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Animal Vs Environmental Rights, & Hare Coursing - Laura Broxson, NARA

Ep. 92

If you’ve ever attended a protest for human or animal rights, chances are Laura has been in the crowd every single time. An activist since her teens, they have a wealth of experience and compassion they primarily use to drive the campaigns of NARA (National Animal Rights Association). Their most pressing campaign at the moment is the one to ban hare coursing which we cover in detail. Keep up to date with NARA on Instagram, on X and Facebook by searching @naracampaigns.


  • [04:20] Laura’s journey into activism
  • [08:20] The link between animal and human exploitation.
  • [10:45] How anger can benefit activism
  • [14:20] What Laura thinks is needed between vegan and non vegan environmentalists
  • [22:05] NARA’s Campaign to end hare coursing
  • [28:00] Why is hare coursing also an environmental issue?
  • [33:40] How landowners can stop coursing on their land
  • [34:55] What can the public do to help this campaign?
  • [39:30] When do we expect the bill to be in the Dáil?
  • [41:40] Laura’s imagining of the future


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