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Terrorized for "sport"...
international / animal rights / press release Thursday November 05, 2015 19:56 by Ban hare coursing in Ireland   image 5 images

In the latest blow to Ireland's cruel hare coursing, an Australian company has pulled an advertisement from the Irish Coursing Club website. The move came after the Irish Council Against Blood Sports highlighted the animal cruelty involved in coursing.

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Calling for  ban on hare coursing in Ireland...
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Sunday October 18, 2015 15:31 by Ban hare coursing in Ireland   image 1 image
This weekend's two day live hare coursing event at Edenderry, Co. Offaly was the target of a lively and very loud (though non-violent) protest by campaigners against the cruel so-called "sport".

On October 17th, members and supporters of several animal protection groups gathered outside the hare coursing venue, which is located close to the Tesco and Lidl supermarkets in the town.
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Hares terrorised and killed for fun and entertainment  in Millstreet
cork / animal rights / press release Thursday December 11, 2014 10:48 by Bernie Wright   text 1 comment (last - wednesday january 07, 2015 02:25)   image 1 image

The annual Millstreet Hare coursing event set for 3rd/4th Jan 2015 has already caused disgruntled locals to contact ourselves and other direct action Animal rights Groups.

This cruel spectacle actually takes place on a GAA pitch in a local public park. The park in the centre of the town, a favourite with locals, dog walkers, footballers etc however is disrupted for four weeks a year and actually has a rusty dump of an enclosure permanently in place to hold the netted hares for the coursing two day event. All this is allowed in a public park such is the power of the Town Park Committee. The opposition to ending this has prompted people to release the hares on many occasions but sadly they get recaptured and coursed, it fails as too many obstacles stop their escape and they are enclosed behind more wire than can be dismantled, until maybe this year if locals do not give up.

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wexford / animal rights / press release Thursday December 11, 2014 10:30 by Bernie Wright   text 1 comment (last - friday december 12, 2014 15:32)   image 1 image



Last Wednesday at 3pm as kids were being collected from the local National school in Oilgate ,Co Wexford locals were confronted by a dead fox being left outside the school gate and blocked roads and congestion . This melee was caused by the local Ballinagore hunt according to Gardai reports.
Also the local church Parish priest has advised the hunt that they were not allowed trespass on church property but they ignored the rule and rode in anyway.
Locals have told us the hunt blocked up the bottle bank area, parked at houses where school parents were collecting kids and the DEAD FOX left outside the school upset children and parents.

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Jack Fitzsimons
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Sunday November 23, 2014 01:40 by Campaign for the Abolition of Cruel Sports   text 3 comments (last - friday november 28, 2014 21:57)   image 6 images
The recent death of ex-senator and architect, Jack Fitzsimons of Kells, County Meath, has been keenly felt by his family and by the many people who knew him in his former professions. Readers of his best-selling book, Bungalow Bliss, will remember him too for his professional and easy to follow advice on affordable house designs.

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IGB are responsible for so much suffering.
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Thursday October 30, 2014 09:37 by bernie wright   text 5 comments (last - friday october 31, 2014 20:15)   image 1 image
Smothered Greyhounds found dead.- U bet-They die.

The Alliance for Animal Rights (AFAR) wholeheartedly condemns the suffering inflicted on the eleven greyhounds found smothered on Monday on exiting the Irish ferries vessel in France.
As this news comes in the midst of a greyhound Racing crisis in Ireland we hope firstly that no more Greyhounds will suffer at the hands of the Greyhound Industry.
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protest against coursing cruelty
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Wednesday October 08, 2014 16:54 by Against animal cruelty   text 3 comments (last - thursday october 16, 2014 08:05)   image 3 images
I have to ask: does the Catholic Church have a death wish?

Hare coursing is a horribly cruel sport that is a crime in many jurisdictions. Its bad enough that the Irish government allows itbut this week pictures circulating on social media (twitter and facebook) clearly show a Catholic Priest officially BLESSING a hare coursing venue. read full story / add a comment
Hare coursing "sport"
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Friday October 03, 2014 20:55 by Ban Hare Coursing in Ireland   text 1 comment (last - saturday october 04, 2014 13:38)   image 8 images
We, in common with all animal welfare/rights/rescue organisations and conservationist groups in Ireland are appalled that another hare coursing season has just been allowed to commence, with public hare-baiting sessions already having being staged at Liscannor in County Clare and Kilflynn in County Kerry.

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A BADGER SNARE as used by the Dept of Agriculture Food and the Marine
national / animal rights / press release Tuesday August 26, 2014 09:37 by Bernie Wright   text 1 comment (last - wednesday august 27, 2014 01:34)   image 2 images

RANTINGS FROM OUR AGRICULTURE Minister in the video below
"What we are continuing to do is have a humane and targeted cull of badgers which does not involve snares or anything like that. It involves trapping and catching badgers and putting them down in as humane a way as we can."



Snaring IS the method used to trap badgers by the Department of Agriculture despite the Ministers outrageous attempt to deny and conceal this fact. Who is he trying to hoodwink?
The AOHS believes that the method of capture is a barbaric wire snare which holds the helpless badger in excruciating pain until it is dispatched by gunshot or clubbed to death the next morning at the earliest as some accounts by farmers have revealed. That is if the badger has not been strangled beforehand by the snares wire. When nursing female badgers are snared and shot, their cubs are left to starve to death underground. The DOA refuse to allow a period for lactating badgers to raise their young without risk of torture"
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Debbie Vincent
international / animal rights / news report Friday August 22, 2014 19:30 by Anarchist Black Cross (ABC)   text 24 comments (last - sunday september 07, 2014 19:16)   image 1 image
Debbie Vincent, long-term animal rights campaigner, comrade, and friend to many within the movement, was sentenced on 17th April to 6 years in prison, after a five-week long trial at Winchester Crown Court. Further to time in prison, she was given an Anti-Social Behavioural Order for an additional 5 years after her release. read full story / add a comment
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Wednesday July 30, 2014 19:12 by Ban Irish hare coursing horror!   image 5 images
Irish animal protection groups are renewing their call for a total ban on live hare coursing following the latest series of shocking reports on coursing events compiled by State appointed wildlife rangers. read full story / add a comment
Sadness of gentle, loving dogs being treated as disposeable objects by the IGB
national / animal rights / press release Tuesday July 08, 2014 13:46 by Bernie Wright   image 1 image
A review of the Irish Greyhound Racing Industry by Indecon has said it believed that a more severe system of sanctions was needed to prevent animal cruelty in Racing.
We in AFAR however feel that this statement is naive and is based solely on improving the Industry image to raise revenue.

What is obviously excluded from the report is the DEATH RATE of ex-racing Greyhounds that is conveniently overlooked. The suffering of raced dogs is immeasurable and has only been documented due to the reports of people rescuing these unfortunate animals. Greyhounds have been butchered, drugged, abandoned, vivisected on in our collages,shot and mutilated when their money making days are over. Pits have been uncovered with buried dogs and a slaughterhouse using Bolt-guns to legally kill these dogs was also exposed.
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part of the demo outside Dublin Castle
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Saturday May 17, 2014 14:12 by Ban bloodsports in Ireland   image 5 images
Anti-blood sport campaigners joined various animal protection groups outside Dublin Castle to protest at the exempting of blood sports from prohibition under the Animal Health and Welfare Act. Other groups were there to promote animal friendly lifestyles and to highlight cruel animal transport practises. read full story / add a comment
Fox dig outs are cruel beyond belief
national / animal rights / opinion/analysis Sunday April 20, 2014 18:36 by End Bloodsports in Ireland   text 2 comments (last - sunday april 20, 2014 21:55)   image 4 images
When: Friday, 16th May 2014 from 12 midday to 2pm
Where: Outside the Dame Street entrance to Dublin Castle
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Greyhound and hare alike are cruelly ill-treated in coursing
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Tuesday April 08, 2014 09:01 by Abolish Hare Coursing in Ireland   text 2 comments (last - tuesday april 15, 2014 19:14)   image 6 images
The news that six greyhounds that participated in this years National Hare Coursing Festival have tested positive for banned substances can be offered as yet further evidence of the true nature of live hare coursing. read full story / add a comment
Rural pastime?
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Tuesday February 11, 2014 13:22 by Ban Hare Coursing in Ireland   text 34 comments (last - saturday april 12, 2014 12:16)   image 7 images
The ICC (Irish Coursing Club) says hare coursing has nothing to hide and everyone is welcome at displays of this "delightful rural pastime". So why were two women manhandled and ejected from the National Coursing Meeting when they tried to film this event?

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international / animal rights / press release Friday January 17, 2014 18:43 by Sue Anthony   text 2 comments (last - sunday january 19, 2014 19:33)
A colossal pod of 250 plus Bottlenose dolphins including babies, juveniles and one baby albino dolphin is being held captive overnight in the cove right now. It will be a total of 19 hours before they will endure the torture of being ripped from their family and selected for captivity. Those not selected will be slaughtered for human consumption. read full story / add a comment
why do hunters cause suffering for sport
kilkenny / animal rights / press release Sunday January 12, 2014 13:54 by Bernie Wright   image 1 image
SATURDAY at 5pm.
The AOHS have just received information from a Waterford train employee that a pack of hounds hunting across the train tracks have been apparently mowed down by the 2.50 Waterford to Dublin train.

We are currently seeking conclusive proof about this incident!!!!-we now have some more on this.

It happened apparently in the area of Mullinavat and the train accident happened at approximately 3.20 pm this afternoon at Mulinavat.

As it is Saturday we presume it was the Kilkenny foxhounds hunt, who hunt every Saturday at 11am. This has yet to be confirmed.They would normally meet at 11 am.

However we know that a hunt met today at the Rising Sun Pub as the pub staff have just confirmed. They however know nothing of the accident.

Gardai in Moincoin were not informed.

*Rising sun pub/ Mulinavat. Alternatively call 00353 (0) 51 898173 for enquires.

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international / animal rights / news report Wednesday December 18, 2013 19:36 by PETA and others
Bullfighting is a savage blood sport, an archaic barbarism which injures innocent bulls, horses, bullfighters and spectators. It is time for the Spanish, Mexican, Venezuelan, Argentinan, Chilean and all governments to outlaw it read full story / add a comment
dublin / animal rights / press release Thursday December 12, 2013 19:01 by Adele
Medium Geoff Keating is fighting to get his horses returned to him after Urlingford Pound entered private property in North Dublin and removed 15 horses.

Spots looks malnourished after 6 days in the pound. Is this down to stress? Lack of food? Mistreatment? Or all of the above? You can see Spots is tied up and the rope is taut. This means Spots is unable to eat, drink, move around or even lie down. read full story / add a comment
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