The Irish Council Against Blood Sports is appealing to Millstreet GAA club to join calls for an end to the use of the field they use for their Gaelic games as an arena for cruel hare coursing.
The football and hurling pitch, located in Millstreet’s town park, was this month used as a venue for coursing, in which hares – cruelly snatched from the wild and kept captive for weeks on end – are used as live bait for greyhounds. ICABS monitors present at the park witnessed greyhounds being released close to the field’s goalposts to chase down the terrorized hares. Video footage we filmed shows the creatures desperately trying to escape.
Petitions calling for an end to cruel hare coursing in Millstreet Town Park have been signed by thousands of people in Ireland and around the world.
The calls to Millstreet Town Park Committee are being supported by locals who are not only opposed to the cruelty but who strongly object to a large portion of their park being taken over by coursers in the weeks leading up to the meeting. There are also fears locally that the hosting of animal cruelty in the town park damages Millstreet’s tourism potential.
Appeal to Millstreet GAA club to join calls for an end to the use of the field they use for their Gaelic games as an arena for cruel hare coursing.
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