Petition to end the cruel practice of live hare coursing in Ireland

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Originally Posted: March 14, 2012

Petition to end the cruel practice of live hare coursing in Ireland

FROM Campaign for the Abolition of Cruel Sports

ACTION

We desperately need people to petition the government of Ireland, requesting its support for upcoming legislation that will ban the horribly cruel practice of live hare coursing in Ireland.

Watch the video, Hare Coursing.

Sign an online petition:
https://www.change.org/petitions/taoiseach-prime-minister-of-ireland-support-a-bill-to-ban-the-cruel-practise-of-live-hare-coursing-in-irelandct

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

Department of the Taoiseach [Prime Minister]
Government Buildings
Upper Merrion Street
Dublin 2 IRELAND
phone: 353 1 619 4000 or 353 1 6624888
E-mail:webmaster@taoiseach.gov.ie

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Hare coursing is a so-called "sport" in which hares (jack rabbits to Americans) are set up as bait for greyhounds to chase and terrorize. Many hares are killed or horribly injured each year as they are mauled or tossed about like rag dolls on the coursing fields. Some hares die within seconds of being struck by the fast moving dogs. Others die of agonizing internal injuries, such as bone breakages that cannot heal.
 
A member of Ireland's parliament, the Dail, will attempt in the coming months to have hare coursing banned.
 
We desperately need people to petition the government of Ireland, requesting its support for this Bill.
 
That's where this petition comes in. Each time a person signs it, an email immediately goes to the Taoiseach and Tanaiste (Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland) requesting their support for the Bill.  


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