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Hare coursing continues to threaten the protected mountain hare in Ireland! Please help us speak up for these innocent animals and put an end to this violent blood sport! Sign the petition here!: http://therainforestsite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/trs/petition/ireland-hare-coursing/
Final signature count: 32,672
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

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.

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


Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 12, 2017 Alirangela Gonzalez Sport??? Killing innocent animals is a barbaric NOT a SPORT!
Oct 12, 2017 Roslyn Pollinger
Oct 12, 2017 Jordi Malgà
Oct 11, 2017 Kim Attwood
Oct 10, 2017 jill white
Oct 10, 2017 Roberta Cahill
Oct 10, 2017 Sandra Cobb
Oct 10, 2017 Bassam Imam
Oct 10, 2017 Marge Schwartz
Oct 10, 2017 Donna Partin
Oct 6, 2017 Louise Moore
Oct 6, 2017 Brenda Roy
Oct 6, 2017 kim runnoe
Oct 5, 2017 K Moore
Oct 4, 2017 Julie Teigen
Oct 4, 2017 James Arthur
Oct 4, 2017 Patti Mealy
Oct 4, 2017 Karla Garber This horrific sport must come to an end now!
Oct 4, 2017 Jill Schenkel
Oct 2, 2017 michelle kaehny
Oct 2, 2017 (Name not displayed) Stop hare coursing, which is not true sporting and encourages blood spilling for enjoyment. Please be an advanced nation (show how much more enlightened you are than the U.S. in terms of current administration's environmental and animal rights practices).
Sep 29, 2017 Nancy Dillard
Sep 29, 2017 Tatiana Shelenga
Sep 27, 2017 Kristie Hatton
Sep 26, 2017 Tamara Van Voorst
Sep 26, 2017 Alessandro Biagioli
Sep 26, 2017 Lou Iannucci
Sep 25, 2017 Lynn Miller
Sep 25, 2017 Ravinder Singh
Sep 24, 2017 Pam Daily
Sep 24, 2017 Mona Manera
Sep 24, 2017 Terri Lynch
Sep 24, 2017 Andrea Daniels
Sep 24, 2017 Tanya Cash
Sep 24, 2017 Joanne Martinez
Sep 24, 2017 Kathy. Prock
Sep 24, 2017 LUCINDA BURGESS
Sep 24, 2017 george lewis
Sep 23, 2017 валерия ланцова
Sep 23, 2017 Melissa Sullivan
Sep 21, 2017 Amy Wolfberg Why is terrorizing animals considered "entertainment"? How is this entertaining?
Sep 20, 2017 Ratna Chandra
Sep 20, 2017 Mariana Galán
Sep 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2017 Amelia King
Sep 20, 2017 Juliane Rocha
Sep 20, 2017 kathleen brotherton
Sep 20, 2017 Dorothy Nusbaum
Sep 20, 2017 Kristal Hager Stop the torture!!

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