Gorey Councillor horrified that cruel coursing continues
31 January 2014
A big thank you to Gorey Town Councillor Trish Quinn for speaking out against cruel hare coursing. The Fianna Fail politician recently told ICABS she is horrified that coursing still continues and that she supports a ban on the bloodsport.
"Having grown up in Gorey, I lived beside the showgrounds and hare coursing took place most weekends there during coursing season," she said. "I was terrified then of the cruelty of the sport and am horrified that this is still going on in this day and age."
The Irish Council Against Blood Sports is grateful to Cllr Quinn for her statement. We are calling on more councillors around the country to recognise the suffering caused in coursing and to push for a ban.
Please contact your local councillors and ask them where they stand on bloodsports and other animal cruelty issues. Urge them to back a ban. Let us know about replies you receive. Thank you.
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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,
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)
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
Tel: (01) 631 3804
Fax: (01) 661 1201
18A The Square, Listowel, Co Kerry
Urge Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to remove exemptions for coursing from the Animal Health and Welfare Bill.
Minister Simon Coveney
Department of Agriculture
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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