A hare is hit, tossed and mauled by greyhounds at a coursing meeting in Ireland in February 2012.
The hare is likely to have suffered life-threatening internal injuries as a result. In this Irish Council Against Blood Sports-filmed footage, you can see the hare being carried off the field. This indicates that the creature is no longer able to walk or run.
Please support our campaign which is seeking to get coursing banned in Ireland. Click on “Campaigns” at http://www.banbloodsports.com to find out how you can help.
URGENT ACTION ALERTS
Express your support for a ban on coursing: Sign a petition
Urgently contact An Taoiseach (Prime Miniter) Enda Kenny and An Tanaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) Eamon Gilmore. Ask them to back a ban on hare coursing and give permanent protection to hares.
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
Department of the Taoiseach,
Upper Merrion Street,
An Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore
Office of the Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade,
80 St. Stephen’s Green,
Tel: 01 6183566 (Dail)
Tel: 01 408 2000 (Iveagh House)
Fax: 01 408 2400
Appeal to the Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs
Please write to the Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs and demand that he stops licensing hare coursing.
Jimmy Deenihan, TD
Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs
Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
23 Kildare Street
Email: email@example.com [with a copy to An Taoiseach]
Tel: (01) 631 3802
Fax: (01) 661 1201
Appeal to the Minister for Agriculture
Please appeal to the Minister for Agriculture (he is responsible for animal welfare and the Protection of Animals Act) to intervene to end hare coursing.
Simon Coveney, TD
Minister for Agriculture
Department of Agriculture
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: 01-607 2000 or LoCall 1890-200510.
Fax: 01-661 1013.
Contact all your local TDs now. 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 the anti-coursing bill being introduced by Maureen O’Sullivan, TD and Clare Daly, TD.
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