Barbaric 'sport' must be stopped
Published 22/12/2010 | 05:00
Hare coursing is a barbaric activity carried out in 75 clubs throughout Ireland. It involves capturing wild hares and releasing them to be chased by greyhounds in a sickening blood sport.
Hare coursing and blood sports like this date back to Roman times and are a ridiculous excuse for a sport. Hares are forced to run for their lives before greyhounds while crowds gather to watch and bet on these events.
The population of wild hares is at a serious low in Ireland and activities like hare coursing are detrimental to their survival.