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Say NO to hare coursing in Fermoy, Co Cork
17 October 2013

Please join us in speaking out against a hare coursing meeting taking place this week in Fermoy, Co Cork. Hares are running for their lives from greyhounds at a 2-day event being held in the town.

ICABS is urging local politicians to show compassion for the Irish Hare and speak out against the cruelty.

We have brought to their attention details of some of the past victims of coursing in the town in recent years...

Fermoy - October 17/18, 2012 - 10 hares hit over two days, 3 put down because of injuries. NPWS Conservation Ranger stated that "4 hares found dead early in the morning in escape". The ranger noted that coursing park was "very wet due to heavy rain". Vet noted that 11 hares were unfit for coursing, 7 hares injured during coursing, and 7 "sick or otherwise unfit after coursing", with 3 hares euthanised.

Fermoy - October 19/20, 2011 - 6 hares hit by muzzled dogs, 1 injured and 1 put down because of injuries, with the ranger being informed that a hare was found dead the morning after in the escape. Vet's report stated that 5 hares were injured (4 more than ranger stated) with 1 hare euthanised.

We have also invited them to view video footage showing the cruelty of hare coursing in Ireland.

"Hare coursing brings shame on your town and damages its image," we stated. "Please speak out against coursing and support calls for it to be banned."


Send an email to Fermoy Cllrs
Send an email to Cork East TDs

Contact Fermoy Town Council

Fermoy Town Council
Tel: 025 31155

Mayor Olive Corcoran (Fianna Fail)
Email from:
Tel: 087 6354832 or 025 31327

Cllr Noel Barnes (Fine Gael)
Tel: 086 3849698

Cllr Noel McCarthy (Labour)
Tel: 086 3751736

Cllr Seamus Colman (Sinn Fein)
Tel: 025 38617

Cllr Collette Dolan Moore (Fianna Fail)
Tel: 086 0698377

Cllr Michael Hanley (Independent)
Tel: 025 31033

Cllr John Murphy (Independent)
Tel: 025 33146

Cllr Tadgh O'Donovan (Labour)
Tel: 087 6259198

Cllr. Patrick O'Driscoll (Fine Gael, pro-coursing Cllr)
Tel: 086 8113109

Contact Cork County Councillors (Fermoy Electoral Area)

Cllr Kevin O'Keeffe (Fianna Fail)
Tel: 087 234 5163

Cllr Frank O'Flynn (Fianna Fail)
Tel: 086 852 0793

Tweet to Cork County Council

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

Urgently contact An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and An Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore. Ask them to show compassion for wildlife and introduce an immediate ban on hare coursing and all bloodsports.

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
Department of the Taoiseach,
Telephone: 01-6194020

An Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore
Office of the Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade,
Tel: 01 6183566 (Dail) or 01 408 2000 (Iveagh House)

Email Both:;

Ask Minister Deenihan and the National Parks and Wildlife Service to respect the wishes of the majority who want hare coursing banned and withdraw the coursing licence.

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

Urge Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to remove exemptions for coursing from the Animal Health and Welfare Bill.

Minister Simon Coveney
Department of Agriculture
Agriculture House,
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: 01-607 2884 or LoCall 1890-200510.
Fax: 01-661 1013.

Contact all your local TDs now. Demand that they urgently push for bans on coursing and foxhunting.

Find out their contact details
Please also arrange a meeting with your TDs at their local clinics.

Videos: Ireland's hare coursing cruelty

A hare is hit into the ground at the JP McManus-sponsored coursing meeting at Limerick Racecourse. February 2013

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