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Open lure coursing in my backyard :(

Not literally in MY backyard (Mina would not take kindly to the massacre of rabbits in our backyard).

However, this legal bloodsport is occurring about 2-minutes from the sanctuary where I work.


"The dogs love to run." It reminds me of the dogfighter on Off the Chain, wearing a ski mask to hide his identity who tells the camera "I love my dog" as he sends her into the pit. But while a dog can at least defend himself from another dog, a rabbit has no defense. And there is no purpose. The rabbits are not taken from the field to be used as food, these people aren't starving or in need of rabbit fur mittens. Their dogs are healthy and in no need of nourishment. The carcasses of the hares are left to rot in the field, unless a lucky coyote comes by. And I'm so ashamed that many of the owners are from Napa. Eww.

A greyhound can enjoy running without brutally killing another living being. I'm so thankful my boss is who she is - she contacted all of the sups, attended the agenda meeting & is talking with Rep. Hancock about getting this abhorrent practice outlawed in California.


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Feb. 8th, 2006 05:56 am (UTC)
I know! If people love seeing their dog run, there are nifty little things called mechanical lures that simulate a live lure.

Give Ali kisses! :)
Feb. 8th, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
Your title got me all excited. I thought, "Oh cool, I wish they did more luring coursing near my house!"

However the kind I am referring to is using wire with plastic bags attached fort he dog to chase after. I had no idea they atually used real rabbits! Sick! (and not the good kind the kids use)
Feb. 8th, 2006 05:57 am (UTC)
I love sighthounds and I think lure coursing is great for them! The dogs don't care whether the lure is alive or not, they are SIGHThounds - just the movement will get them going. So, I can only fathom why these people are doing it: a) because they are sickos or b) because they are betting money. Both reasons are inexcusable.
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