Realex urged to stop facilitating sale of tickets to cruelty event

12 Feb


The Irish Council Against Blood Sports is calling on online payment company, Realex, to show compassion for Irish hares and stop facilitating the sale of tickets to an animal cruelty event.

“We are surprised and disappointed to note that you are making the online sale of tickets to a hare coursing event possible by providing online payment services to the Irish Coursing Club,” we stated in our appeal.

We told the company that coursing is one of Ireland’s worst forms of cruelty and that hares violently netted from the wild are forced to run for their lives in front of greyhounds.

“This is a bloodsport which a majority of Irish people are opposed to and which is illegal in most countries including England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the United States,” we pointed out.

We also provided them with information about the victims of coursing and highlighted that painful injuries suffered by hares include broken bones and dislocated hips.


Please join us in urging Realex to show compassion for the hares and stop online payment services to coursers.

Colm Lyon
CEO, Realex Payments
The Observatory
7-11 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay
Dublin 2

Tweet to @realexpayments @colmlyon

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