Hare Coursing Is Cruel – Please Email Clonmel Park Hotel Who Host This Event

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 “Posting on behalf of my dear friend & animal warrior,  Carol Crunkhorn. Please support this cause & send the email below; tell them that hare coursing is cruel “
Dear friends,
Please send an email to the Clonmel Park Hotel (or copy and paste the message below) and tell them that hare coursing is cruel and is NOT a sporting event.  Don’t forget to sign with your name and location.
Many thanks,
Additional action:

To:           info@clonmelparkhotel.com
Subject:   Hare Coursing is not a sporting event!

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am contacting you to register my disgust at the Clonmel Park Conference, Leisure and Spa Hotel’s for publicising cruel hare coursing on its website – http://www.clonmelparkhotel.com/clonmel.htm

As you may be aware, hares used in coursing are snatched from their habitats, kept in captivity for months and forced to run for their lives in front of greyhounds. They suffer fear, stress and injuries such as broken bones. Every coursing season, hares die painful deaths in this horrendous activity.

Please show compassion for Ireland‘s persecuted hare species and stop publicising cruel coursing on your website.

I eagerly await your reply.

Yours sincerely,

League Against Cruel Sports

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“Let me just put one thing straight…I have never ever attended a hunt, despite being in the equine business for 40+ years. I never have & never will be associated with this barbaric sport…But I know those that do…so can’t say any-more because of possible retribution; just know I don’t take part!!!”

It’s the end of yet another hunting season and despite the Hunting Act 2004 making it illegal to hunt wild mammals with dogs in England and Wales, we are still getting hundreds of calls from members of the public who are witnessing suspicious activity and havoc caused by the hunts. In our video blog below we take a look at some of the reports of havoc we’ve received and ask the question, are the hunters really abiding by the law?

We take a look back over this year’s hunting season; including our report into artificial earths, some of the havoc caused by hunts and Joe talks about our new investigators.

We began this hunting season with the publication of our report into artificial earths. Earths were historically built by hunts to provide a breeding place and home for foxes, so that the hunts could ensure they had a ready supply of foxes to hunt. Our five month investigation revealed evidence that some artificial earths had been recently renovated and food and water supplies were also found. We believe that this points to a nationwide conspiracy to encourage and sustain fox populations for the purposes of hunting. Read the full report…

As the hunting season got underway the crimewatch calls began flooding in. Of the hundreds of calls received, nearly 20% were describing some kind of havoc caused by the ‘trail hunting’ which was taking place. From hounds running riot through people’s gardens, livestock and pets being attacked to hounds being killed and our monitors being attacked.

The League receives the same reports every season and we think it’s high time that hunts are held accountable for these blatant infringements of the law. In December last year the Master of the North Shropshire Hunt said; “We were out trail hunting…when we lost the hounds. It was a freak accident and won’t happen again.”  Surely if this was such a freak incident then we wouldn’t be seeing ‘accidents’ year after year. Watch the video blog to find out more…

It’s not just foxes, deer and hares which need your protection. The fox hunting season may be over but we’re now nearly a month into the mink hunting season and we need your help to catch any illegal activity. If you have information on an upcoming hunt or if you see any suspicious activity please contact our crimewatch team on 01483 524250 or complete ouronline form.

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We take a look back over this year’s hunting season; including our report into artificial earths, some of the havoc caused by hunts and Joe talks about our new investigators.

Giraffe Trophy Hunting – not fun and certainly not helping

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An article published in ‘The Sun’ (Wednesday 17th January 2012) illustrated the horror of giraffe trophy hunting in Africa.

Contrary to what one might expect, in many countries hunters are legally allowed to kill and take home a ‘trophy’ of various different animals, including giraffe, lion and elephant.  Born Free Foundation would like to join all those that are outraged by this practice, and wholeheartedly condemn trophy hunting of any animal, on both welfare and conservation grounds.

A number of claims were expressed in the article, including the most commonly heard argument in favour of trophy hunting – that income from trophy hunting supports conservation by providing a financial incentive for communities living alongside wildlife to protect their natural resources. In actual fact there is scant evidence to support this. The vast majority of income generated by trophy hunting goes to hunting operators which are usually based in Europe or the USA, international airlines and government coffers. For the most part, the trophy hunting industry is woefully unregulated. The ‘holiday hunters’ may well pay a premium but the real price is borne by wildlife.

With increasing pressure from habitat loss, habitat fragmentation and poaching, trophy hunting merely poses an additional threat to the future survival of giraffes and other wildlife.

There is neither logic nor truth in ‘killing animals to save them’ and at Born Free we believe the real solution lies in a compassionate conservation agenda – protecting wildlife and finding solutions to conflicts which arise between animals and people.

What is Born Free doing? We recently helped return some Rothschild’s giraffes into an area where they had been killed off by poaching more than 40 years ago – read about this here and to contribute to similar incentives adopt a giraffe family.

Read more about trophy hunting and our campaign to end the practice.

Original Article in The Sun

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