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Man convicted of blooding dogs on live animals has big win at hare coursing finals!
international | animal rights | press release Tuesday February 13, 2018 15:44 by Ban Hare Coursing in Ireland
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.”
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.
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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.
Abusing God's creatures is evil. Someday we will be held accountable by their Creator (Hebrews 4:13)
Please can someone explain what 'blooding' actually is? I can hazard a guess and it's likely to be horrible, but please confirm; thanks.
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 !!