Cruelty Ireland – Hare Coursing

12 Sep

A hare is chased and severely mauled at a hare coursing meeting in Ireland. Proof that the muzzling of greyhounds does not eliminate the suffering from coursing.

Every year, thousands of hares are forcefully netted from the wild and used as live bait for greyhounds. Hares caught and hit by the muzzled dogs are likely to suffer painful internal injuries. Every coursing season, hares are injured and killed on coursing fields. Injuries include broken bones and dislocated hips. Please join our campaign for a ban on this disgusting cruelty which a majority in Irish people want banned.


Express your support for a ban on coursing. Sign a petition:

Stop Licensing Hare Coursing

Save Irish hares from cruel coursing

Urge the Arts and Heritage Minister Heather Humphreys to show compassion for the persecuted Irish Hare and withdraw the coursing licence she issued.

Email “Stop the cruelty. Ban Hare Coursing” to,,,,,

Phone the Minister’s Office: +353 (0)1 631 3800

Please Leave a comment Heather Humphreys’ Facebook page, asking her to show compassion for hares and revoke the licence

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
Agriculture House,
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Tel: +353 (0)1 607 2884 or LoCall 1890-200510.
Tweet “Ban Coursing” to @simoncoveney

Urgently contact Prime Minister An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and ask him to back a ban on hare coursing.

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
Department of the Taoiseach,
Government Buildings,
Upper Merrion Street,
Dublin 2
Telephone: +353 (0)1 619 4020


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