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Man convicted of blooding dogs on live animals has big win at hare coursing finals!

category international | animal rights | press release author Tuesday February 13, 2018 15:44author by Ban Hare Coursing in Ireland Report this post to the editors

Another layer of shame has been added to the so-called National Coursing Meeting, the All-Ireland final of the blood sport, held in Clonmel over the weekend. A greyhound called Dicks Bimbo won the “Grace & Matt Bruton Champion Bitch Stakes final.”
Trainer with several cages of live bait for blooding
Trainer with several cages of live bait for blooding

This greyhound was trained by Owen McKenna of New Inn, County Tipperary. Mr. McKenna is not just any greyhound trainer. He has a conviction for blooding dogs on live animals, an offence that both the Irish Coursing Club and Bord na gCon (the Greyhound Board) claim they abhor and will never tolerate within the industry.

Yet a number of dogs trained by him, including the above named one, were accepted for entry in the “National Coursing Meeting.”
Owen McKenna was filmed at a County Tipperary track in 1994 using live rabbits attached to strings to train greyhounds.

Journalist Donal McIntyre secretly filmed Mr. McKenna and others clearly blooding the dogs. He was working on a BBC documentary on the Irish greyhound industry. A court case ensued and Judge Michael Patwell sentenced Owen McKenna and a number of other defendants to prison terms.

Please see link (below) to footage of the blooding session (part of the documentary entitled “On the Line”) in which you will see Mr. McKenna calmly inflict pain and suffering on the captive rabbits.

The ICC should now be asked to explain its position…how can it possibly stand over Owen McKenna’s involvement in the National Coursing Meeting if, as it claims, it does not in any way tolerate blooding or the people who practice it.
And Owen McKenna should be asked if he would like to express remorse for his despicable acts of cruelty as he has not, to our knowledge, ever done this.

The ICC might also have a look at this footage…to remind itself of who Mr. McKenna is…and of the fact that the organisation is supposed to be implacably opposed to this method of training greyhounds.
Here is Mr. McKenna “at work”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q33yiORJfXs

Related Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q33yiORJfXs
author by Cynicalpublication date Tue Feb 13, 2018 21:13author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Another thing that gets me is the poor quality of what passes for "sports journalism" when it comes to hare coursing. Not one report in the mainstream print media made even the vaguest reference to the cruelty...even complimenting the coursing club for "getting through" the second day, which was held in a blizzard, as if it was they, and not the hares, that were being made to suffer. They take hares from the wild to serve as playthings, to be mauled and tossed about. Utter contempt for animal welfare and the media lets them get away with it.

author by Jan Fredericks - God's Creatures Ministrypublication date Fri Feb 16, 2018 04:27author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Abusing God's creatures is evil. Someday we will be held accountable by their Creator (Hebrews 4:13)

author by Fitzpublication date Fri Feb 16, 2018 09:13author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Please can someone explain what 'blooding' actually is? I can hazard a guess and it's likely to be horrible, but please confirm; thanks.

author by lindapublication date Fri Feb 16, 2018 23:45author address author phone Report this post to the editors

what a disgrace Ireland !! shame on you .such a respected country , but not anymore. God knows every sparrow that falls from the tree, don't think he does not know the evil you do to his creatures !!

 
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