Tuesday, March 30, 2010

ANTIS NEW VIDEO

 As many of you will have seen.........the Antis have produced a "new" Video professing to show a hare dying after being coursed at the Festival Meeting.

Looking at the video id like to make a few comments on it

here is a link to the video

Hare Video



During the festival meeting it would be impossible for anyone to video the pens...........there is extensive patrols to keep antis from sabotaging the meeting

The hares in the pen are not hares that have just been coursed...........If they were you would see new hares arriving into the pen every couple of minutes............there are none..........these are totally relaxed hares.

As every farmer will tell you............".where there's livestock there are dead stock"...........anyone that keeps animals will know that they die.  How this hare died is anyone's guess.  But always in the back of my mind is the fact that the anti groups have been responsible for many terrorist acts.

Do I think they are above harming a hare then throwing it into a pen to film...........not at all.............they will stop at nothing to get there way. INFACT .....I INVITE YOU ALL TO STUDY THIS VIDEO CLOSELY

there is a timer on the video.............when the footage gets to  2mins 45 sec it becomes very interesting............you can see as the hare struggles it is infact tied by a thin piece of string around its neck....towards the right of the picture....THIS WILL NOT HAVE BEEN DONE BY A COURSING PERSON............irt is more the work of a terrorist!!

At the National Meeting hares that have been knocked by a dog will get put into a different pen than the hares that have run untouched.
This is so they are easier to check by a vet............in fact on at the start of the blog I do a feature on the facilities at Powerstown Park and it shows the two different gates that separate the pens

Id just like to refresh your minds about Clonmel Coursing

Once the hares go under the escape they go down the line and into a holding pen............this is about 16 foot by 8 foot and it is over looked by a manned hut.  It is this mans job to assess the hare for injury...........he then chooses which pen to release the hare into..........however if a hare arrives there badly injured it would be placed in a hare box and brought before a vet.

Heres a link to that feature
TOUR OF POWERSTOWN PARK

Great care is taken by all involved to see the hares are treated as humanely as possible............a hare that badly injured would not have made it all the way back to the paddocks!

The tour of Powerstown Park was written last August