Hare suffered fractured metatarsus when hit by coursing greyhound

26 May

Ireland’s Hare Cousing Cruelty: “5 hares hit, one mauled badly…one dog seemed to catch the hare by the foot…the hare was inspected by me afterwards and it had sustained a fractured metatarsus. I ordered it to be euthanased on welfare grounds.” from the report of a Department of Agriculture Veterinary Inspector who attended the Abbeydorney Co Kerry coursing meeting in October 2012.


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Get in touch with all your local TDs now and urge them to back a ban on hare coursing.

Visit the Oireachtas website for names of TDs and their email addresses http://www.oireachtas.ie/members%2Dhist/default.asp?housetype=0&HouseNum=31&disp=const

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Write to your TDs at: Dail Eireann, Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Tel: 01-618 3000 or 1890 337 889.

Urge Minister Heather Humphreys to show compassion for the persecuted Irish Hare and stop licensing cruel hare coursing.

Email “Stop licensing cruel hare coursing” to Heather.Humphreys@oireachtas.ie,ministers.office@ahg.gov.ie,taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie,joan.burton@oireachtas.ie,wildlifelicence@ahg.gov.ie,Gerry.Leckey@ahg.gov.ie
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(If you have time, please compose your own personal letter.)

Dear Minister,

I am one of the majority who want hare coursing outlawed. I am writing to urge you to stop licensing this cruel bloodsport

In coursing, hares suffer at all stages – during the capture, during the time they are kept in captivity and during the coursing meetings where they run for their lives in front of greyhounds. Among the injuries recorded are broken legs, damaged toes and dislocated hips. Every season, hare injuries and deaths are documented.

I ask you to please act on the wishes of the majority, show compassion and stop licensing coursing.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,


Appeal to the Minister for Agriculture

Please appeal to the Minister for Agriculture to remove an outrageous exemption for hare coursing from the Animal Health and Welfare Act.

Minister Simon Coveney
Minister for Agriculture
Agriculture House,
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Email: Simon.Coveney@oireachtas.ie
Tel: 01-607 2000 or LoCall 1890-200510.
Fax: 01-661 1013.
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