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    Anti-bloodsports observers forcibly removed from coursing venue

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    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 includes footage, filmed earlier on that day, of one of the hares running for its life from greyhounds.

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    *** ACTION ALERT ***

    Express your support for a ban on coursing. Sign a petition:

    Minister Coveney: Save Irish hares from cruel coursing
    https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/minister-simon-coveney-replace-hare-coursing-with-drag-coursing

    Ban horrific Hare Coursing Cruelty in Ireland
    https://www.change.org/petitions/taoiseach-prime-minister-of-ireland-support-a-bill-to-ban-the-cruel-practise-of-live-hare-coursing-in-ireland

    Stop sponsoring hare coursing in Ireland
    http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-sponsoring-hare-coursing-in-ireland#

    Urgently contact An Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny and An Tanaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) Eamon Gilmore. Ask them to ban hare coursing and give permanent protection to hares.

    An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
    Department of the Taoiseach,
    Government Buildings,
    Upper Merrion Street,
    Dublin 2
    Telephone: 01-6194020
    Fax: 01-6764048
    Email: taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie

    An Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore
    Office of the Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade,
    Iveagh House,
    80 St. Stephen's Green,
    Dublin 2.
    Tel: 01 6183566 (Dail)
    Tel: 01 408 2000 (Iveagh House)
    Fax: 01 408 2400
    Email: eamon.gilmore@oireachtas.ie

    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
    Agriculture House,
    Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

    Email: Simon.Coveney@oireachtas.ie
    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.

    Find out their contact details
    http://www.banbloodsports.com/contact-tds.htm

    Please also arrange a meeting with your TDs at their local clinics.