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Bloodsports

Contrary to popular belief, leather is NOT a by-product of the meat industry. While the hides of beef cattle are indeed used for leather, the leather industry is worth millions every year.

Bloodsports such as fox hunting, stag hunting and hare coursing unfortunately still take place in Ireland.

dogs ripping a fox apart

Foxes are dug out of their dens, and are then thrown in front of the hounds and riders. It is not long before the poor exhauseted, frightened fox is caught and then shredded to bits by the hounds - as the riders look on, satisfied with their kill for the day.

Stags are reared by the hunt members themselves, which means they are relatively tame. When they are carted off for a hunt, they are chased for hours at a time. At the end of the day, they are either injured or killed, trying to get away from the hounds. Those that do survive are put back in the cart and brought back home – so that they can be used again another day.

stag getting ripped apart for sport and people standing watching

Hares are mostly wild-caught for coursing events, and if they survive, some are kept as breeding stock. The hares, frightened, are released into a circular field and are then pursued by greyhounds. Even though the dogs are muzzled, that does not prevent the hares from getting killed by being trampled, thrown or having their backs broken.

Lamping – which is going out at night with a torch to daze and then shoot any animal you might find. Pheasant shoots, where a gun club raises a batch of pheasant chicks, continues to feed them in their captive pens, and then one day releases them so the whole club can shoot as many as they can – which is most of them as the pheasants, by that stage, aren’t afraid of people. And finally the random shooting of anything that happens to walk or fly passed these psychopaths.

These are what bloodsports are. Hunting is just another example of man’s blood lust. Another way to exert power, control and dominance over a more vulnerable species. To actually choose that, ‘for fun’ you will capture, chase and murder another living creature is so disgusting that mere words cannot describe the injustice of it all. No one has the right to do this. Who would want to? Who would be that psychologically disturbed to do something like that? These people aren’t fit to be in society.

So, what are we doing about it?

Protests

Launching in August 2019, we will be protesting the Irish government about bloodsports - every single week! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for event notices. Fur farming was banned after 2 years of consistent campaigning, bloodsports is next!

Awarness

Much like many other issues, most people are unaware that during hunting season, our wildlife are being terrorised and killed for "fun" every single day of the week. We plan on doing a campaign tour to highlight this and gain support for the campaign to ban all bloodsports in Ireland.

Lobbying

As usual, the government play a huge role in allowing this depraved activity exist. We will be going party to party lobbying for a ban, and putting a spotlight on those who support bloodsports with another 'TD of the Day' action alert.

We have various campaigns running at any one time. Please feel free to look through our catalogue

NARA is a legal, grassroots level organisation that only operates within the law. Information on this website is for the purpose of legal protest and information only. It should not be used to commit any criminal acts or harassment. NARA is not affiliated to any other animal rights group. NARA has no links or involvement with the Animal Liberation Front or the Animal Rights Militia. Any articles published on this web site relating to illegal activities are posted for the sole reason of publishing news related to animal rights, and are not intended to incite or encourage similar acts.

Please feel free to contact us if you want to ask us any questions, report something or get involved.

CONTACT

  • +353 (0) 86 8729 444
  • info@naracampaigns.org
  • PO Box 11019
  • Dublin 2, Ireland.

Please feel free to contact us if you want to ask us any questions, report something or get involved.

CONTACT

  • +353 (0) 86 8729 444
  • info@naracampaigns.org
  • PO Box 11019
  • Dublin 2, Ireland.

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