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ICABS Video: Coursing bans around the world
18 September 2013

The cruel bloodsport of hare coursing has been banned in many nations around the world. The Republic of Ireland is one of the last countries to allow this shameful activity to continue.

Opinion polls have shown that a majority of Irish people want hare coursing banned - as it already is in our neighbouring jurisdictions of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland.

Every coursing season, nets are used to violently capture hares from the wild. The hares are thrown into boxes, brought to coursing fields, kept in captivity for weeks or months and eventually used as live lures for greyhounds.

Though the greyhounds are muzzled, hares suffer fear and stress and are severely injured and may be killed when hit by the dogs.

There is no justification for allowing this cruelty to continue - particularly when there is an alternative in the form of drag coursing in which the dogs chase an artificial lure.

Please join the campaign against hare coursing - respond to our action alerts below now.


Sign anti-coursing petitions
Petition to Ban horrific Hare Coursing Cruelty in Ireland
Stop sponsoring hare coursing in Ireland
Find more petitions on our Petitions Page

Ask Minister Deenihan to show compassion, respect the wishes of the Irish majority and revoke the 2013-14 coursing licence he issued.

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

Tel: (01) 631 3804
Fax: (01) 661 1201

Constituency Details
18A The Square, Listowel, Co Kerry
Telephone: 068-57446
Fax: 068-57805

In 2003, Enda Kenny told ICABS: "I am opposed to the practice of live hare coursing." Today, join us in urging him to intervene to stop another season of coursing.

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

Urge your local TDs to back a ban on cruel hare coursing:
Find out the name of your TDs and their email addresses.

Write to your TDs at:
Dail Eireann
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2.

Coursing cruelty catalogue 2013

The 2013-14 hare coursing licence issued by Jimmy Deenihan and the NPWS

Videos: Ireland's Hare Coursing Cruelty

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