Limerick veterinary surgeon sponsors hare coursing

27 Nov

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We’ve had a Dundalk vet sponsoring a hare coursing event (“Ancu Veterinary Hospital Oaks Trial Stake…kindly sponsored by vet Brian Jones”), a veterinary nurse acting as a judge at a coursing meeting (Orlaith Farrelly at Westmeath United coursing), an FBD Insurance ‘equine specialist’ vet (Ian Brassil) at a Clare foxhunt and a vet in Limerick (Tommy Kearney) claiming that coursers “hold the welfare of the Irish hare very close to their hearts”. Now, we can reveal another.

According to a booklet for a hare coursing meeting in County Limerick this month, “John Garrihy Treaty Veterinary Clinic Limerick” not only sponsored the Oaks Trial Stake coursing event but was also set to present a cup to the owner of the winning greyhound. The Treaty Veterinary Clinic outlines that “John has lectured extensively at University of Limerick, in particular on Canine Husbandry and Equine Science (B.Eq.Sc). He has been nominated on a number of occasions for the Stronghold Pet Care Award. His particular interest is in canine and feline medicine and the injuries of the racing greyhound.”

It’s absolutely outrageous that members of the veterinary profession are continuing to openly support and participate in activities which are known to cause suffering, injury and/or death to defenceless creatures.


Join us in once again urging the Veterinary Council of Ireland to act to end vet involvement in foxhunting and hare coursing.

Veterinary Council of Ireland
53 Lansdowne Road
Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Tel: +353 (0) 1 668 4402

Ask John Garrihy Treaty Veterinary Clinic to stop sponsoring hare coursing.

John Garrihy
Treaty Veterinary Clinic
High Road, Thomondgate, Limerick
Tel: 061 328511
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Contact Ancu Veterinary Hospital and ask them to stop sponsoring cruel hare coursing.

Mobile: 087 2540999
Tel: 042 9321915 (Louth) or 028 30252000 (Newry)
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