On this show, Lori was joined by Marion Fitzgibbon, chairperson, Limerick Animal Welfare, Limerick Ireland. In the US, greyhound racing is nearly gone, and many rescue groups and advocates have succeeded in placing thousands of loving greyhounds in homes as pets. However, things are not as favorable in Ireland, where the cruel spectacle of “hare coursing” is still very popular. Greyhounds in Ireland need more respect, and Marion described the challenges animal advocates face in trying to protect them. Marion also described to Lori how horses in the country endure immense cruelty and neglect. The interview concluded with a discussion about animal welfare generally in the country. Peter presented a Paul Watson Sea Shepherd update in the news roundup.
Irish council against blood sports has information about hare coursing, fox hunting and mink hunting as well.