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A Great Day for the Irish...but not for Ireland's wildlife heritage.

category international | environment | opinion/analysis author Friday March 15, 2013 19:04author by Ban Hare Coursing in Ireland Report this post to the editors

Hare coursing cruelty continues to shame Ireland...

Another Saint Patrick's Day...A Great Day for the Irish...what a pity that the Irish Hare, part of our wonderful wildlife heritage, is still at the mercy of coursing gangs backed by our government...
Protest at St Patrick's Day parade in New York (1992)
Protest at St Patrick's Day parade in New York (1992)

The hare coursing season runs from about the last week in September to the third week in February and involves approximately 7000 hares each season that are captured for the purpose. Though most coursing events are staged in the southern counties, coursing has a presence in twenty two of the twenty six counties. Clubs become “thinner on the ground” the further north one goes. For example, counties Mayo and Donegal have only club each. The counties without coursing clubs are Longford, Leitrim, Wicklow, and Monaghan. It is banned in Northern Ireland since 2011. The actual number of clubs has been declining since the 1930s.

Hare coursing is a blood sport that has nothing to do with any alleged “pest control”. It exists purely for the amusement of the people involved. It consists basically of contests in which pairs of greyhounds are set on hares, the aim being to test the speed and stamina of the dogs. While the intention is not to harm the hare (it serves as a mere lure for the dogs), the animal inevitably suffers when the dogs come into contact with it.

Hares are forcibly struck by the dogs, or mauled, or pinned to the ground, or tossed up in the air. The hare is a brittle-boned creature and its injuries in most cases cannot heal. This is why so-called “dispatchers” are used by every coursing club to kill off injured hares. Hares also suffer when being captured (with nets), and during captivity as they await coursing. Coursing can be held in all weather conditions...literally hail, rain or snow. Videos have been posted on YouTube of hares being coursed in water-logged fields.

The cruel nature of live hare coursing that all animal welfare groups, and (according to opinion polls) the majority of the Irish people, object to, has been repeatedly captured on film. The veracity of the following footage has not been questioned. As you will see, the “action” filmed is very similar to the types of incidents observed and reported by NPWS rangers.

The following three pieces of footage were filmed at the 2013 “Irish Cup” live hare coursing event, held at Limerick Racecourse in February:

1)

Cruel coursing scene at Limerick Racecourse
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xy224b_disgusting-crue...imals

2)

Hare cries out when hit and mauled
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xy21zl_hare-cries-out-...imals

3)

Hare severely mauled and carried off field
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xy21v5_hare-severely-m...imals

A brief film about hare coursing in Ireland:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k1L1JfKi3N8RkNAwGy?sta...rt=12

Related Link: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k1L1JfKi3N8RkNAwGy?start=12

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   When will this cruel and stupid "sport" be banned?     Nature lover    Fri Mar 15, 2013 19:12 
   Friends of the Irish Hare     ban blood sports    Fri Mar 15, 2013 21:47 
   stoppit!     W    Fri Mar 15, 2013 22:28 
   Other politicians apart from Alan Shatter want hare coursing banned...     A Point...    Fri Mar 15, 2013 23:17 
   brilliant , A Point , thanx     ban blood sports    Fri Mar 15, 2013 23:39 
   As capitalist crisis deepens all animals are very vulnerable     Felix Quigley    Sat Mar 16, 2013 08:50 
   don't be suckered..     W    Sat Mar 16, 2013 09:18 
   Scraping the bucket     Reality bites back    Sat Mar 16, 2013 17:58 
   Felix     ban blood sports    Sat Mar 16, 2013 21:54 
 10   ok enough now     W    Sun Mar 17, 2013 01:59 
 11   Science will provide the way...end ignorance to end cruelty     Felix Quigley    Sun Mar 17, 2013 08:03 
 12   Anti all blood sports against animals & humans . egged on by Humans .     Michael Bradshaw    Mon Mar 18, 2013 05:32 
 13   The drive for profit will be the end of the hare     Felix Quigley    Mon Mar 18, 2013 08:16 
 14   International Society for Animal Rights and right-wing extremism     JoeMc    Mon Mar 18, 2013 22:21 
 15   interesting background, but back on topic after this please!     wageslave    Tue Mar 19, 2013 09:19 
 16   Correctly put Wageslave     Felix Quigley    Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:14 
 17   The debate on hare coursing tells us not to be sectarian     Felix Quigley    Fri Mar 22, 2013 08:42 
 18   zero tolerance for any future Off topic posts on this thread     wageslave    Fri Mar 22, 2013 15:21 
 19   Back to the point     Other issues aside...    Thu Apr 18, 2013 09:49 


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