Wednesday 18 October 2017

Coillte’s callous yes to hunters in our forests

IRELAND'S forestry board is set to sacrifice thousands of defenceless creatures in a callous bid to boost its profits.

Coillte is currently selling licences that will allow hunters to destroy life in forests all over the country. Not only will woodland wildlife be killed but also creatures that Coillte is inviting hunters to introduce into the forests to use as targets.

Coillte is owned by the Irish people and this contamination of profits with blood money is surely unacceptable to the merciful majority. The deer, foxes and birds should be allowed to live free from persecution. Ironically, on its website, Coillte urges visitors to forests to “respect wildlife” and “avoid disturbing animals and birds”.

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