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Thursday, 3 December 2009
STOP HARE COURSING
QUB Green Co-Chair Mark McCormick transformed into Harriet the Hare this week at QUB to campaign against Hare Coursing in Northern Ireland and full protection for the Irish Hare.
Mark, as part of the League Against Cruel Sports Society at QUB, took part in a demonstration outside the student union which coincided with the reintroduction of a temporary ban on coursing the Irish hare which came into place on 1 December 2009. The Special Protection Order prevents the killing, taking, sale or purchase of the Irish hare, but only at certain times of the year!
Harriet the Hare said: “I live my life in constant fear that one day I will meet my fate in a coursing event – it is terrifying. If only the department would permanently protect me then I could live my life without fear.”
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