Petition to Ban horrific Hare Coursing Cruelty in Ireland
  • Petitioning Enda Kenny TD

This petition will be delivered to:

Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland
Enda Kenny TD
Leader of Sinn Fein Party
Gerry Adams TD
Leader of Fianna Fail Party
Micheal Martin TD
Gerry Leckey
Irish Wildlife Service
Wildlife License authority
Keven Cahillane
Emer McGeough
Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland
Joan Burton
Minister for Arts and Heritage
Ms. Heather Humphreys TD

Petition to Ban horrific Hare Coursing Cruelty in Ireland

    1. John Fitzgerald
    2. Petition by

      John Fitzgerald

      Kilkenny, Ireland

Live Hare Coursing is a horrific form of animal cruelty that most Irish people want outlawed.

Here is a brief film of hare coursing as practised in Ireland:

  (March 2013) There are renewed calls to politicians to ban hare coursing in Ireland in the wake of the horrific scenes of cruelty filmed at the so-called "Irish Cup" hare coursing event in County Limerick...Here's hoping that Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) will at long last listen to public opinion and BAN this obscenity:   Here is the footage captured at the event...

Recent signatures


    1. Two women ejected from major hare coursing event in Ireland

      John Fitzgerald
      Petition Organizer

      If hare coursing, as the ICC claims, has "nothing to hide", then why this apparent aversion to animal lovers filming the action?

      (* Here is the footage (just uploaded to YouTube) of ICC President Brian Divilly denying the two women the right to film an event that the ICC claims has “nothing to hide.”)

      Those of us who have campaigned for decades against the cruelty of live hare coursing have frequently argued that the organisers of coursing events appear to be terrified of adverse publicity. There have been incidents over the years in which cameras have been confiscated at coursing events, and people filming them subjected to threats or physical assault.

    2. Reached 10,000 signatures
    3. Hare Coursing: Crying out for abolition...

      John Fitzgerald
      Petition Organizer

      Share your latest develAn RTE (Irish TV) reporter heard this while out with a coursing club's netting team...the people who capture hares with nets for the cruel so-called "sport":
      opment here.

    4. Reached 9,000 signatures
    5. "The Gathering" disavows any support for blood sports in Ireland!

      John Fitzgerald
      Petition Organizer

      "The Gathering", a major Irish cultural event, has condemned bloodsports and deleted all references to them from its website!

    6. Reached 7,000 signatures
    7. Pro hare coursing accessories withdrawn from sale!

      John Fitzgerald
      Petition Organizer

      It demonstrates that hare coursing is rejected by most fair-minded people worldwide

    8. Increased media interest in campaign to end hare coursing in Ireland

      John Fitzgerald
      Petition Organizer

      This shows that the petition, among other initiatives, is having an impact and hopefully politicians will respond to this international appeal to protect the Irish Hare from the savagery of live hare coursing.

    9. Reached 2,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • marie potter IPSWICH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 days ago

      Its wrong

    • Carol Dorn BEAVER, PA
      • 5 days ago

      It's very cruel and abusive... How horirific!

      • 5 days ago

      I like hares and hate coursing, more so as my family are form Ireland. This activity must be stopped, as it is not needed and cruel ... ...

    • Ulla Andersson ÖRNSKöLDSVIK, SWEDEN
      • 8 days ago

      This is so cruel.

    • Debera Mansfield CHATTANOOGA, TN
      • 8 days ago

      Petition to Ban horrific Hare Coursing Cruelty in Ireland


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