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Offaly protest highlights suffering of hares
22 October 2009

The Irish Council Against Blood Sports held a successful protest against hare coursing in Edenderry, Co Offaly on 18th October. We thank everyone who joined us for this important demonstration and all the local people who expressed support for our campaign.

Photos: Protest against hare coursing - Edenderry

A hare (far left) runs for its life in front of two greyhounds at the coursing meeting in Edenderry on October 18th, 2009.

(Photo: Front page, Offaly Topic, 22nd October 2009)


Appeal to the Environment Minister

Please write to Minister John Gormley and demand that he stop licensing hare coursing.

Minister John Gormley
Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government
Custom House, Dublin 1.

Tel: 01 888 2403.
Fax: 01 878 8640.

Appeal to the Minister for Agriculture

Please appeal to Minister Brendan Smith (he is responsible for animal welfare and the Protection of Animals Act) to intervene to end hare coursing.

Minister Brendan Smith
Department of Agriculture
Agriculture House,
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Tel: 01-607 2000 or LoCall 1890-200510.
Fax: 01-661 1013.

Please also contact your local TDs/Senators and urge them to put pressure on the Environment Minister to ban hare coursing and to protect the precious hare species from all forms of persecution.

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

Write to your Senator at:
Seanad Eireann, Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: 01-618 3000 or 1890 732 623.

For the names and contact details of politicians, please visit the Irish Government Website at:

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