It's barbaric: Green Cllr calls for hunting ban
06 February 2013
Green Party Councillor, Malcolm Noonan, has joined calls for a ban on foxhunting. The Kilkenny politician condemned the bloodsport as "barbaric" and said the time has come to ban it in Ireland.
Cllr Noonan's comments came in the wake of the horrific attack on a dog by hunt hounds in a Coillte forest in Carlow. The family pet was left fighting for its life with severe injuries.
The Irish Council Against Blood Sports greatly welcomes Cllr Noonan's statement of support for a ban. Please join us in renewing calls on the Minister for Agriculture to remove a foxhunting exemption from the Animal Health and Welfare Bill. Also, contact your local TDs and Councillors and urge them to back on bloodsports ban. See Action Alerts below.
Find out more about Cllr Malcolm Noonan at www.malcolmnoonan.com/about-2
Appeal to the Minister for Agriculture
Please appeal to the Minister for Agriculture to remove an exemption for foxhunting from the new Animal Welfare Bill.
Simon Coveney, TD
Minister for Agriculture
Department of Agriculture
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: 01-607 2884 or LoCall 1890-200510.
Fax: 01-661 1013.
Support politicians and parties who opposed blood sports.
The time has come for Coillte to put in place a blanket ban on all hunters entering its property. Please urgently contact Coillte and demand that they act to keep all hunters out.
The Irish Forestry Board
Tel: +353 (0)1 201 11 11
Contact all your local TDs now and urge them to support a ban on foxhunting.
Email TDs quickly and easily from www.contact.ie/contact
If you prefer to post a letter to your TDs, address your correspondence to:
Urgently contact An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and An Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore and ask them to back a ban on blood sports.
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
Department of the Taoiseach,
Upper Merrion Street,
An Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore
Office of the Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade,
80 St. Stephen's Green,
Tel: 01 6183566 (Dail)
Tel: 01 408 2000 (Iveagh House)
Fax: 01 408 2400
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