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Hare desperately tries to escape from a coursing enclosure
21 March 2012

Video footage filmed by ICABS has captured the moments a hare tries desperately to escape from a coursing enclosure. The creature made the bid for freedom after being chased by greyhounds.

Our footage shows the hare running back and forth alongside the barrier fence at coursing venue, Limerick Racecourse, before leaping up against an STL Logistics advertisement board. The attempt to get free is unsuccessful and the hare falls back to the ground.

ICABS has asked STL Logistics to join our call on Limerick Racecourse to stop hosting coursing. We have also forwarded this footage and other cruelty scenes filmed at the venue to Minister Simon Coveney who has so far resisted demands for the blood sport to be banned.

After watching the video below, please scroll down and respond to our action alerts.

Videos: More cruelty to hares at Limerick Racecourse


Appeal to the Minister for Agriculture

Please appeal to the Minister for Agriculture to remove an exemption for coursing from the new Animal Welfare Bill and to permanently ban hare coursing.

Simon Coveney, TD
Minister for Agriculture
Department of Agriculture
Agriculture House,
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Tel: 01-607 2884 or LoCall 1890-200510.
Fax: 01-661 1013.

Ask Limerick Racecourse to stop hosting hare coursing.

Russell Ferris
General Manager
Limerick Racecourse,
Greenmount Park,
Co Limerick
Telephone: +353 (0)61 320000
Fax: +353 (0)61 355766
Twitter: @LimerickRaces

Ask STL Logistics - whose advertisment board the hare hit - to join calls for Limerick Racecourse to stop hosting coursing.

STL Logistics
Logistics Centre,
Annacotty Business Park,
Annacotty, Limerick.
Tel +353 61 200200

Contact all your local TDs now. Tell them you are one of the majority who want coursing banned. Remind them that coursing is already illegal in Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. Urge them to respect the wishes of the majority of the electorate and back the anti-coursing bill being introduced by Maureen O'Sullivan, TD and Clare Daly, TD.

Find out the names of your TDs and their email addresses.

If you prefer to post a letter to your TDs, address your correspondence to:
Dáil Éireann
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2.

Urgently contact An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and An Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore. Ask them to back a ban on hare coursing and give permanent protection to hares.

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
Department of the Taoiseach,
Government Buildings,
Upper Merrion Street,
Dublin 2
Telephone: 01-6194020
Fax: 01-6764048

An Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore
Office of the Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade,
Iveagh House,
80 St. Stephen’s Green,
Dublin 2.
Tel: 01 6183566 (Dail)
Tel: 01 408 2000 (Iveagh House)
Fax: 01 408 2400

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