3 petitions

Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Michael Noonan TD, Simon Coveney TD, Leo Varadkar TD, National Parks and Wildlife Service Licensing Unit, Heather Humphreys, Joan Burton TD, Gerry Leckey - NPWS Licensing Unit, Dept of Agriculture, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed, Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald, Micheál Martin TD, Gerry Adams TD, Brendan Howlin TD, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Save Irish hares from cruel coursing

Thousands of Irish hares are forcefully snatched from the countryside every year and forced to run for their lives in front of pairs of greyhounds. Those involved in this cruelty are allowed to continue without fear of prosecution, due to an exemption for coursing in Ireland's Animal Health and Welfare Act. Injuries suffered by hares in coursing include broken bones and dislocated hips. The Minister for Agriculture (who has responsibility for animal welfare legislation) and the Irish Government must act now to outlaw hare coursing and save hares from the cruelty inherent in this outdated bloodsport.  Witness the cruelty of Ireland's hare coursing Contact Arts & Heritage Minister, Heather Humphreys, and urge her stop licensing hare coursing Heather Humphreys, TD Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht 23 Kildare Street, Dublin 2 Email:,,,, Tel: +353 (0)1 631 3802 or +353 (0)1 631 3800 Leave a comment on Facebook - Tweet to: @HHumphreysFG Urgently contact An Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar and An Tanaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) Frances Fitzgerald. Ask them to ban hare coursing and give permanent protection to hares. An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar Department of the Taoiseach, Government Buildings, Upper Merrion St, Dublin 2 Telephone: +353 (0)1-6194020 Email:, Tweet to: @campaignforLeo Leave a comment on Facebook: An Tanaiste, Frances Fitzgerald Department Of Justice 51 St. Stephen's Green Dublin 2. Tel: +353 1 602-8202 or +353 1 457 7712 Email: Tweet to: @FitzgeraldFrncs Facebook: Please appeal to the Minister for Agriculture to remove an exemption for coursing from the Animal Health and Welfare Act. Michael Creed TD Minister for Agriculture Department of Agriculture Agriculture House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Email: Tel: +353 (0)1-607 2000 or LoCall 1890-200510. Leave a comment on Facebook: Tweet to: @creedcnw

Irish Council Against Blood Sports ICABS
8,405 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed, National Parks and Wildlife Service Licensing Unit, Frances Fitzgerald TD, Heather Humphreys TD, Office of the Minister for Arts and Heritage, NPWS Licensing Unit / Gerry Leckey, Micheál Martin TD, Gerry Adams TD, Brendan Howlin TD, Tanaiste Simon Coveney, TD, John Brassill, TD, Declan Breathnach, TD, Pat Breen, TD, Sean Barrett, TD, Maria Bailey, TD, Bobby Aylward, TD, Peter Fitzpatrick, TD, Colm Brophy, TD, James Browne, TD, Richard Bruton, TD, Pat Buckley, TD, Peter Burke, TD, Joan Burton, TD, Mary Butler, TD, Catherine Byrne, TD, Thomas Byrne, TD, Jackie Cahill, TD, Dara Calleary, TD, Shane Cassells, TD, Timmy Dooley, TD, Josepha Madigan, TD, Michael Noonan, TD, Patrick O'Donovan, TD, Robert Troy, TD, Sean Sherlock, TD, Willie Penrose, TD, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, TD, Mattie McGrath, TD, Bernard Durkan, TD, Michael Harty, TD, Martin Kenny, TD, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, TD, Sean Canney, TD, Patrick Deering, TD, Barry Cowen, TD, Michael D’Arcy, TD, Pearse Doherty, TD, Leo Varadkar, TD, Peadar Tóibín, TD, David Stanton, TD, Brian Stanley, TD, Brendan Smith, TD, Eamon Scanlon, TD, Willie O'Dea, TD, Brendan Ryan, TD, Fergus O'Dowd, TD, Fiona O’Loughlin, TD, Frank O’Rourke, TD, Louise O’Reilly, TD, Michael McGrath, TD, Paul Kehoe, TD, Mary Lou McDonald, TD, Sean Haughey, TD, Jim Daly, TD, Andrew Doyle, TD, Paschal Donohoe, TD, John Deasy, TD, Regina Doherty, TD, John Curran, TD, Ciaran Cannon, TD, Kevin “Boxer” Moran, TD, Kevin O’Keeffe, TD, Kate O’Connell, TD, Joe Carey, TD, Michael Moynihan, TD, Carol Nolan, TD, Jim O’Callaghan, TD, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, TD, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, TD, Éamon Ó Cuív, TD, Tom Neville, TD, Hildegarde Naughten, TD, Pat Casey, TD, Martin Heydon, TD, Seán Kyne, TD, John Lahart, TD, Danny Healy-Rae, TD, Michael Healy-Rae, TD, Michael Lowry, TD, Seamus Healy, TD, Simon Harris, TD, Brendan Griffin, TD, Sean Fleming, TD, Charles Flanagan, TD, Michael Fitzmaurice, TD, Martin Ferris, TD, Denise Mitchell, TD, Tony McLoughlin, TD, John McGuinness, TD, Helen McEntee, TD, Marc MacSharry, TD, John Paul Phelan, TD, Noel Rock, TD, Michael Ring, TD, Maurice Quinlivan, TD, Denis Naughten, TD, Margaret Murphy-O’Mahony, TD, Eugene Murphy, TD, Eoghan Murphy, TD, Dara Murphy, TD, Imelda Munster, TD, Damien English, TD, David Cullinane, TD, Michael Collins, TD, Niall Collins, TD, Lisa Chambers, TD, Jack Chambers, TD, John Fitzgerald - National Parks and Wildlife Service


In Ireland's cruel coursing, thousands of hares are snatched from the wild in nets are forced to run for their lives from pairs of greyhounds. Every coursing season, hare injuries and deaths occur. All hares used suffer fear and stress.ACTION ALERT Contact all your local TDs and encourage them to back a ban on cruel hare coursing. Visit the Oireachtas website for names of TDs and their contact details contact the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and Tanaiste (Deputy Prime Minister). Urge them to ban hare coursing and give permanent protection to hares. An Taoiseach, Leo VaradkarDepartment of the Taoiseach,Government Buildings,Upper Merrion St, Dublin 2Telephone: +353 (0)1-6194020Email:, leo.varadkar@oireachtas.ieTweet to: @campaignforLeoLeave a comment on Facebook: Simon Coveney TD Tanaiste/Deputy Prime Minister Iveagh House 80 St Stephen's Green Dublin 2 Phone: +353 (0)1 408 2000 Email: Facebook: Tweet to: @simoncoveney Urge the Minister for Arts and Heritage to stop licensing hare coursing Josepha Madigan TDMinister for Culture, Heritage & the GaeltachtPhone: +353 (0)1 631 3800Email: josepha.madigan@oireachtas.ieLeave a comment on Facebook: to: @josephamadigan Witness the cruelty of hare coursing at Join the campaign for a ban on hare coursing at Support our campaign with a donation

Irish Council Against Blood Sports ICABS
13,803 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed TD, Andrew Doyle TD, Paschal Donohoe, Frances Fitzgerald, Dept of Finance

Irish Government: Stop Giving Millions of Euro to Cruel Greyhound Industry

Please sign our petition calling on the Irish Government to stop funding the cruel greyhound racing industry. The Irish Greyhound Board - which has control over track racing and hare coursing - received 16 million euro of hard-earned taxpayers' money in the latest budget (an increase of over a million euro compared to the previous year's figure), while other desperately needy sectors of Irish society saw cuts in grant aid. This despicable industry is responsible for the premature deaths of huge number of greyhounds, considered no longer fit to race on the track and those who don't make the grade. The average lifespan of a greyhound is 12-14 years, but Irish racing greyhounds can only expect to live 3-4 years. Also, many greyhounds are sent abroad to destinations that have little or no animal welfare protection legislation, where they are kept in appalling conditions and raced to death. It is also a corrupt industry with owners and trainers "openly admitting to doping" dogs as revealed on BBC and Channel 4 documentaries, while blooding (using hares, rabbits and small animals to keep the greyhounds keen) is an "open secret" in the industry. Given the ongoing fall in attendances at tracks, it is clear that the general public has little interest in greyhound racing. The Irish Government must stop wasting precious funds on this dying industry. An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar Government Buildings, Upper Merrion St, Dublin 2 Telephone: +353 (0)1 619 4020 Email:, Leave a comment on Facebook: to: @campaignforLeo Paschal DonohoeMinister for FinanceEmail:, +353 (0)1 6045810Leave a comment on Facebook: to @PaschaldMichael CreedMinister for Andrew Doyle TDMinister of State, Dept of

Irish Council Against Blood Sports ICABS
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