Coursing is when 2 greyhounds (or other sighthounds) are 'released' to 'compete' against each other in pursuit of a live hare.
Although the greyhounds are muzzled, while coursing, there is still horrific cruelties and abuse endured by all animals concerned, with the Irish Coursing Club being the controlling body of registration and identification of thoroughbred greyhounds in Ireland.
It is simply another industry, aligned with the racing industry, where abuse of the animals concerned sustains its existence.
An introduction of a permanent ban on coursing came into effect in Northern Ireland in August of this year.
With the start of a new coursing season now under way in Ireland, please email:
Irish Minister Jimmy Deenihan
and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny
Politely calling for a ban of the barbaric abuses to the hares being 'tested' against exploited greyhounds, for entertainment in Ireland, known as coursing.
Further information and campaign up-dates can be followed with Ban Blood Sports.