Petitioning Dept.Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Minister Jimmy Deenihan. and 4 others
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

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.


Letter 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
and 2 others
Agriculture, Food and the Marine Minister Simon Coveney
Minister of State -Gaeltacht Affairs (Department of Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht) Dinny McGinley Minister of State
End the farming and breeding of birds for sport shooting in IRELAND

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.