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Petition Mr. Enda Kenny TD to

Protect the Irish Hare!

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Campaign for closed season for brown hares in Great Britain

Right now there is absolutely no legislation that protects brown hares in Great Britain. It is legal for people to trap and kill hares at any time of the year, leaving the young to perish. If hares are not protected soon, they will disappear forever.

(Photo credit: Rodney Hale)

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Working for the protection and conservation of Irish hares since 2002

NEW HARE BOOK from the Hare Preservation Trust

The Hare Book offers a unique insight into this most fascinating of creatures; from its place in nature to its many appearances in myth and legend and with never before published scientific research. The art and literature section has an exclusive short story by Jackie Morris and artworks from Tamsin Abbott, Catherine Hyde Sophie Ryder, Hannah Willow and many others. If you love hares you will love this.