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Panama has just banned hare coursing: Ireland should follow!

category international | animal rights | press release author Tuesday April 03, 2012 15:30author by End Hare Coursing in Ireland Report this post to the editors

Panama has banned live hare coursing...the government of Ireland should do likewise via the upcoming Animal Health and Welfare Bill.

A Panamanian Tapeti Hare: Panama has just banned live hare coursing...Ireland still allows it!
A Panamanian Tapeti Hare: Panama has just banned live hare coursing...Ireland still allows it!

Panama has banned hare coursing (along with bullfighting, dog fighting and a number of other cruel practices) and while other animal protection issues remain to be addressed, that country deserves huge credit for taking this giant step forward. The animal in the picture is a Tapeti (commonly referred to as a forest rabbit but officially a hare) of the kind prevalent in Panama. Hopefully this graceful creature will now be spared a fate meted out to so many hares here in Ireland, which still allows hare coursing.

Government ministers Phil Hogan and Shane McEntee are promoting the "hare coursing is harmless fun" nonsense within the Oireachtas, despite all the evidence of horrific cruelty in the practise. They want hare coursing exempted from prohibition unde the new Act, which would be a massive step backwards for animal welfare in Ireland.

We should urge the government to follow Panama's example and ban this cruelty...

http://www.change.org/petitions/petition-to-ban-horrifi...eland

Related Link: http://www.change.org/petitions/petition-to-ban-horrifi...eland
author by No defending this crueltypublication date Tue Apr 03, 2012 19:33Report this post to the editors

I can't believe that a country like Panama that up to recently was castigated for its outdated animal welfare laws can actually ban hare coursing but our so-called advanced European nation still allows this scandal. People like environment minister Hogan should stop giving their support to hare coursing and stop pretending that the new animal welfare bill will be anything but a complete farce if it contains an "exemption" for one of the worst forms of animal cruelty.

Environment Minister Phil Hogan at "Sevenhouses" hare coursing event
Environment Minister Phil Hogan at "Sevenhouses" hare coursing event

Hare coursing: Banned in Panama as of this month but a legal "sport" in Ireland backed by the Fine Gael party
Hare coursing: Banned in Panama as of this month but a legal "sport" in Ireland backed by the Fine Gael party

author by Gearoid O Loingsighpublication date Fri Apr 06, 2012 00:37Report this post to the editors

Good for Panama, now let's see if they get around to banning money laundering, which is ever so slightly more important to their economy, along with other financial "products" in this Latin Switzerland.

 
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