Dublin marathon timing company proud of hare coursing involvement
07 November 2014
The company which provided official timing for the Dublin City Marathon has said it is proud to be involved in hare coursing.
In a February 2014 post on its website, Timing Ireland stated: “For the 4th time running, Timing Ireland has timed the Clonmel Greyhound Coursing at Powerstown Park Racecourse, Co. Tipperary. The 89th National Coursing was a 3 day long event, taking place on the 1st, 2nd & 3rd of February. We were proud to once again be involved in the sport which has grown incredibly over the last few years. Well done to all the trainers & patrons who came to the event.”
Elsewhere on its site, the Malahide-based “sports technology” company offers “hare coursing systems” Alongside images of hares running for their lives, it states: “We at Timing Ireland have the perfect greyhound system for you.”
Please join us in urging Timing Ireland to show compassion for the hares used as live bait for greyhounds and disassociate from hare coursing.
Unit 13 Kinsealy Business Park
Malahide, Co. Dublin
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Urge Minister Heather Humphreys to show compassion for the persecuted Irish Hare and revoke the coursing licence she issued.
Email "Stop the cruelty. Revoke the hare coursing licence" to Heather.Humphreys@oireachtas.ie
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(If you have time, please compose your own personal letter. Otherwise, feel free to send the short sample letter below. Be assertive, but polite, in all correspondence. Thank you.)
I am one of the majority who want hare coursing outlawed. I am writing to urge you to revoke the licence you issued to the Irish Coursing Club.
In coursing, hares suffer at all stages - during the capture, during the time they are kept in captivity and during the coursing meetings where they run for their lives in front of greyhounds. Among the injuries recorded are broken legs, damaged toes and dislocated hips. Every season, hare injuries and deaths are documented.
I ask you to please act on the wishes of the majority, show compassion and permanently revoke the licence.
Appeal to the Minister for Agriculture
Please appeal to the Minister for Agriculture to remove an exemption for hare coursing from the Animal Health and Welfare Act.
Simon Coveney, TD
Minister for Agriculture
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: 01-607 2884 or LoCall 1890-200510.
Fax: 01-661 1013.
Urgently contact An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and ask him to back a ban on hare coursing.
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
Department of the Taoiseach,
Upper Merrion Street,
Contact all your local TDs now. Demand that they urgently push for a ban on hare coursing and all bloodsports. 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 a ban.
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