Friday 20 January 2017

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.

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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.

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