In an unlikely correspondence, the one-time Baywatch beauty turned animal activist Pamela Anderson has written to An Taoiseach Micheál Martin to call for a ban on hare coursing in Ireland.
The country pursuit is already banned in the UK and was suspended in Ireland during coronavirus restrictions. Following reports the activity would be given the green light to resume, she urged the Taoiseach to step in.
The honourary director of PETA says tghe “reckless and cruel” practice is “at odds with the warmth and goodwill” Ireland is known for around the world.
“Will you please be the Taoiseach who finally lays cruel hare coursing to rest?” she asked.
“The novel coronavirus has taught us the devastating consequences of messing with wildlife and your government can heed that lesson by banning this so-called “sport,” in which gentle, sensitive hares – wild animals – are torn from their natural homes so that they can be chased by hounds for someone’s twisted idea of amusement.”