The Irish Council Against Blood "Sports" was founded in 1966 and is a non-political, non-violent, non-sectarian and voluntary organisation.
In common with all animal welfare organisations, we condemn all cruelty deliberately inflicted on animals. We are actively campaigning through legal and peaceful means for the abolition of blood sports where one or more animals are set against another for the purpose of sport or entertainment and which result in the maiming, harassing or killing of that animal.
We do not accept that a difference in species alone, any more than a difference in race, can justify the wanton exploitation or oppression in the name of entertainment or sport. We believe in the evolutionary and moral kinship of animals and declare our belief that all sentient creatures have a right to a life free of deliberately inflicted cruelty.
Should an animal need to be killed for food or to control species which have become too numerous, such killing should be done as humanely as possible.
Irish Council Against Blood Sports
PO Box 88, Mullingar,
Co Westmeath, Ireland