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Protest against hare coursing - January 30th
13 January 2012

ICABS will join with other animal welfare groups outside the Department of Agriculture on Monday, January 30th at 12.30pm, to mount a protest against hare coursing. Please support this important event.

The protest coincides with the first day of the coursing finals in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Joining the protest will be ICABS President, Maureen O'Sullivan, TD, Vice-President, Noel Gregory and Clare Daly, TD of the Socialist Party.

We would very much appreciate your support on the day. We need to send a clear signal to the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, that hares, foxes, etc, are deserving of protection against cruelty and suffering, and that all wild animals should be included for such protection under the new animal welfare legislation being framed.

Thank you. We look forward to seeing you there.

Location: Outside Dept of Agriculture, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Date: Monday, January 30th, 2012
Time: 12:30pm - 2pm

Dept of Agriculture, Kildare St, Dublin 2


Contact Minister Jimmy Deenihan now and urge him to stop licensing hare coursing.

Jimmy Deenihan, TD
Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs
Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
23 Kildare Street
Dublin 2

[with a copy to An Taoiseach -]
Tel: (01) 631 3802
Fax: (01) 661 1201

(If you have time, please compose your own personal letter. Otherwise, feel free to send the short sample letter below. Be assertive, but polite, in all correspondence. Thank you.)

Dear Minister Deenihan,

I am one of the majority who want hare coursing outlawed. I am writing to urge you to stop licensing this blood sport and put in place permanent protection for the Irish Hare.

In coursing, hares suffer and die at all stages - during the capture, during the time they are kept in captivity and during the coursing meetings where they run for their lives in front of greyhounds. Among the injuries recorded are broken legs, damaged toes and dislocated hips.

I ask you to please act on the wishes of the majority, show compassion and bring coursing to an end in Ireland.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,


Forward a copy of your correspondence to your local TDs:
Find out the name of your TDs and their email addresses.

Write to your TDs at:
Dáil Éireann
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2.

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