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Urge Nursing Home to Disassociate From Cruel Hare Coursing
Animals  (tags: hare, coursing, cruelty, wildlife, nursing home, kerry, ireland, bloodsport )

Irish Cou
- 15 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
- 29 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
- 58 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
- 71 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
- 77 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
- 79 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
- 154 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
- 178 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
- 185 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.
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