Kilkenny People asked to disassociate from coursing
10 September 2010
ICABS is renewing its call to the Kilkenny People newspaper to disassociate from coursing. Last season, a coursing meeting included the "Kilkenny People Cup" with a prize reported to have been 1,000 Euro.
Last year, ICABS complained to the paper in relation to Kilkenny People Cup event at the Johnstown/Urlingford coursing meet at which a total of 32 greyhounds chased hares.
|Update: The Editor of the Kilkenny People has told ICABS that "the Kilkenny People does not sponsor any coursing event and does not donate any prize money to hare coursing." He added that the coursing cup was presented decades ago and that the name was carried forward throughout the years.|
Urge Minister John Gormley to stop licensing coursing. Send a copy of your correspondence to all of your TDs and encourage them to back a ban on the blood sport.
Minister John Gormley
Department of the Environment, Custom House, Dublin 1.
[CC firstname.lastname@example.org - An Taoiseach, Brian Cowen]
Tel: 01 888 2403. Fax: 01 878 8640.
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Dear Minister Gormley,
I am disappointed to learn that you have issued a licence to the Irish Coursing Club for another season of coursing cruelty.
In coursing, hares continue to die at all stages - during the capture, during the time they are kept in captivity, during the coursing meetings and also subsequent to their release back to the wild. Such deaths have been documented by your NPWS division. These timid and fragile creatures die as a result of physical injuries or from the stress caused by human handling and being chased by greyhounds.
I urge you to act on the wishes of the electorate who want this activity outlawed. Please stop licensing coursing.
Thank you, Minister.
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