The Fellowship of Life
a Christian-based vegetarian network founded in 1973


Clergy out of blood sports!

Over the years, the Irish Council Against Blood Sports has recorded clergy involvement in the blood sports of foxhunting and hare coursing.

ICABS has publicised the priests who have gone hunting; blessed foxhounds at the start of hunts, cheered on greyhounds as they chased terrified hares and even presented awards to coursers at the end of blood sport meetings. While these individuals are very much in the minority, it remains unacceptable that any Church representative would associate with activities involving animal cruelty.

Causing an animal to suffer or die needlessly is contrary to the Catholic Catechism and that is why ICABS lobby Church authorities.

Please support their ACTION ALERT by contacting the President of the Irish Bishops Conference and urging him to act against clergy involvement in blood sports:

Cardinal Sean Brady
Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland
President, Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference
Ara Coeli, Armagh BT61 7QY

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0)28 3752 2045
Fax: +44 (0)28 3752 6182

(Please note: When calling from the Republic of Ireland there is a direct code 048 before the local number)

Send a copy of your correspondence to the Papal Nuncio in Ireland:

Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza
Apostolic Nuncio
The Apostolic Nunciature
183 Navan Road
Dublin 7

Tel: +353 (0)1 838 0577
Fax: +353(0)1 838 0276

Irish Council Against Blood Sports 

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