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Mallow urged to reject cruel hare coursing
21 October 2013

Please join us in speaking out against a cruel hare coursing meeting taking place this week in Mallow, Co Cork. At the meet, hares which have been snatched from the wild will be forced to run for their lives in front of greyhounds.

ICABS is urging local politicians to show compassion for the hares and condemn the cruelty.

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

Mallow, October 24/25, 2012 - 8 hares hit by greyhounds, with ranger noting that "muzzle came off one dog as it pinned hare". 2 hares were killed and 1 injured "broken leg", 2 died of injuries, plus another dead hare at release point.

Mallow, October 22/23, 2011 - 9 hares hit by muzzled dogs, and 1 “escaped” from paddock.

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

"Mallow's hosting of hare coursing is a damaging blemish on the town's valuable image," we stated. "This is a form of animal cruelty which is illegal in all our neighbouring jurisdictions. We urge you to speak out against coursing in your town and support calls for it to be banned."


Urge Mallow Town to reject hare coursing.

Mallow Town Council,
Town Hall, Davis st.
Mallow, County Cork, Ireland
Tel: 022-21542

Contact Mallow politicians and urge them to speak out against coursing.

Send an email to Mallow Councillors
Send an email to Cork East TDs
Find telephone numbers for Mallow Town Councillors and County Councillors

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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