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Animal Voice Issue 8 2012

Animal Voice Issue 8 2012

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Issue 8, 2012 of Animal Voice, newsletter of the Irish Council Against Blood Sports. Visit our website at www.banbloodsports.com for more news, updates and action alerts. Thanks for your support!
Issue 8, 2012 of Animal Voice, newsletter of the Irish Council Against Blood Sports. Visit our website at www.banbloodsports.com for more news, updates and action alerts. Thanks for your support!

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Issue 8 2012 – Read this edition online at
http://www.banbloodsports.com/av1208.htmIn this month's edition...
01. Coursers get cruelty licence for 2012-13 season02. Coursing is in decline in Ireland - Help finish it03. Save cubs from cubhunting cruelty04. New ICABS leaflet exposes Ireland's blood sport cruelty05. Senator John Whelan: Stag hunting is "not missed by rural Ireland"06. SUCCESS: "Hunter" listing removed from FAS website07. Ask 95fm to drop cruel coursing from its "sports" coverage08. 95FM laughter at struggling donkeys09. Hunting cruelty highlighted to Cork SPCA10. Anti-fur protests, Saturday 1st September 11. Irish horses to be sent to China12. Council motion against animals in circuses13. Ebay thanked for removing cruel animal traps14. Coursing cruelty: Northern Ireland versus Republic of Ireland15. Hounds Off campaign encouraging hunt-free areas in UK 16. Dogfight puppy found with snapped jaw - witnesses sought17. Presidents against blood sports18. Demand end to barbaric "Toro de la Vega"19. Alicia Silverstone: Help Ban Hounding of Bears and Bobcats20. Letters to Editors21. Campaign Quotes22. Petitions
 
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01. Coursers get cruelty licence for 2012-13 season
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ICABS has learned that Minister Jimmy Deenihan has issued a licence to hare coursers for another seasonof coursing cruelty.
Deenihan's licence allows the blood sports enthusiasts to net thousands of hares from the wild for use as live luresat around 91 coursing meetings around Ireland. See a copy of the cruelty licence athttp://www.scribd.com/doc/104511572Shame on Jimmy Deenihan and the National Parks and Wildlife Service for turning a blind eye to the suffering of hares and allowing this deplorable cruelty to continue.Earlier this year, Deenihan pledged to coursers: "Whatever I can do for coursing while I am in this job, I willcertainly do it."Please join us in our calls on Jimmy Deenihan to revoke the licence and save hares from another season of suffering.Jimmy Deenihan, TDMinister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht AffairsDepartment of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht23 Kildare Street, Dublin 2Email: ministersoffice@tcs.gov.ieCC: taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ieTel: +353 (0)1 631 3802Fax: +353 (0)1 661 1201In 2003, Enda Kenny told ICABS: "I am opposed to the practice of live hare coursing." Today, join us in urginghim to intervene to stop another season of coursing.An Taoiseach, Enda KennyDepartment of the Taoiseach,Government Buildings,Upper Merrion Street,Dublin 2Telephone: 01-6194020Fax: 01-6764048Email: taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie
 
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02. Coursing is in decline in Ireland - Help finish it
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In 1935, there were 219 coursing clubs in Ireland. In 2012, there are 89. There is no doubt that harecoursing is in decline but its end can't come soon enough. Save thousands of Irish hares from anotherseason of suffering - take action now to help bring coursing to an end.
Email "I am one of the majority opposed to hare coursing. I urge you to back an immediate ban on this shamefulcruelty" to all of Ireland's TDs. It only takes a few minutes at http://www.contact.ie/contactIf you are a landowner, make your land off-limits to those netting hares for coursing. Download a notice<http://www.banbloodsports.com/ln110812.htm> and display it on the boundaries of your property. For moreadvice on keeping hunters and coursers off your property, visit our Landowners page<http://www.banbloodsports.com/farmers.htm>View our new poster at http://www.scribd.com/doc/104287721/Cruel-Hare-Coursing-is-in-Decline
ACTION ALERTS
Contact Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney and demand that a ban on coursing and foxhunting is included inthe Animal Health and Welfare Bill 2012.Minister Simon CoveneyDepartment of AgricultureAgriculture House,Kildare Street, Dublin 2.Email: minister@agriculture.gov.ieTel: 01-607 2000 or LoCall 1890-200510.Fax: 01-661 1013.Urgently contact An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and An Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore. Ask them to show compassion for wildlife and introduce an immediate ban on coursing and foxhunting.An Taoiseach, Enda KennyDepartment of the Taoiseach,Telephone: 01-6194020An Tanaiste, Eamon GilmoreOffice of the Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade,Tel: 01 6183566 (Dail) or 01 408 2000 (Iveagh House)Email Both: eamon.gilmore@oireachtas.ie;taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie

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