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Last year, the Irish Mirror reported that during 54 coursing events in Ireland, 40 hares were killed and hundreds more were maimed, injured, or found unfit to be chased. Sign today to put pressure on Ireland to end this barbaric blood sport.
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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.

Hare coursing is illegal Scotland, Wales and England and became illegal in Northern Ireland in 2011. Despite their tradition of hare coursing and other animal blood sports like badger baiting, bear baiting and dog fighting, these nations have decided to abandon old, cruel practices. Sign the petition asking the Republic of Ireland's Minister for Arts and Heritage Heather Humphreys and Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to see that this cruel practice is put to rest once and for all.

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Dear Minister Heather Humphreys and Minister Simon Coveney,

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. Hare coursing is illegal Scotland, Wales and England and became illegal in Northern Ireland in 2011. Despite their tradition of hare coursing and other animal blood sports like badger baiting, bear baiting and dog fighting, these nations have decided to abandon old, cruel practices.

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


Jul 20, 2017 Tatiana Plakhova
Jul 20, 2017 Marilyn O'Loughlin
Jul 20, 2017 yvonne Ryder
Jul 19, 2017 Kevin Maisonave
Jul 19, 2017 Pamela White
Jul 19, 2017 Kelli Villis
Jul 19, 2017 Stephanie McCurry
Jul 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2017 Bronwyn Daniels
Jul 17, 2017 Linda Riddell
Jul 17, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Jul 16, 2017 Caeryl Woynarski
Jul 16, 2017 Monica Boedeker
Jul 16, 2017 Torunn Hvilsten
Jul 16, 2017 Jirina Truneckova
Jul 15, 2017 Stephen Blakely
Jul 15, 2017 Jamie Smith
Jul 15, 2017 Fateh Sidhu
Jul 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2017 Sylvia Stojkovic stop, stop It's not a sport but a massacre
Jul 14, 2017 Melanie Cameron
Jul 14, 2017 Marcia Sherkalter Stop this!!
Jul 12, 2017 Martha Wallace
Jul 11, 2017 Gerald Hallam
Jul 10, 2017 Andrea Schnitzler
Jul 10, 2017 Lori Kegler
Jul 10, 2017 Nicolo Bucaria
Jul 10, 2017 Barbara Phillips
Jul 10, 2017 Kelly Erwin
Jul 9, 2017 Tonya Raikes stop and ban all kinds and all types of animal cruelty on all kinds and all types and breeds of animals because they are gods creatures
Jul 7, 2017 Hannah Fusselman
Jul 5, 2017 Melinda Norman
Jul 5, 2017 Cassie Alford
Jul 4, 2017 Sofia Jensen
Jul 4, 2017 Lindsey Dakin
Jul 4, 2017 Catherine Wilcox I used to see lots of hares when I was younger, now I see none. They are beautiful creatures & do not deserve this treatment. Please take action!
Jul 4, 2017 Cyrille GOURMAUD
Jul 3, 2017 Beatrice Narbona
Jul 3, 2017 Hope Carl
Jul 3, 2017 Kristin Johnson
Jul 3, 2017 Chris McWilliams
Jul 3, 2017 Brenda Smith
Jul 3, 2017 Malgorzata Dragowska
Jul 3, 2017 Ellen Seeherman
Jul 3, 2017 Michelle Pasquino
Jul 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 1, 2017 Maria Molina
Jun 30, 2017 SANDRA VITO
Jun 29, 2017 Isabela Calin
Jun 29, 2017 Barbara Smuts

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