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National Hare Coursing Meeting a National Event of Animal Cruelty
January 31st 2013
It is important that during the National Hare Coursing Meeting in Clonmel, Tipperary this February that we remember the animal cruelty involved in the 3-day event.
Sustainability is a major issue but we must consider who benefits from it. The discussion is somewhat lopsided by the fact that we are straitjacketed within the Common Fisheries Policy. I agree with the Deputies who said this has been an absolute disaster for Ireland and that we must examine our fisheries completely rather than tinkering with quotas within the confines of that policy. Comparisons with Norway are appropriate as it is an example of how a country maintained control to the benefit of society as a whole.