JP McManus asked to end coursing sponsorship
06 July 2012
ICABS is calling on businessman JP McManus to have mercy on the hares and permanently end his sponsorship of the Irish Cup coursing event. In a letter of appeal to the former Irish Philanthropist of the Year, we referred to scenes of appalling cruelty witnessed at the Irish Cup last February.
Irish Council Against Blood Sports monitors who attended the event at Limerick Racecourse filmed hares being terrorised and hit - See footage below or at tinyurl.com/irishcup. Fleeing hares could be seen desperately trying to evade capture but on several occasions, they were unsuccessful. The dogs battered them, pinned them to the ground and mauled their delicate bodies. The pitiful cries were clearly audible.
One hare was seen jumping against an advertisement board at the side of the field in a futile attempt to escape.
Please join us in asking JP McManus to have mercy on the hares and stop sponsoring this cruelty.
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Hares hit and mauled at JP McManus-sponsored Irish Cup 2012
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