ICABS HASexpressed disgustto Louth-based betting compa-ny, Boylesports, over its contin-ued association with cruel harecoursing.
An advert on the Irish CoursingClub website declares thatBoylesports is "No 1 for coursingbetting" and offers a free bet tocoursers.On its website, Boylesports pro-claims that its sponsorshipsinclude "Coursing at Clonmel"."Your association with an activitythat causes terror, stress, injuryand death to the Irish Hare isappalling.," ICABS stated in anemail. "It is disgusting that yourcompany considers it appropriateto support an activity whose vic-tims include hares with brokenlegs and dislocated hips andhares mauled so severely thatthey have died from their injuries.We hope you will reconsider yourshameful stance and stop thesponsorship and bets."Brought to Boylesports' attentionwas some of the victims of cours-ing, including a hare squealing indistress when caught by a muz-zled dog and a hare in agony in acoursing enclosure with its leg"almost completely broken off".In July 2012, a protest outside aBoylesports branch in Dublin,called for a boycott and urged thecompany to "Stop SponsoringCruelty". In a 2011 Sunday Timesinterview, Boylesports founderJohn Boyle, stated "I love thecoursing."Witness the cruelty of harecoursing at tinyurl.com/7fqjvgw
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Complain to Boylesportsabout its association withcruel hare coursing.
John Boyle, ManagingDirector, BoylesportsFinnabair Industrial ParkDundalk, Co. Louth.Tel: +353 42 939 3000Tel (UK): 0800 22 00 66Fax: +353 42 939 3051Email: email@example.comWith a copy to:firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.comBoylesports Ltd,First Floor, Millennium House,Victoria Road, Douglas,IM2 4RW, Isle of Man.
Please consider organisinga protest outside your near-est Boylesports branch."IT IS NOTappropriate to sim-ply outlaw hare coursing andhunting when they are pur-sued according to the codesof conduct drawn up byclubs" - the outrageouswords of Agriculture MinisterSimon Coveney during a DailEireann speech on the AnimalHealth and Welfare Bill onSeptember 20th.
"Considerable numbers ofpeople are passionate aboutthese pursuits and my job is toensure that standards are metrather than simply outlawingpractices," he added.Please contact MinisterCoveney now. Tell him that youare one of the considerablemajority of Irish citizens whowant hunting and hare coursingbanned and that it is veryappropriate indeed for him toban cruelty in an "AnimalWelfare" Bill.
Minister Simon Coveney
Department of Agriculture,Agriculture House,Kildare Street, Dublin 2.Email: Simon.Coveney@oireachtas.ieTel: 01-607 2000 orLoCall 1890-200510.Fax: 01-661 1013.
It is "not appropriate" tooutlaw cruelty: Coveney