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Hare coursing is an atrocious and inhumane practice that is still taking place in Ireland today. Hare coursing involves capturing wild hares and letting them loose again in an enclosed area to be chased and terrorized by larger animals— usually dogs. When the hares are captured in the wild, they are thrown into holding cages where they must coexist with other hares and tolerate sub-par conditions.

Hare coursing is a competitive sport in Ireland and is conducted purely for entertainment. There is simply no good reason the hares should have to endure this kind of torture and terror. Sign the petition asking Irish Environmental Minister John Gormley to see that this cruel practice is put to rest once and for all.

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Dear Minister John Gormley,

I find it appalling that Ireland is still conducting the cruel sport of hare coursing. It involves capturing innocent hares from the wild, subjecting them to abhorrent conditions in captivity, and then releasing them into an enclosed area to be chased down by dogs. This is the most inhumane practice I have ever heard of, and it needs to stop now.

During the act of hare coursing, the rabbits suffer grave physical and psychological injuries. Not only do they sustain painful wounds, they are also often so scared they die from the stress of the events.

This sport is on-par with dog fighting and should be outlawed completely. Please see to it that hare coursing is done away with forever. We can't stand by and let these poor animals continue to be tortured in this way.

Thank you for your consideration.

Petition Signatures


Apr 20, 2014 Alan Pryor
Apr 20, 2014 Birgit Planek
Apr 19, 2014 kathleen bird
Apr 19, 2014 Kerrie Kiefer
Apr 19, 2014 Claudia May
Apr 19, 2014 Fayhaa Doja
Apr 19, 2014 mary kozel This outrageous and cruel practice needs to stop now!
Apr 19, 2014 Matthias Haess
Apr 19, 2014 Margaret Marcrum
Apr 18, 2014 Arden Leslie
Apr 18, 2014 Kerry Avenell
Apr 18, 2014 Lisa Drolet
Apr 18, 2014 debbie dunn
Apr 17, 2014 Kristy Elam Lindberg
Apr 17, 2014 Robin Jenkins
Apr 17, 2014 Julie Wines
Apr 17, 2014 Mika Rowan
Apr 17, 2014 Imroz Towhid
Apr 17, 2014 Stephanie Lloyd
Apr 17, 2014 Jody Wolfe No country as strong as Ireland needs to cling past practices simply because they are traditions. Banning this kind of activity is exactly the kind of action that shows a nation's character.
Apr 17, 2014 Kathryn Stiver
Apr 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2014 Pamela Timmerman
Apr 16, 2014 Katherine Myskowski
Apr 16, 2014 Marina Sepulveda
Apr 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2014 Julie Jones
Apr 16, 2014 cindy grobler
Apr 16, 2014 Claire Whittaker
Apr 16, 2014 Maria Serrano
Apr 16, 2014 Marian Veasey What a barbaric activity, all done in the name of "sport". What is sporting about the torture of animals for human entertainment?
Apr 16, 2014 Mary Windhorst
Apr 16, 2014 Carol Cassidy I am ashamed to be Irish. You are disgusting and I now have no desire to visit the slaughter pit called Ireland.
Apr 16, 2014 RICK VAGNINI It is despicable that this practice still exists.Shame on Ireland.
Apr 16, 2014 megan bishop
Apr 16, 2014 Marietta Baranowska
Apr 16, 2014 Celia Boorn
Apr 16, 2014 Christine Burkman
Apr 16, 2014 Beth Ritchie
Apr 16, 2014 Hollie Hester
Apr 16, 2014 Ola Almazova
Apr 16, 2014 joyce muentes
Apr 16, 2014 Joseph Yannuzzi Please stop this senseless cruelty and join the civilized world!
Apr 16, 2014 nerea herrero
Apr 16, 2014 Bruno Prata
Apr 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 15, 2014 Mariana Caraca
Apr 14, 2014 matt poklasny

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