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  Anti-hare coursing video released
Updated 23 February 2004, 18.32
Hare coursing's biggest event starts on Tuesday
Animal rights groups have released what they say is a "shocking" video of hare coursing, just before the UK's largest event takes place.

Tuesday is the start of the Waterloo Cup in Lancashire, which is expected to attract as many as 10,000 people.

In coursing, two hounds are released in a field and chase after a hare.

The animal rights groups - including the International Fund for Animal Welfare - hope their video will help get the race banned.

Thousands watch the Waterloo Cup
Thousands watch the Waterloo Cup

Animal rights groups don't like it, as they say that when dogs catch the hares they kill them in a painful way.

The people who go coursing say the dogs don't always catch the hare, and when they do the hares are killed humanely.



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