Petition Update

Two women ejected from major hare coursing event in Ireland

John Fitzgerald
Kilkenny, Ireland

Feb 18, 2014 — 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.”)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrU088Qz3RI#t=217


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.