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Coursing is in decline in Ireland - Help finish it
29 August 2012

Hare coursing is in decline in the Republic of Ireland but its end can't come soon enough. Save thousands of Irish hares from another season of suffering - take action now to help bring coursing to an end.

Email "I am one of the majority opposed to hare coursing. I urge you to back an immediate ban on this shameful cruelty" to all of Ireland's TDs. It only takes a few minutes at

If you are a landowner, make your land off-limits to those netting hares for coursing. Download a notice and display it on the boundaries of your property. For more advice on keeping hunters and coursers off your property, visit our Landowners page

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Contact Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney and demand that a ban on coursing and foxhunting is included in the Animal Health and Welfare Bill 2012.

Minister Simon Coveney
Department of Agriculture
Agriculture House,
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: 01-607 2884 or LoCall 1890-200510.
Fax: 01-661 1013.

Urgently contact An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and An Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore. Ask them to show compassion for wildlife and introduce an immediate ban on coursing and foxhunting.

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
Department of the Taoiseach,
Telephone: 01-6194020

An Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore
Office of the Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade,
Tel: 01 6183566 (Dail) or 01 408 2000 (Iveagh House)

Email Both:;

Contact all your local TDs now. Demand that they urgently push for bans on coursing and foxhunting.

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:
Dail Eireann
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2.

Please also arrange a meeting with your TDs at their local clinics. Contact us for details.

Hares hit and mauled at JP McManus-sponsored Irish Cup 2012

Monitoring the Irish Cup coursing meeting in February, ICABS witnessed appalling scenes of hares being terrorised and hit and carried off the field. 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.

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