Had this from the Green Party of England and Wales Animal Rights group, pretty shocking/not surprising...well I certainly will continue to take the piss of those Green Party member who say 'trust me', there are power structures, we all risk being absorbed, no room for egos, careerism or this kind of stuff where you make compromises to get power and end up simply being stuffed.
Contrasts at least with the Green Party support here for ending primate experiments, lets not be tribal when our tribe the green painted one does good lets praise, when less than good lets criticise.
The Irish Animal Rights context is I guess a difficult one and you have to build support for a ban however this decision does not taste good to m.
> Irish Greens backtracking on hunting, they have also granted hare coursing
> Licences for hare coursing clubs
> 23 hours ago
> Licences are to be issued to the Irish Coursing Club for the capture and
tagging of hares.
> Environment Minister John Gormley granted the licence for the coming
season, but stressed that clubs will be strictly monitored to ensure they
adhere to conditions. He said on the basis of previous breaches, one of the
affiliated clubs will be excluded from holding a licence, while the
activities of two other clubs will be curtailed.
> Meanwhile, the minister said he was still considering an application made
by the Ward Hunt Union under the Wildlife Act 1976, in relation to carted
> Ward Hunt asked to address concerns
> Minister for the Environment John Gormley has asked the Meath-based Ward
Union Hunt to address certain concerns about its stag hunt before he makes a
final decision on whether to grant it a licence for the forthcoming season.
> It was reported in recent days that Mr Gormley was going to refuse to
grant a licence to the Ward Union Hunt for stag hunting.
> In a statement this evening, Mr Gormley said he had decided to issue
licences, based on applications under the Wildlife Act 1976, to the Irish
Coursing Club for the capture and tagging of hares for the coming season.
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