|ICABS Action Alerts|
Urge Minister Deenihan to stop licensing hare coursing
ICABS has expressed disappointment to Minister Jimmy Deenihan following his shameful renewal of a coursing licence that will result in suffering for thousands of Irish Hares.
The licence issued by the Minister for Arts to the Irish Coursing Club allows affiliated clubs all around Ireland to capture hares from the wild for another season of coursing cruelty.
"The coursing licences you have approved will cause immeasurable suffering to thousands of Irish Hares," ICABS stated in an email to Minister Deenihan. "Hares will suffer the fear and stress of being captured from the wild and running for their lives in front of greyhounds. Among the injuries likely, thanks to these licences, are broken bones, dislocated hips, damaged toes and mashed internal organs."
Contact Minister Deenihan now and urge him to revoke the licence and follow the example of Northern Ireland by permanently banning coursing in the Republic.
Jimmy Deenihan, TD
Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs
Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
23 Kildare Street
[with a copy to An Taoiseach - email@example.com]
Tel: (01) 631 3802
Fax: (01) 661 1201
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