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Ask Irish Catholic Priest to Stop Supporting Cruel Hare Coursing
Animals  (tags: hare, coursing, ireland, clergy, priest, cruelty, greyhound, hare coursing, bloodsport, edenderry, reverend dan dunne )

Irish Cou
- 32 days ago -
A Catholic priest was shamefully involved with cruel hare coursing in Edenderry, Ireland on October 17-18th. Fr. Dan Dunne is listed as the owner of a competing greyhound. At this bloodsport event, dogs were filmed hitting hares and sending them tumbling.
Urge Nursing Home to Disassociate From Cruel Hare Coursing
Animals  (tags: hare, coursing, cruelty, wildlife, nursing home, kerry, ireland, bloodsport )

Irish Cou
- 61 days ago -
A nursing home in County Kerry is being urged to disassociate from the cruel bloodsport of hare coursing (in which greyhounds are released to chase hares). The suffering and death caused to hares during coursing has been highlighted to the nursing home.
Urge Carmim Wine Company to Stop Advertising at Bullring
Animals  (tags: animalcruelty, animals, endangered, cruelty, death, protection, bull, bullfight, carmim, wine, portugal, olive oil )

Irish Cou
- 75 days ago -
Portuguese wine and olive oil company, Carmim, is being urged to stop advertising at cruel bullfights. Carmim ad banners were on display at a recent bullfight in Reguengos de Monsaraz, overlooking an area where bulls were repeatedly tormented and stabbed
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
- 104 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
- 117 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
- 123 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
- 125 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.
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