Hare coursing in Hollingbourne?

A number of dead hares were found on Eyhorne Green this morning by Beccy Stroud who lives in Musket Lane in Hollingbourne. It is thought that the hares were killed during a local hare coursing event and the matter has been reported to the Kent Police Rural Liaison Team and to the RSPCA. 

Hollingbourne Parish Council has been advised of instances of hare coursing with dogs locally by Kent PCSO’s including events where the hares are chased at night using vehicles with their headlights on. It is illegal and was banned by the Hunting Act 2004.

Pictured below are some of the hares on Eyhorne Green in the Eyhorne Street Conservation Area.

Dead hares on Eyhorne Green on 20th November 2017.