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Diageo to contact Limerick Racecourse about banner removal
23 March 2012

The Head of Corporate Communications at Diageo Ireland has assured ICABS that they do not support or condone hare coursing. Rhonda Evans was responding to an ICABS appeal for a Guinness advertising banner to be removed from any future coursing events at Limerick Racecourse.

In an email, we told Diageo that the Guinness banner was in-situ for the entire weekend of coursing held last month at the Racecourse. We brought to the company's attention video footage showing hares being hit and mauled by greyhounds at the venue.

We understand that the sponsorship department of Diageo will be in contact with the management of Limerick Racecourse regarding the withdrawal of the banner.

Specsavers has also told ICABS that they have requested the removal of their banner.

A hare is mauled into the ground by a greyhound at coursing venue, Limerick Racecourse (February 2012)

Videos: Cruelty to hares at Limerick Racecourse


Ask Limerick Racecourse to stop hosting hare coursing.

Russell Ferris
General Manager
Limerick Racecourse,
Greenmount Park,
Co Limerick
Telephone: +353 (0)61 320000
Fax: +353 (0)61 355766
Twitter: @LimerickRaces

Appeal to the Minister for Agriculture

Please appeal to the Minister for Agriculture to remove an exemption for coursing from the new Animal Welfare Bill and to permanently ban hare coursing.

Simon Coveney, TD
Minister for Agriculture
Department of Agriculture
Agriculture House,
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Tel: 01-607 2884 or LoCall 1890-200510.
Fax: 01-661 1013.

Urgently contact An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and An Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore. Ask them to back a ban on hare coursing and give permanent protection to hares.

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
Department of the Taoiseach,
Government Buildings,
Upper Merrion Street,
Dublin 2
Telephone: 01-6194020
Fax: 01-6764048

An Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore
Office of the Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade,
Iveagh House,
80 St. Stephen’s Green,
Dublin 2.
Tel: 01 6183566 (Dail)
Tel: 01 408 2000 (Iveagh House)
Fax: 01 408 2400

Contact all your local TDs now. Tell them you are one of the majority who want coursing banned. Remind them that coursing is already illegal in Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. Urge them to respect the wishes of the majority of the electorate and back the anti-coursing bill being introduced by Maureen O'Sullivan, TD and Clare Daly, TD.

Find out the names of your TDs and their email addresses.

If you prefer to post a letter to your TDs, address your correspondence to:
Dáil Éireann
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2.

Video: Ban Coursing in Ireland

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