no events match your query!
no events posted in last week
How Sea Shepherd lost battle against Japan’s whale hunters in Antarctic 22:39 Dec 24 0 comments
Horses Die at Cheltenham - Again 22:47 Mar 14 19 comments
Musicians, Actors and animal friends sign letter of support for the Greyhounds 21:12 May 12 0 comments
Closing communique : World week for thr abolition of meat 22:31 Feb 19 0 comments
ACTION ALERT! Contact 'Lara Boutique' and TV3 21:04 Mar 18 1 commentsmore >>
Ukraine Buys Huge Amounts of Russian Fue... Fri Jan 20, 2023 08:34 | Antonia Kotseva
Turkey Has Sent Ukraine Cluster Munition... Thu Jan 12, 2023 00:26 | Jack Detsch
New Israeli Government Promises to Talk ... Tue Jan 10, 2023 21:13 | Al Majadeen
Russia Training Iranian Pilots Ahead of ... Tue Jan 10, 2023 15:19 | The Times of Israel
Lukashenko Abolishes Copyright Protectio... Tue Jan 10, 2023 15:05 | Nikki Main
The SakerA bird's eye view of the vineyard
Alternative Copy of thesaker.is site is available Thu May 25, 2023 14:38 | Ice-Saker-V6bKu3nz
The Saker blog is now frozen Tue Feb 28, 2023 23:55 | The Saker
What do you make of the Russia and China Partnership? Tue Feb 28, 2023 16:26 | The Saker
Moveable Feast Cafe 2023/02/27 ? Open Thread Mon Feb 27, 2023 19:00 | cafe-uploader
The stage is set for Hybrid World War III Mon Feb 27, 2023 15:50 | The Saker
Public InquiryInterested in maladministration. Estd. 2005
Robert Watt complaint: Time for decision by SIPO Anthony
RTE in breach of its own editorial principles Anthony
Waiting for SIPO Anthony
Formal complaint against Robert Watt Anthony
RTE bias complaint Anthony
Human Rights in IrelandA Blog About Human Rights
UN human rights chief calls for priority action ahead of climate summit Sat Oct 30, 2021 17:18 | Human Rights
5 Year Anniversary Of Kem Ley?s Death Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:34 | Human Rights
Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights
Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights
Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights
Coursing supporters mutiny in the County [LIMERICK]
limerick | animal rights | opinion/analysis Tuesday July 24, 2012 22:00 by Bernie Wright - Association of Hunt Saboteurs bigbrownrat at gmail dot com
Hare Coursers not happy regarding coursing field that causes many hare casualties.
Regarding Information about a coursing field that causes many hare casualties.
View Comments Titles Only
Comments (3 of 3)Jump To Comment: 1 2 3
The Campaign for the Abolition of Cruel Sports (CACS) has also been contacted by coursing fans who, despite their support for hare coursing generally, cannot stomach the idea of allowing another "Irish Cup" event on Limerick Racecourse. CACS has sent the following letter to Minister Jimmy Deenihan, requesting his intervention to prevent the racecourse from serving as a hare coursing venue at any future date:
Text of letter to Minister:
Re Attempt to have Limerick Racecourse reinstated as hare coursing venue despite evidence of unsuitability and animal welfare concerns…
We are contacting you in relation to a disturbing development concerning the use of a coursing venue that has proven itself especially dangerous to the welfare of hares used in the cruel practice of coursing.
We refer to Limerick Racecourse. We understand that the Irish Coursing Club (ICC) had decided last month to move the “Irish Cup” hare coursing event away from Limerick Racecourse owing to its unsuitability as a coursing venue.
We know from evidence gathered by observers at this year’s “Irish Cup” event that the venue is indeed an appalling example of how the hare is abused in this one-sided so-called “sport”.
Members of animal welfare groups attended the event, held in February at Limerick Racecourse, to observe the proceedings and one group filmed hares being severely mauled, pinned to the ground, or otherwise injured at the event.
We have learned today that a meeting of influential coursing supporters is to be convened on Thursday, July 26th, at which very powerful people within the greyhound industry will be pressing for a reversal of the ICC’s decision to move the “Irish Cup” event from Limerick Racecourse. These people want coursing to resume at the venue.
This information has come to us today from people who are themselves involved in hare coursing but do not condone the shocking treatment of hares witnessed at the racecourse in recent years.
We appeal to you, Minister, to intervene as a matter of urgency to prevent the holding of any further hare coursing events on Limerick Racecourse.
While we oppose hare coursing itself and are campaigning for its abolition, we urge you to address this specific issue of Limerick Racecourse to prevent the most blatant ill-treatment of animals.
In the past, you have stated that you have always had the welfare of hares at heart and that you wish to see them protected as far as practicable in coursing.
We would suggest to you that this is an opportunity to demonstrate compassion for the hares that continue to serve as live bait at coursing events.
After the footage of the coursing at Limerick Racecourse was shown on YouTube (a link to it is provided below for your attention) some leading advertisers with banners displayed at the racecourse expressed shock and revulsion at what the film had exposed.
Among these was Guinness, whose name was prominently highlighted on the Pavilion at the racecourse and on the actual course where the Irish Cup event took place.
Diageo’s Head of Corporate Communications phoned the Mullingar-based Irish Council Against Blood Sports (ICABS) to say that Diageo (Guinness) does not support or condone the type of activity shown in the film footage. We understand further that Diageo contacted Limerick Racecourse to express concern about the event.
Another advertiser, Specsavers at the Crescent Shopping Centre, Dooradoyle, Limerick, stated in a letter to ICABS that it was "deeply shocked - and deeply upset - that Specsavers is even remotely associated with the event in question".
Given the well-founded concerns for the welfare of hares baited at Limerick Racecourse, we urge you to intervene to prevent the future coursing of any hares at the venue.
Here is the film footage of this year’s “Irish Cup”, which demonstrates very clearly why the racecourse should be declared off-limits to this particular blood sport:
...End of text of letter to Minister Deenihan...
Hare Coursing: A "Sport"?
The greyhound industry's main internet forum is awash with rumour and speculation as to what's going to happen next in the virtual civil war that has broken out between Co. Limerick coursing clubs and the governing body of the vile bloodsport. Leading industry spokesman J Scully, regarded as "the brains of Irish hare coursing" (which says something about the rest of them) is working hard to rally the troops, but, with all due respect to him, it's a lost cause. Hare coursing has lost all credibility...
Campaign commencing against sponsorship of vile hare coursing cruelty
J Sculy on the GNuts forums believes that the source for the above info re the meeting between ICC and Co Limerick coursing fans was simply the Irish Examiner. Wrong. Look at the time and date of Indymedia post. The Examiner article on same issue did not surface (even online) until at least twelve hours AFTER the AOHS post appeared on Indymedia.
The info re the meeting was supplied as stated by a disgruntled coursing fan. The ICC is leaking like a sieve, with informers lining up to help our campaign with vital info and to spill the beans on a nasty and obscenely cruel bloodsport.
Speaking up for the voiceless...