Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.: End the farming and breeding of birds for sport shooting in IRELAND
  • Petitioning Minister Jimmy Deenihan.

This petition will be delivered to:

Dept.Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Minister Jimmy Deenihan.
Taoiseach of Ireland
Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
Tánaiste & Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade
Eamonn Gilmore
Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Minister Simon Coveney
Minister of State -Gaeltacht Affairs (Department of Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht)
Dinny McGinley Minister of State

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.: End the farming and breeding of birds for sport shooting in IRELAND

    1. Petition by

      ASSOCIATION OF HUNT SABOTEURS

In IRELAND millions of pheasants and partridges are purpose-bred annually. These birds are kept in battery cages, sheds and pens for the multi-million pound shooting industry. Artificially-reared birds are subject to painful mutilations and have administered to them a variety of pharmaceuticals in an attempt to combat the stress and diseases that are the inevitable consequences of intensive farming.
As the Shooting fraternity itself has acknowledged, millions of birds are shot purely for sport rather than for the dinner table. Additionally, large numbers of wild birds and mammals are mercilessly killed in ‘predator control’ programmes.

We, the undersigned:
• Believe that the farming of pheasants and partridges to serve as feathered targets is perversely cruel.
• We call for a ban on the production of birds for ‘sport’ shooting to be introduced in Ireland.
• A similar ban was introduced in Holland in 2002.

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    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
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      many thanks for signing. Pheasants are docile birds who stay where the food supply is, they are easy targets for the killing brigade.
      help spread this on facebook and twitter and to your friends lists.
      Bernie

    5. Reached 500 signatures
    6. NO IRISH FIGURES AVAILABLE.

      the Irish Government departments do not appear to have the numbers of pheasants bred or killed. They do have a number for licenses issued under Section 22-8-B. [license regulation to shoot Pen-reared birds]

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    • sue larkin GOLDCOAST, AUSTRALIA
      • 5 months ago

      all life is sacred n killing is immoral

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    • Linda Maslin BLUE BELL, PA
      • 5 months ago

      cruel and barbaric - this must be stopped!!!

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    • linda carroll DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • 5 months ago

      Killing should never be termed a 'SPORT.' It is a killing confraternity.

      Nothing to be proud of or boastful about.

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    • Thomas Grimshaw YORK, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 months ago

      york

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 10 months ago

      "Life is life's greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life's scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest."

      -- Lloyd Biggle Jr.

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