ICABS has expressed disappointment to the management of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Limerick after the hotel wished “good luck” to hare coursers.
In a Radisson tweet posted in April, it was announced: “Tonight we host the ICC awards #goodluck #enjoy.”
The Irish Coursing Club’s awards took place following a coursing season which saw more suffering, injury and death to hares. The awards celebrated the dogs considered best at chasing live hares in coursing fields around the country.
In an email to the Radisson Blu, ICABS highlighted just some of the victims of coursing last season:
– At a meeting in Thurles, a hare was suffering a “large injury to the shoulder and front of one of the legs”.
– At Borrisoleigh, hares died in the paddock before the meeting started and four more died during the meeting.
– At the Doon meeting in Limerick, hares were “not in good condition” with many having sores on their feet.
– At Nenagh, among the captured hares were two young hares and two heavily pregnant hares.
– At Mallow, three hares were struck by greyhounds, one of which was mauled and had to be carried off the field.
– At a coursing meeting in Sligo, 9 hares were hit, 1 was euthanised by a vet and 4 others died
“Given the animal cruelty involved, it is surprising that the Radisson Blu not only hosted a coursing-related event but also wished the coursers good luck,” ICABS stated in a letter to the hotel chain. We asked them to show compassion for Irish wildlife and reject hare coursing.
Video footage showing the cruelty of coursing may be viewed on our Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/icabs
Urge the Radisson Blu to stop hosting hare coursing-related events.
Radisson Blu Limerick
Tel: (+353) 61 456200
Fax: (+353) 61 327418