“This is shocking…unbelievable. @GoFundMe take this down!”

14 Jan


Downton Abbey actor Peter Egan has joined calls on online fundraising platform, GoFundMe, to remove a sickening fundraiser which has raised over quarter of a million euros for cruel hare coursing.
 
“This is shocking…unbelievable. @GoFundMe take this down!” Peter stated in a tweet today. 
 
Shame on GoFundMe for hosting the fundraiser which is raising money for one of the world’s worst forms of cruelty to animals. In coursing, thousands of Irish Hares are snatched from the wild in nets and used as live lures for dogs to chase – all for the amusement of a merciless mob who gamble on which dog will force the hare to change direction first. See footage of a hare being pinned down and mauled by a pair of greyhounds at a coursing meeting https://youtu.be/k5r0ASVb9IE
 
GoFundMe has failed to act on reports that the fundraiser is in clear breach of its terms of service which state that the platform cannot be used to “raise funds or establish or contribute to any campaign with the implicit or explicit purpose of, or involving…gambling, gaming and/or any other activity with an entry fee and a prize, including but not limited to raffles, casino games, sports betting, fantasy sports, horse or greyhounds racing…”
 
GoFundMe has been told that not only is hare coursing a gambling activity, it is supported and sponsored by gambling companies.
 
The so-called “Save Our Sport” fundraiser was set up on GoFundMe to cover the costs of an Irish Coursing Club High Court challenge to the government’s widely-welcomed decision to stop coursing during the country’s current Covid19 Level 5 restrictions.
 
Despite the Irish Council Against Blood Sports reporting the breach of its Terms of Service to GoFundMe last week, no action has been taken to shut down the fundraiser, which has raised over €254,000 in donations from coursing supporters, gambling outlets, greyhound trainers, greyhound owners, coursing clubs and a handful of pro-bloodsports politicians.
 
Hare coursing has been outlawed in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and a ban is long overdue in the Republic of Ireland. A RED C opinion poll conducted in September 2019 found that 77% of citizens agree that the Irish Government should ban hare coursing, while just 9% want it to continue.
 
Watch our “Shame on GoFundMe” campaign video
 
 

 
 
ACTION ALERT
 
Urge GoFundMe to shut down the fundraiser, not only because it is raising money for a form of animal cruelty, but also due to the fact that it breaches the company’s Terms of Service.
 
Click on “Report Fundraiser” near the bottom of the page at
 
Send a message to GoFundMe via https://www.gofundme.com/contact/suggest
Leave a comment on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gofundme
 
If possible, please support our campaign with a donation
 
Witness the cruelty of hare coursing in Ireland
 

 



Downton Abbey actor Peter Egan has joined calls on online fundraising platform, GoFundMe, to remove a sickening fundraiser which has raised over quarter of a million euros for cruel hare coursing.
 
“This is shocking…unbelievable. @GoFundMe take this down!” Peter stated in a tweet today.
 
Shame on GoFundMe for hosting the fundraiser which is raising money for one of the world’s worst forms of cruelty to animals. In coursing, thousands of Irish Hares are snatched from the wild in nets and used as live lures for dogs to chase – all for the amusement of a merciless mob who gamble on which dog will force the hare to change direction first. See footage of a hare being pinned down and mauled by a pair of greyhounds at a coursing meeting https://youtu.be/k5r0ASVb9IE
 
GoFundMe has failed to act on reports that the fundraiser is in clear breach of its terms of service which state that the platform cannot be used to “raise funds or establish or contribute to any campaign with the implicit or explicit purpose of, or involving…gambling, gaming and/or any other activity with an entry fee and a prize, including but not limited to raffles, casino games, sports betting, fantasy sports, horse or greyhounds racing…”
 
GoFundMe has been told that not only is hare coursing a gambling activity, it is supported and sponsored by gambling companies.
 
The so-called “Save Our Sport” fundraiser was set up on GoFundMe to cover the costs of an Irish Coursing Club High Court challenge to the government’s widely-welcomed decision to stop coursing during the country’s current Covid19 Level 5 restrictions.
 
Despite the Irish Council Against Blood Sports reporting the breach of its Terms of Service to GoFundMe last week, no action has been taken to shut down the fundraiser, which has raised over €254,000 in donations from coursing supporters, gambling outlets, greyhound trainers, greyhound owners, coursing clubs and a handful of pro-bloodsports politicians.
 
Hare coursing has been outlawed in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and a ban is long overdue in the Republic of Ireland. A RED C opinion poll conducted in September 2019 found that 77% of citizens agree that the Irish Government should ban hare coursing, while just 9% want it to continue.
 
Watch our “Shame on GoFundMe” campaign video
 
 

 
 
ACTION ALERT
 
Urge GoFundMe to shut down the fundraiser, not only because it is raising money for a form of animal cruelty, but also due to the fact that it breaches the company’s Terms of Service.
 
Click on “Report Fundraiser” near the bottom of the page at
 
Send a message to GoFundMe via https://www.gofundme.com/contact/suggest
Leave a comment on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gofundme
 
If possible, please support our campaign with a donation
 
Witness the cruelty of hare coursing in Ireland

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