ASSOCIATION OF HUNT SABOTEURS
To end the slaughter by trapping hunting, and snaring of Irish wildlife.
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We want (a) those companies and people connected with this wildlife slaughter to disassociate themselves from it (b) and we want the Minister to stop the kill and to use TB vaccination.
The Irish Department of Agriculture is seeking contractors to kill up to 12,000 badgers over 2 years in an ongoing effort to tackle tuberculosis levels in cattle. The contract will be worth in the region of €2m and will involve the capture and shooting of the animals. [although clubbing of some animals has been reported. Badger culling has been used as a way of reducing the levels of the disease for decades, with 6,000 badgers per year culled in recent years. • 115,000 badgers have been killed by the Irish Government since 1984• 6,000 snares are set in Ireland every night• €70 million of citizen’s money has been allocated to the disease eradication programme this year alone• Badgers are a protected species by Irish and European law Scotland is TB free and never snared Badgers. Wales Vaccination project has reduced TB. Northern Ireland have the same TB rate as Southern Ireland and never snared. PLEASE SIGN AND HELP US STOP THIS UNNECESSARY AND BRUTAL KILLING. AOHS.
STOP SPONSORING HARE COURSING IN IRELAND.
LIVE HARE COURSING IS KEPT ALIVE BY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IN THE FORM OF SPONSORSHIP. We anticipate a ban on hare coursing in the near future in Ireland but in the meantime we want to stop as many animals suffering as we can. This means the dying 'sport' of Hare Coursing needs to have all support withdrawn. Proof of the inherent cruelty can be seen in footage like this from the “prestigious” Irish Cup coursing event: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL741E0B6DA3CBB057 And evidence such as this: (Following are summaries of the recent FOI reports re the relevant hare coursing events, and extracts from them) Ennis/Clarecastle, December 10/11, 2011 According to ranger’s report, on day one, five hares were hit, with three dying in the escape after coursing. On day two, seven hares were hit, two killed, four injured, one put down and two died from injuries. This amounts to a total of eight fatalities. Gorey, Co. Wexford, 29/30 October, 2011 Over the two days of coursing sixteen hares were hit by dogs, with nine pinned and seven dying of their injuries, according to NPWS ranger’s report. Listowel, Co. Kerry, Oct 12/13, 2011 Seven hares hit by greyhounds, three killed, three injured and two put down because of injuries, plus one died in coursing compound. A total of seven fatalities. Millstreet, Co. Cork, December 30/31, 2012 Three hares were hit by dogs, three hares were dead at end of coursing. Ranger noted that “a number of hares (at least three, probably more) had conjunctivitis, as confirmed by Vet. At least nine hares had foot injuries.” Murrintown, Wexford, 26/27 December, 2011 Ranger reported six hares hit by muzzled dogs on Day two, with six injured and two killed. Meanwhile veterinary report cited twelve hares unfit for coursing, four hares injured and sixteen “sick or otherwise unfit” after coursing. According to this coursing club’s Hare Capture Return, eighty-six hares were captured for coursing. However a figure of seventy-five was cited at the start of coursing on day one, leaving a discrepancy of eleven hares. In a memo from the ranger to his superior, he cited that the club informed him that they had a “break in on their hare paddock” and that “eight hares were missing and three killed”. Tradaree, Co. Clare November 12/13, 2011, 2011 On day one, two hares were hit and one killed. On day two, ranger noted that four hares had died overnight and one after coursing. Vet’s report stated that nine hares were “unfit for coursing, one injured and one unfit after coursing. Thurles & District, Co. Tipperary, 29/30, October, 2011 Ten hares hit over the two days, two hares killed, two injured and two died overnight in coursing compound. Kilflynn, Co. Kerry, October 1 & 2, 2011 Twleve hares hit by dogs, three hares killed, three died of “natural causes”, one injured and one put down because of injuries. Sevenhouses, Co. Kilkenny, January 14/15 Twelve hares hit by muzzled dogs, one killed, four injured and one put down because of injuries. Lixnaw, Co. Kerry, November 4/5/6, 2011 Two hares hit by greyhounds, one killed and one died of “natural causes”. Parksgrove, North Kilkenny, December 26/27, 2011 Thirteen hares hit by muzzled dogs, two killed two put down because of injuries, with two “escaped”. Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, November 5/6, 2011 Seven hares hit by dogs, three injured and two put down as a result of their injuries, plus one found dead in escape. Abbeydorney, Co. Kerry, October 22/23, 2011 Six hares hit by greyhounds, one killed. Limerick City, November 5/6, 2011 Ten hares struck by greyhounds, with four injured and one put down because of injuries, one “escaped”. Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, November 26/27, 2011 Seven hares struck by greyhounds with three injured. Balbriggan, Co. Dublin, November 26/27, 2011 Nine hares hit, one injured, according to NPWS ranger, with vet’s report stating that two hares were injured and two “sick or otherwise unfit” after coursing, and ICC control steward stating that one died of natural causes, and one injured hare released. Westmeath United, October 15/16, 2011 Ranger described coursing as follows: “There were nine hares hit on Day one. Of these, one hare was tossed and rolled on the ground; another hare was tossed and mauled; another was mauled on the ground by the two dogs and placed in a wooden box; another was hit about five times and mauled on the ground by the dogs. When the dog owners came running in, one of them grabbed the hare and lifted it away from the dogs by its side and then the steward took it from him and handled it in a more appropriate manner. The hare cried with what I presume was distress during this incident. The steward placed this hare in the wooden box. Another hare was tossed and badly mauled by the dogs later in the day. In all, three hit hares were retrieved and placed in a wooden box”. The box was subsequently taken away by the vet, who stated in his report that one died and two were released. Fermoy, Co. Cork, October 19/20, 2011 Six hares hit by muzzled dogs, one injured and one put down because of injuries, with the ranger being informed that a hare was found dead the morning after in the escape. Vet’s report stated that five hares were injured (four more than ranger stated) with one hare euthanised. Ballyduff, Co. Kerry, November 18/19, 2011 Four hares hit by dogs, and one died of “natural causes”. Ballyheighue, Co. Kerry, October 14/15/16, 2011 Ranger didn’t attend on Day one. Four hares struck over two days, with one hare killed and one dying of “natural causes”. Limerick Regional, Clarina, October 15/16, 2012 Fifteen hares hit by dogs, five “pinned” and ten “tipped”, five injured and two died of injuries. Ranger stated that a post mortem was sought on the hares that died, with his line manager requesting via a note on the form the findings of the post mortem, stating “I presume it was internal injuries rather than muzzles coming off?” Ranger noted “Yes – muzzles did not come off.” Ballinaboola, New Ross, Co. Wexford, October 8/9, 2011 Fourteen hares hit by dogs, fourteen hares injured, one killed and one died from injuries. Loughrea, Co. Galway, October 22/23, 2011 Fourteen hares hit by muzzled dogs, with three put down because of injuries. It was noted that three hares were “unaccounted for” on release. Glin, Co. Limerick, October 7/8/9, 2011 Ranger stated that two hares were killed. Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, December 17/18, 2011 Four hares hit by muzzled dogs. Mallow, Co. Cork, October 22/23, 2011 Nine hares hit by muzzled dogs, and one “escaped” from paddock. Galway & Oranmore, Nov 10 & 11, 2011 Ten hares hit, four pinned. Charleville, Co. Cork, Oct 29/30,2011 Five hares hit. It was stated that no vet was present, but on call, while the ICC control steward said there was veterinary involvement. The vet completed a veterinary report, despite not being present. Castleisland, Co.Kerry, October 30/31, 2011 One hare hit by muzzled dogs. Castletown-Geoghegan, Co. Westmeath, December 17/18, 2011 Six hares hit by muzzled dogs, with one “bad grazing”. Vet stated two hares were injured. East Donegal, December 3 and 4, 2011 Ranger stated one hare hit, one injured and died from injury.