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Questions 144 - Answered on 9th November, 2016

Ruth Coppinger TD (Dublin West, Anti-Austerity Alliance)

To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs if her attention has been drawn to the mauling of a hare at a hare coursing event in Ballinagar, County Offaly on 29 October 2016 (details supplied); if her department is investigating the incident; and if she will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Heather Humphreys TD)

Staff of my Department were present at this coursing event to monitor it and I have asked for a report on the matter.


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Ireland: Ban Cruel Hare Coursing

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Email "BAN HARE COURSING NOW" TO Heather.Humphreys@oireachtas.ie, ministers.office@ahg.gov.ie, taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie, wildlifelicence@ahg.gov.ie, Gerry.Leckey@ahg.gov.ie, michael.creed@oir.ie

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Tel: +353 (0)1-631 3802 or (01) 631 3800 (Heather Humphreys)
Tel: +353 (0)1-6194020 (Enda Kenny)
Tel: +353 (0)1-607 2000 (Michael Creed)

Contact all your local TDs now. Demand that they urgently push for a ban on hare coursing and all bloodsports.

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: 01-618 3000 or 1890 337 889.

Please also arrange a meeting with your TDs at their local clinics.

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