I thought hare coursing was banned now... I can't remember the ins and outs either but coursing the animal is supposed to be killed by a gun. Sorry only snippets I have picked up on from local news stories...they could be pulling out parts of the law to suit said article... However I read, I would rather not but I like it when those that are caught illegally coursing in my area get sentenced. It's rife here. It's surprisingly how far people travel, however I live in Lincolnshire. If anyone remembers the thread in general chat about the area people live in, I think Lincolnshire stood out for having vast countryside...it's a large county and therefore ideal for those who think they won't get caught. They do...but it might be a drop in the ocean... Our rescues also take the brunt of those dogs who go lamping. Lamping should be purely for rabbits. There is a lot of nocturnal wildlife around and sadly dogs aren't robots and not always specific to chase rabbits....so some get injured badly from other animals; badgers are the worse. It's not necessarily from people badger baiting this occurs before people jump in, it's just as likely to happen when dogs are set to the lamp. Then they are found the next morning with awful injuries, and rescue centres in our area set out an appeal. As the barstool who trained and raised the lurcher, no doubt from puppyhood, now doesn't want to know.