Ferris Calls For Action On Illegal Hunting Of Hares In Kerry

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Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Ferris.

Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Ferris.

KERRY Sinn Féin TD, Martin Ferris has called for a concerted effort to tackle those involved in illegal hunting of hares in the county.

It comes after Deputy Ferris became aware of an incident where he was told a landowner in Kerry was threatened by hunters.

“I was contacted again over the weekend regarding an incident of a landowner being threatened by illegal hunters,” said Deputy Ferris.

“These hunters are trespassing on private lands and using lurchers to hunt and kill an already scarce hare population, landowners who then confront these criminals are being threatened and intimidated.”

“It is understandable why people are afraid to report these incidents but the only option for landowners is to report all incidents to the Gardaí and not to take on these individuals themselves. Only then can this criminality be tackled once and for all.”

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