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Property agents thanked for removing bloodsports from listings
10 January 2013

ICABS has thanked Irish property agents for responding positively to an appeal and removing bloodsports references from online listings.

A big thumbs up to,, and who have all removed references to hunting from property listings. The move came after we highlighted the cruelty involved and the fact that any mention of bloodsports in the vicinity of a property could prove very off-putting to many potential buyers or renters.

ICABS also welcomes a response from Colliers International who have said that they are in the process of taking down any reference to blood sports from their site.

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Please join us in appealing to the following property agents to follow suit...

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"ideally located for someone interested in hunting", "Outdoor activities are endless...These include...hunting"

"Accompanied deer-stalking and hunting trips (hunting licence required) available on request", "Good access to activities this beautiful tourist village offers...Hunting", "All country sports including hunting", "Good hunting", "This compact holding is ideally located approx. 3km from Navan ... in an area renowned for golfing, fishing and hunting", "Fishing, Gun Clubs, Fox Hunting & Coursing"

"Riding, hunting, fishing, golf and walking are all local amenities."

"Fishing, Gun Clubs, Fox Hunting & Coursing"

"well placed to exploit the excellent hunting amenities in the immediate vicinity"

If you are aware of any other property agents or auctioneers using bloodsports as a selling point for properties, please let us know now. Thank you.

(If you have time, please compose your own personal letter. Otherwise, feel free to send the short sample letter below. Be assertive, but polite, in all correspondence. Thank you.)

Dear Sir/Madam,

I appeal to you to stop using animal cruelty activities as a selling point for properties.

It is in very poor taste to describe properties on your website as being close to hunting or coursing clubs.

Perhaps you are not aware of the suffering caused to Irish wildlife by these abhorrent practices. Foxes are chased to exhaustion and torn apart by packs of hounds. If the foxes manage to escape underground, they are mercilessly dug out with spades and killed. In coursing, hares are used as lures for greyhounds. When hit by the dogs, the terrified hares suffer agonising injuries such as broken bones and dislocated hips. See for video evidence.

Please remember that a majority of people are opposed to animal cruelty and that advertising properties in terms of hunting and coursing is likely to prove very off-putting to many potential buyers/renters.

Show compassion for Irish wildlife and immediately adopt a policy of disallowing any reference to hunting or coursing on your site.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,


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