Irish Coursing Club president, Brian Divilly, forcibly removes two Irish Council Against Blood Sports monitors from a hare coursing meeting in Powerstown Park, Clonmel on 1st February 2014.
As they try to film the hare running for its life on the field, Brian Divilly grabs both female observers by their arms and forcefully pulls them away.
This video shows what happens and ends with footage, filmed earlier on that day, of one of the hares terrorised by greyhounds at the coursing meeting.
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Express your support for a ban on coursing. Sign a petition:
Minister Humphreys - Don't License Cruel Hare Coursing
Minister Coveney: Save Irish hares from cruel coursing
Ban horrific Hare Coursing Cruelty in Ireland
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Contact Minister Heather Humphreys now and urge her not to issue a licence for another season of hare coursing
Heather Humphreys, TD
Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs
Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
23 Kildare Street
[with a copy to An Taoiseach - email@example.com and the NPWS Licensing Unit]
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Urgently contact An Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny and An Tanaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) Joan Burton. Ask them to ban hare coursing and give permanent protection to hares.
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
Department of the Taoiseach,
Upper Merrion Street,
An Tanaiste, Joan Burton
Office of the Tanaiste
80 St. Stephen’s Green,
Tel: 01 6183566 (Dail)
Tel: 01 408 2000 (Iveagh House)
Fax: 01 408 2400
Appeal to the Minister for Agriculture
Please appeal to the Minister for Agriculture to remove an exemption for coursing from the Animal Health and Welfare Act.
Simon Coveney, TD
Minister for Agriculture
Department of Agriculture
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: 01-607 2884 or LoCall 1890-200510.
Fax: 01-661 1013.
Contact all your local TDs now. Demand that they urgently push for a ban on hare coursing and all bloodsports. Tell them you are one of the majority who want coursing banned. Remind them that coursing is already illegal in Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. Urge them to respect the wishes of the majority of the electorate and back a ban.