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Tell Ireland's Arts Minister to Stop Licensing Animal Cruelty
Animals  (tags: hare, coursing, ireland, cruel, cruelty, blood sport, bloodsport, heather humphreys, npws, national parks and wildlife service, wildlife, animals, ireland )

Irish Cou
- 19 days ago -
The Irish Council Against Blood Sports is calling on the Minister for Arts & Heritage, Heather Humphreys, to reject a licence application for a 2015-16 hare coursing season. A decision on whether or not to grant the licence is expected in the coming days.
Bullfighters Are "Filthy Barbaric Scum" - Ricky Gervais
Animals  (tags: animalcruelty, animals, ricky gervais, bull, bullfighting, petition )

Irish Cou
- 32 days ago -
Ricky Gervais has condemned those involved in bullfighting as "filthy barbaric scum". After tweeting a link to our anti-bullfighting petition to his 9 million followers, the actor-comedian asked "How the f--- is torturing a bull to death entertainment?"
Spanish Tourism Shamefully Promoting Bullfighting to Holidaymakers
Animals  (tags: bullfight, cruelty, spain, tourism, tourist, bull, bullring, injury, kill, blood, bloodsport )

Irish Cou
- 38 days ago -
"Come to Spain and discover the world of bullfighting - you are sure to have fun." This is the shameful message from the Spanish Government's tourism authority. The tourism body is not only encouraging people to attend bullfights but to also participate.
Virtual Barbarity: Oculus Urged to Scrap Bullfighter Film
Animals  (tags: bull, bullfighting, oculus, cruelty, matador, animal, vr, virtual reality )

Irish Cou
- 40 days ago -
Virtual reality company, Oculus, is being urged to scrap plans to use a bullfighting film to showcase the capabilities of its new headset display.
Urge Order of Malta to Stay Away From Cruel Hare Coursing
Animals  (tags: cruelty, hare, coursing, order of the mayor )

Irish Cou
- 115 days ago -
Irish voluntary first-aid organisation, Order of Malta, is being urged to show compassion for Irish wildlife and end its association with a coursing meeting where hares are used as live bait for dogs.
Ask About.Com to Stop Publicising Cruel Bullfighting Events
Animals  (tags: suffering, bull, bullfight,, cruelty, spain, animal, horse, cruelty, kill, torture, abuse, AnimalCruelty, cruelty, animalrights, animalcruelty )

Irish Cou
- 139 days ago - is being asked to stop publicizing bullfighting and providing links to sites selling bullfighting tickets. An travel writer declares: "I recommend heading for the bullring as soon as you arrive in the city to secure your tickets."
Ask Easons to Act Against Graphic Hunting Magazines
Animals  (tags: eason, hunt, hunting, magazine, graphic, violence, animals, top shelf )

Irish Cou
- 146 days ago -
Easons is being urged to stop displaying hunting magazines on the bottom shelves of its stores and to ensure that they are not sold to under 18s.
Urge Ireland's Sinn Fein Party to Support a Ban on Cruel Hare Coursing
Animals  (tags: sinn fein, coursing, hare, cruelty, cruel, bloodsport, wildlife, greyhound, dog, irish, ireland, politics )

Irish Cou
- 181 days ago -
Despite the suffering, injury and death caused to Irish hares in coursing, the Sinn Fein party's current policy is that they "oppose an outright ban". Sign and share our petition and urge the party to change its stance and back a ban on this bloodsport
Ask Loreto College School to Reject Cruel Foxhunt's Fundraiser
Animals  (tags: loreto, college, mullingar, westmeath, ireland, foxhunt, charity, ride, fundraiser, foxhunting, cruel )

Irish Cou
- 181 days ago -
The Irish Council Against Blood Sports is appealing to Loreto College secondary school in Mullingar, to reject a charity ride fundraiser organised by Westmeath Foxhounds, a cruel hunt involved in terrorizing and killing Irish wildlife.
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