Majority want live hare coursing banned
27 January 2006
80 per cent of Irish people agree that, despite the muzzling of greyhounds, hare coursing is a blood sport which should be banned. If you are one of this majority, please join us in urging the government to ban coursing now and give full protection to the Irish Hare.
ICABS has recently renewed its appeal to Environment Minister, Dick Roche, to stop licensing hare coursing in Ireland. With the blood sport stopped in our neighbouring jurisdictions, it is now time for the Irish Republic to finally ban it also. Please follow our action item below and get as many others to do so too.
Please contact Environment Minister, Dick Roche, and demand an end to coursing in Ireland. Tell the Minister that hares should be allowed to live free from the cruelty of coursing. Please also contact your local TDs and urge them to work for an end to coursing and all blood sports.
Minister Dick Roche
Tel: +353 (0)1-8882403
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For the names and contact details of politicians, please visit the Irish Government Website at www.irlgov.ie.
Photos: Coursing Cruelty
Coursing: More Information
Coursing opposed by eight in ten - Successive opinion polls have shown that a huge majority of Irish people want hare coursing banned. The most recent poll showed that the blood sport is opposed by a majority in both urban and rural areas.
Photo: Captive hares in coursing enclosure - 18 November 2005
Coursing fixtures list revealed - 13 October 2005
Coursers get licence for 2005-06 season - 14 September 2005
Is Ireland in breach of EU Habitats Directive? - 07 July 2005
Hares and Rabbits Fact Sheet - 24 June 2005
Animal Voice - June 2005
The Impact of Enclosed Hare Coursing on Irish hares - 28 April 2005
Species Action Plan - 31 March 2005
National Survey of Hares
Stress and Capture Myopathy in Hares - 28 January 2005
Coursing: Photos and Video
For photos and video clips showing the cruelty of coursing, please visit our Ban Hare Coursing website.