Responding to a recent parliamentary question calling for the introduction of drag coursing to replace live coursing, Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney said: “The promotion of drag/lure “coursing” is an activity that falls outside my area of responsibility.”
However, animal welfare is a primary responsibility for the Minister for Agriculture, and so he should be actively pursuing a policy of prevention of cruelty to animals by all means possible. The promotion and legislating for a humane alternative to live hare coursing is one issue he must address as a matter of urgency. Ask Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to replace live hare coursing with the humane alternative of drag coursing (mechanical lure coursing).
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