(With a copy to Fianna Fail party leader, Micheal Martin, TD)
LoCall 1890 337889 Ext.3595
Fax: 01 6184612
Kanturk Co. Cork
Tel: 029 51299
Tel: 063 21088
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