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Join the protests against cruel hare coursing - Jan 30th Dublin and Feb 2nd Clonmel
23 January 2015

Please join one or both of the upcoming protests against cruel hare coursing - Friday, January 30th (12.30 to 2pm) outside coursing sponsor, BoyleSports, Westmoreland St, Dublin 1 and Monday February 2nd (12 midday to 2pm) outside the national coursing finals, Powerstown Park Clonmel.

Be there for the hares.

Protest against hare coursing sponsor, BoyleSports - Friday, January 30th
22 January 2015

A peaceful protest against hare coursing sponsor, BoyleSports, is planned for Friday, January 30th from 12.30 to 2pm.

The demo will take place outside BoyleSports' Westmoreland St, Dublin branch on the eve of the 3-day national hare coursing finals in Clonmel, County Tipperary.

Boylesports are the main sponsor of this cruelty fest, sponsoring the so-called Boylesports derby - financial support which helps keep this disgusting bloodsport alive.

If you are free, please join an alliance of individuals and animal groups outside the Boylesports office to express your opposition to sponsorship of hare coursing.

A separate protest, organised by the Animal Rights Action Network, will take place outside the national coursing finals in Powerstown Park Clonmel on Monday 2nd February 2015 from 12 midday to 2pm.

Boylesports protest Details

Location: Outside Boylesports, 6 Westmoreland Street. Dublin 1. Near the Corner of Fleet Street.
Date: Friday, January 30th 2015 from 12.30 to 2pm

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Sat Nav Coordinates: 53.3456615, -6.259375900000009 (53 20' 44.38'',-7 44' 26.25'')

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Ask Boylesports to disassociate from coursing.

John Boyle
Managing Director
Finnabair Industrial Park
Dundalk, Co. Louth.

Tel: +353 42 939 3000
Tel (ROI): 1800 22 00 66
Tel (UK): 0800 22 00 66
Tel (International): +353 42 9393168
Fax: +353 42 939 3051

Boylesports Ltd,
First Floor,
Millennium House,
Victoria Road,
IM2 4RW,
Isle of Man

Boylesports Derby 2011 Preview video
This video shows a hare being violently hit into the ground by greyhounds and sent tumbling head over heels.
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Express your support for a ban on coursing. Sign and share petitions

Stop Licensing Cruel Hare Coursing
Save Irish hares from cruel coursing
Ban horrific hare coursing cruelty in Ireland
Stop sponsoring hare coursing in Ireland

Urge Minister Heather Humphreys to show compassion for the persecuted Irish Hare and revoke the coursing licence she issued.

Email "Stop the cruelty. Revoke the hare coursing licence" to
Tel: (01) 631 3802 or (01) 631 3800
Leave a comment on Facebook -
Tweet to Heather Humphreys: @HHumphreysFG

(If you have time, please compose your own personal letter. Otherwise, feel free to send the short sample letter below. Be assertive, but polite, in all correspondence. Thank you.)

Dear Minister,

I am one of the majority who want hare coursing outlawed. I am writing to urge you to revoke the licence you issued to the Irish Coursing Club.

In coursing, hares suffer at all stages - during the capture, during the time they are kept in captivity and during the coursing meetings where they run for their lives in front of greyhounds. Among the injuries recorded are broken legs, damaged toes and dislocated hips. Every season, hare injuries and deaths are documented.

I ask you to please act on the wishes of the majority, show compassion and permanently revoke the licence.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,


Appeal to the Minister for Agriculture

Please appeal to the Minister for Agriculture to remove an exemption for hare coursing from the Animal Health and Welfare Act.

Simon Coveney, TD
Minister for 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 ask him to back a ban on hare coursing.

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

Contact all your local TDs now. Demand that they urgently push for a ban on hare coursing and all bloodsports. 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 a ban.

Find out their contact details
Please also arrange a meeting with your TDs at their local clinics.

Videos: Ireland's hare coursing cruelty

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