|ICABS Action Alerts|
Urge FBD to stop offering insurance to cruel hunters
FBD Insurance is offering cover to hunters who cause damage and injury during hunting activities. The company has been asked to scrap its pro-hunt policy.
A booklet dealing with FBD Liability Insurance outlines that "the standard FBD Public Liability policy provides cover for damage caused to property or injuries caused to third parties while you are hunting on horseback" and that "you are covered under your public liability insurance for any injury or damage that these animals [e.g. horses] may cause to members of the public or their property."
ICABS has complained to FBD about its pro-hunt policy. In a letter to CEO, Andrew Langford, we stated: "By offering coverage to hunters, your company is facilitating the continuation of foxhunting - an extremely cruel and barbaric activity that a majority of Irish people want made illegal."
For a company with its roots in the agricultural sector, it is ironic that FBD is facilitating an activity which
Urge FBD Insurance to stop insuring those involved in animal cruelty and scrap its pro-hunt policy. If FBD's association with hunters would make you choose an alternative insurance company, please make this clear in your correspondence.
Group Chief Executive
Bluebell, Dublin 12
Tel: Locall 1890 617 617
ICABS advises anyone who experiences hunt trespass to immediately contact the Gardai and urge them to prosecute. We also recommend that legal advice is sought with a view to pursuing a claim for compensation. In all cases, take photos and/or video of the trespass and damage. For more information, please click on "Farmers" at www.banbloodsports.com.