Irish hares running for their lives as cruel hare coursing continues in Kerry and Clare
28 September 2017
Another season of hare coursing cruelty commences this week thanks to a licence shamefully issued by Arts and Heritage Minister Heather Humphreys and the National Parks and Wildlife Service. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, hares forcefully netted from the wild will be running for their lives at a coursing meeting in Kilflynn in County Kerry. Also on Saturday and Sunday, hares will be used as live bait for dogs to chase at a coursing meeting in Liscannor in County Clare.
Please join us as we renew our appeal to Minister Heather Humphreys to show compassion for the hares, withdraw the licences she issued and give permanent protection to the Irish Hare.
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Ireland: Ban cruel hare coursing
Stop Licensing Cruel Hare Coursing
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Contact Minister Heather Humphreys now and urge her to stop licensing hare coursing
Heather Humphreys, TD
Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs
Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
23 Kildare Street
Email: Heather.Humphreys@oireachtas.ie, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Gerry.Leckey@ahg.gov.ie
Tel: +353 (0)1 631 3802 or +353 (0)1 631 3800
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(If you have time, please compose your own personal letter. Otherwise, feel free to send the short sample letter below)
I am one of the majority who want hare coursing outlawed. I am writing to urge you to withdraw the licences you issued to the Irish Coursing Club
In coursing, hares suffer and die 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.
I ask you to please act on the wishes of the majority, show compassion and refuse to licence this cruelty.
Urgently contact An Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar and An Tanaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) Frances Fitzgerald. Ask them to ban hare coursing and give permanent protection to hares.
An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar
Department of the Taoiseach,
Upper Merrion St, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353 (0)1-6194020
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
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An Tanaiste, Frances Fitzgerald
Department Of Justice
51 St. Stephen's Green
Tel: +353 1 602-8202 or +353 1 457 7712
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Appeal to the Minister for Agriculture
Please appeal to the Minister for Agriculture to remove an exemption for coursing from the Animal Health and Welfare Act.
Michael Creed TD
Minister for Agriculture
Department of Agriculture
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: +353 (0)1-607 2000 or LoCall 1890-200510.
Fax: +353 (0)1-661 1013.
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Visit the Oireachtas website for names of TDs and their email addresses http://www.oireachtas.ie/members-hist/default.asp?housetype=0&HouseNum=32&disp=mem
Write to your TDs at: Dail Eireann, Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Tel: +353 (0)1-618 3000 or 1890 337 889.
Please also arrange a meeting with your TDs at their local clinics.
Videos: Ireland's cruel hare coursing
The victims of coursing
All hares used in coursing are victims and they all suffer the fear and stress of being violently snatched from their habitats, thrown into crates, transported to coursing compounds and kept in captivity for months. Among the hare injuries and deaths recorded are:
Slideshow: the cruelty of hare coursing in Ireland
More information about hare coursing
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