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Cllr Cieran Perry calls for ban on coursing
08 February 2011

Cllr Cieran Perry

Dublin City Councillor, Cieran Perry, has called for a ban on hare coursing. Cllr Perry, who is standing as a general election candidate, stated that it's "now time to consign this cruel and shameful practice to the dustbin of history once and for all".

In a statement issued to co-incide with the final day of the coursing finals in Clonmel, Cllr Perry calls for an "outright ban on live hare coursing".

"I believe that the netting and coursing of wild hares is a cruel and barbaric practice that has no place in the Ireland of today," he states.

Referring to the continuing death of hares during coursing, Cllr Perry added: "Despite the introduction of muzzling, which coursing enthusiasts reassured the public would remove the 'kill' element of this so-called sport, it is clear that the coursing fraternity cannot be trusted to police their own events. It is surely now time to consign this cruel and shameful practice to the dustbin of history once and for all."

In October 2010, Councillor Perry succeeded in getting a motion passed in Dublin City Council to ban the import and sale of real fur, in the jurisdiction of Dublin City. He is standing as an independent candidate in the upcoming General Election in the Dublin Central constituency.

ICABS has thanked Cllr Perry for his support.

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The Facts About Hare Coursing
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Irish Hare: "conservation status is poor"
Hares and rabbits factsheet

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