Sent: Monday, August 09, 2010 8:45 PM Subject: EMAIL THE BANK OF IRELAND
REGARDING LOANS TO the Irish Coursing Cub
PLEASE FORWARD AND EMAIL PLEASE.
WE have been told in a tip-off from disgruntled Coursing people that the Bank of
Ireland has granted a substantial loan and overdraft facilities to the IRISH
In recessionary times when ordinary people are having their houses seized we
feel to support an ailing antiquated and cruel activity by propping it up with
loans is unbelievable.
Taxpayers money went into saving the banks who now give it to keep animal abuse
Please write to Mr. R. Boucher, Chief Executive, Bank of Ireland or
EMAIL MR R Boucher at
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
MAIL ADDRESS: BANK OF IRELAND HEAD OFFICE 40 Mespil Road, Dublin 4,
Tel:+353 1 661 5933.
Boucher Group Chief Executive
SAMPLE LETTER/modify for your own.
Bank of Ireland’s approval of a sizable loan and overdraft to the Irish Coursing
Mr. R. Boucher,
Bank of Ireland
Dear Mr. Boucher,
I have just been informed that the Bank of Ireland has approved a sizeable loan
and overdraft to the Irish Coursing Club (ICC). Evidence of the Bank’s decision
was produced at the ICC’s recent AGM
The ICC is the organisation to which more than seventy coursing clubs in Ireland
are affiliated. Each of these clubs is involved in the horrific practise of live
hare coursing, a blood sport in which hares are used as live bait in contests
between competing greyhounds.
It is a despicably cruel activity that has been banned in most of the countries
that once permitted it…the Northern Ireland assembly being the most recent
parliament to have outlawed it.
Thousands of hares are captured annually in Ireland for this “pastime”…to be
chased and terrorised in wired enclosures for “fun” and “entertainment”. Many
are mauled to death; others die of stress-related ailments or internal injuries
after being released back into the wild following the coursing events.
Other hares, mainly the ones deemed unsuitable for coursing, are used to “blood”
dogs as part of their training. This involves feeding them live to greyhounds.
The greyhounds also suffer injury, ill-treatment, and neglect in coursing.
We are utterly shocked and astonished that the Bank of Ireland would agree a
loan to such an organisation as the ICC, given the nature of this entity. We are
not suggesting or implying that such a loan is unlawful. Our objection to it is
based on our own opposition to animal cruelty.
We would ask you to bear in mind too that the ICC is at present in very serious
financial difficulty, on top of which it is being sued by property developer
Greenband Investments for E5.2 million plus interest in relation to alleged
failure to fulfil a legally binding contract. The ICC is expected to lose that
case later this year and Phoenix Magazine (September 25th 2009) has predicted
that the Club’s finances could be wiped out as a result.