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Hare Preservation Trust

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~ Working for the preservation and welfare of the hare ~

Welcome to the Hare Preservation Trust

brown hares boxing
Credit: Tony Bates

The grace and beauty of the brown hare, Lepus europaeus, have become symbolic of the British countryside. After the long winter months there can be few sights more uplifting to the human spirit than the spring-time boxing antics of these delightful creatures.

But the brown hare has become increasingly rare, especially in western regions. It is second only to the water vole as the British mammal which has shown the greatest decline during the past century.

The HPT Blog!

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New Items in the Shop

Latest items:

New: HPT Calendar 2015

New: Drive Safe Hare Rear View Mirror Charm by Annette Tait

New: Car Stickers

New artist, new products: Hare Products by Allie Giles

New: Hare Prints by Eleanor Ludgate

For more details visit the shop


Hunting Act 2004

Please contact your MP and ask them to vote against a repeal of the Hunting Act. If you are any doubt about the cruelty of hare coursing please visit our Films page. Contact details for your MP can be found at: www.parliament.uk.


The Trust aims: