Petitioning Michael Noonan TD and 12 others

Save Irish hares from cruel coursing

Thousands of Irish hares are forcefully snatched from the countryside every year and forced to run for their lives in front of pairs of greyhounds. Those involved in this cruelty are allowed to continue without fear of prosecution, due to an exemption for coursing in Ireland's Animal Health and Welfare Act.

Injuries suffered by hares in coursing include broken bones and dislocated hips. The Minister for Agriculture (who has responsibility for animal welfare legislation) and the Irish Government must act now to outlaw hare coursing and save hares from the cruelty inherent in this outdated bloodsport. 

Witness the cruelty of Ireland's hare coursing

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Michael Noonan TD
  • Simon Coveney TD
  • Taoiseach (Prime Minister)
    Enda Kenny
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service Licensing Unit
  • Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs
    Heather Humphreys
  • Joan Burton TD
  • Gerry Leckey - NPWS Licensing Unit
  • Dept of Agriculture
  • Agriculture Minister Michael Creed
  • Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald
  • Leader, Fianna Fail
    Micheál Martin TD
  • Leader, Sinn Fein
    Gerry Adams TD
  • Leader, Labour Party
    Brendan Howlin TD

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