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TD’s ‘outlandish’ attack on animal campaigners

THE recent attempts by Deputy Mattie McGrath to discredit those of us who campaign for more progressive animal protection laws represent the latest ploy in an increasingly desperate campaign to deflect attention from the serious animal welfare issues which forthcoming legislation seeks to address.

At a recent meeting of the Joint Committee on Environment, Heritage and Local Government, the FF deputy described animal welfare activists as being “nothing short of terrorists”.

Coming as it does from a man who supports the terrorising and killing of animals for fun, this outlandish accusation would be amusing if it wasn’t for the fact that in recent months a number of animal activists have been on the receiving end of a vicious internet and phone campaign of intimidation.

In this context, Deputy McGrath’s offensive comment is nothing short of incitement to hatred and I would strongly urge him, in the interests of decency and fairness, to withdraw his scandalous accusation immediately.

Nuala Donlon


Co Roscommon

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