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Clonmel based Irish Coursing Club reeling from loss of advertising revenue as anti blood sport organization persuades major company to pull ad from ICC website

category international | animal rights | press release author Thursday November 05, 2015 19:56author by Ban hare coursing in Ireland Report this post to the editors

In the latest blow to Ireland's cruel hare coursing, an Australian company has pulled an advertisement from the Irish Coursing Club website. The move came after the Irish Council Against Blood Sports highlighted the animal cruelty involved in coursing.

Hare coursing "sport": Advertisers pulling out...
Hare coursing "sport": Advertisers pulling out...

New South Wales-based company, Hidez, withdrew its advert when told about the suffering, injury and death caused to hares used in the bloodsport.

The ad for Hidez greyhound compression suits stated: "Give your dog an edge this coursing season. The Hidez compression suit...be better prepared for the next course."

In an appeal to the company, the Irish Council Against Blood Sports (ICABS) wrote

"It is surprising that Hidez would allow its products to be associated with a bloodsport which is illegal in Australia and which a majority here in Ireland want outlawed (it is already illegal in all our neighbouring jurisdictions - Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales). In Ireland's cruel coursing, thousands of hares are violently netted from the wild and used as live bait for greyhounds to chase."

Video footage from a recent coursing meeting in Edenderry showing hares being hit by greyhounds and sent tumbling - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7njqNGKyiI - was also brought to the attention of the company.

We pointed out that all the hares used in coursing suffer the fear and stress of running for their lives and that every coursing season, injuries and deaths are documented.

Responding, Hidez Managing Director Elwyn McCabe emphasised that the decision to advertise on the Irish Coursing Club website was "taken not as a show of support for coursing nor the work of the Irish Coursing Club" but to expose its product to greyhound owners and trainers.

"We fully respect and understand why some view hare coursing as unacceptable," Mr McCabe added. "We have therefore instructed that the advertisement is removed from the ICC website."

ICABS stated "The removal of this ad represents another major blow to coursing and once again demonstrates that sponsors and advertisers want to have nothing whatsoever to do with the cruel activity. The Irish Council Against Blood Sports has thanked Hidez for acting swiftly to become the latest in a long line of companies to disassociate from hare coursing.

We are continuing to lobby Arts and Heritage Minister, Heather Humphreys, to withdraw the coursing licence she issued and give permanent protection to the persecuted Irish Hare. We have brought to her attention video footage filmed last week - https://youtu.be/md0Yf7M7ATk - showing dozens of agitated hares trapped in a coursing enclosure in Balbriggan. They were forcefully netted from the wild for use as live bait for greyhounds to chase at an upcoming coursing meeting."

Related Link: https://youtu.be/md0Yf7M7ATk

Irish hare coursing...
Irish hare coursing...

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Objecting to organized animal cruelty...

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A captured hare being "treated" before it is used as live bait...

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