Download a protest poster
24 January 2008
Help spread the message about coursing cruelty during next month's demonstration in Clonmel. Print one of our posters and bring it along on the day to display. There are two posters available to download - "Coursing is Cruel" and "Stop the Terror".
Note: You need Adobe Acrobat to view the poster. If you need to download this, please visit the Adobe Website.Protest against hare coursing - February 6th
A protest against hare coursing is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, February 6th, 2008 from 12 noon to 2 pm. The Irish Council Against Blood Sports is one of the groups from all around Ireland who will be represented at this peaceful demonstration outside the coursing finals venue - Powerstown Park, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
Show you care about the thousands of Irish Hares snatched from the countryside every year, crammed into boxes, kept captive in coursing fields for months and eventually forced to run for their lives in front of greyhounds. Watch our campaign video below to see the fatal maulings suffered by these fragile creatures during coursing meetings.
ICABS wants to see this being the last ever coursing season in Ireland. We need your help to send the strongest message possible to the government that blood sport cruelty is no longer acceptable. Over the coming weeks, please keep an eye on the ICABS website - www.banbloodsports.com - for updates on the protest, action alerts and other details about how you can help bring coursing to an end.
Thank you for caring about Irish wildlife and for supporting our campaign.
"Ban Hare Coursing" - Protest Details
Outside Powerstown Park, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
Be there for the hares! Please bring placards if possible!
For driving directions, please visit maps.yahoo.net
Video: Coursing cruelty
ACTION ALERT 1
Please contact Environment Minister, John Gormley, and appeal to him to give a commitment that this will be the last ever hare coursing season in Ireland.
Minister John Gormley
Dear Minister Gormley,
I am writing to implore you to firmly reject future licence applications from the Irish Coursing Club. Hare coursing is Ireland's most appalling animal abuse with thousands of hares being ripped from their natural habitat and forced to run for their lives before muzzled dogs. When hit, the injuries are often so severe that the terrified hare has to be destroyed - but only after suffering from stress and severe internal injuries or broken bones.
In its pre-election manifesto, the Green Party pledged to ban blood sports when in government. I am among the confident majority who trust that you will take this historic opportunity, Minister, to spare the hares the suffering caused by coursing and refuse further licences to these heartless destroyers of our wildlife heritage.
Thank you and best wishes.
ACTION ALERT 2
Please contact your local TD and Senator and ask them to make an appeal to Minister Gormley on your behalf.
For the names of your TDs, please click on your county on the Irish Government website
Contact your TD at:
For a list of Senators, please visit the Irish Government website
Contact your Senator at:
Photos: Hares suffering during coursing meetings
More information about blood sports
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Please consider making a small donation to ICABS. For more details, please click on the button below or follow this link to find out how to become a campaign supporter. Thank you.