Cavan urged to reject cruel hare coursing
15 November 2013
Please join us in urging Cavan to reject cruel hare coursing. At a coursing meeting in the county this weekend, hares will be forced to run for their lives in front of greyhounds.
ICABS is urging local politicians to show compassion for the hares and condemn the cruelty.
We have brought to their attention details of the suffering caused to hares in coursing - see Coursing Cruelty Catalogue 2013.
We have also invited them to view video footage showing the cruelty of hare coursing in Ireland.
"Cavan's hosting of coursing (an illegal activity in all our neighbouring jurisdictions) is a damaging blemish on the county's valuable image," we stated. "Coursing is a form of animal cruelty in which defenceless hares - violently netted from the wild - are used as live lures for greyhounds."
We added: "Disturbingly, the Cavan coursing meeting will again be accommodating hare coursers from Northern Ireland who would face prosecution there if they engaged in the same cruelty."
Urge County Cavan Councillors, Cavan Town Council and Cavan/Monaghan TDs to show compassion for the Irish Hare and speak out against cruel coursing.
Cavan Town Council
Town Hall Street
Tel: 049 437 8690
Fax: 049 433 1393
Tweet to Cork County Council
Tweet to @cavancoco
Sign anti-coursing petitions
Petition to Ban horrific Hare Coursing Cruelty in Ireland
Stop sponsoring hare coursing in Ireland
Find more petitions on our Petitions Page
Urgently contact An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and An Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore. Ask them to show compassion for wildlife and introduce an immediate ban on hare coursing and all bloodsports.
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
Department of the Taoiseach,
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)
Ask Minister Deenihan and the National Parks and Wildlife Service to respect the wishes of the majority who want hare coursing banned and withdraw the coursing licence.
Jimmy Deenihan, TD
Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs
Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
23 Kildare Street
Tel: (01) 631 3804
Fax: (01) 661 1201
18A The Square, Listowel, Co Kerry
Urge Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to remove exemptions for coursing from the Animal Health and Welfare Bill.
Minister Simon Coveney
Department of Agriculture
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: 01-607 2884 or LoCall 1890-200510.
Fax: 01-661 1013.
Contact all your local TDs now. Demand that they urgently push for bans on coursing and foxhunting.
Find out their contact details
Please also arrange a meeting with your TDs at their local clinics.
Videos: Ireland's hare coursing cruelty
|A hare is hit into the ground at the JP McManus-sponsored coursing meeting at Limerick Racecourse. February 2013|
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