Target: Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture
Goal: End vicious blood sport where red foxes are chased from their holes and ripped apart by trained hounds.
Ireland is one of the last countries in the world to allow the vicious practice of foxhunting with trained hound dogs. This blood sport is advertised as entertainment for tourists who wish to experience authentic Irish games, but many are aware that the practice results in painful death for hundreds of foxes each year. These beautiful animals are forced from their homes and chased by trained hound dogs that outrun and then mercilessly shred them to pieces. Not only is the sport inhumane, but it is one that only a person utterly lacking in empathy and compassion can endure to witness. As innocent foxes are dismembered and tortured, somehow Irish foxhunters still engage in this terrible exploitation.
In 2005, England and Wales deemed the sport illegal due to its violent nature. Ireland is now one of the last countries to ban the inhumane murder of foxes. Despite its cultural Irish connections, foxhunting still involves digging a fox out of its home in the ground and chasing it on horseback while hound dogs exhaust and outrun the poor animal, tearing it to pieces once caught. Videos of the sport can be found on public media outlets such as YouTube were foxes are shown to be mutilated and physically tortured by both the hounds and foxhunters. The lucky surviving animals that do not suffer death by hounds are stuffed into small bags and carried off to be killed in whatever manner best pleases the hunters. Hunting in this manner is a cruel and coldblooded murder of innocent creatures.
While the terror of the sport is well-known among those native to Ireland, and many have fought for the illegalization of such hunting for many years, nothing has yet succeeded in barring these crimes. However, a certain “Code of Conduct” that the Minister of Agriculture signed 1998 allows for foxhunters to be registered and approved for their sporting activity without question and gives no protection to Ireland’s wildlife. This code has yet to be overturned, and it serves as a barrier for all animal rights activists who wish to stop this heinous practice. The country’s honorable activist group, the Irish Council Against Blood Sports, needs the help of many voices to stop this sick source of amusement.
Support the ban of blood sports in Ireland and tell the Irish Minister for Agriculture to oppose the senseless killing of foxes in the country. There are various ways to hunt without inflicting torture on innocent creatures. No animals should withstand such torment and pain for the pleasure of hunters who kill them for sport.
Dear Irish Minister for Agriculture,
Ireland is one of the last countries in the world to allow the cruel blood sport of foxhunting to continue on its land. Every year, hundreds of innocent foxes are torn from their underground homes and chased by trained hounds until they are outrun and subsequently ripped to pieces. It is perplexing that a country could allow such a heinous crime to be continually and legally committed, and I urge you to take a stand against foxhunting to end the practice permanently. This type of abuse is inhumane and should not be tolerated by any civilized society.
Please stop the inhumane murder of foxes for sadistic sport and end this blood bath before more are mercilessly killed. It is your duty as a representative of Ireland to vie for civilized practices and protection for your nation’s wildlife, and foxhunting is neither civilized nor safe. It is a despicable custom that many of your citizens oppose. You have the power to intervene.
[Your Name Here]
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