Pamela Anderson has written to Taoiseach Micheál Martin, urging him to ban hare coursing.
The former Baywatch star said coursing, which involves hares being chased by greyhounds, was "cruel and reckless" and at odds with the "warmth and goodwill" that Ireland is known for.
Hare coursing is already banned in the UK.
Coursing events were recently suspended in Ire- land due to Covid restric- tions.
Anderson has written to Mr Martin in her role with animal rights organisation Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
It is not the first time that the Canadian-born actress has reached out to a Taoi- seach.
She urged Enda Kenny to ban wild animal circuses and called on Leo Varadkar to prohibit fur farming.
The Government has since banned wild animal circuses and has committed to phasing out fur farming.
"Will you please be the Taoiseach who finally lays cruel hare coursing to rest?" she wrote in her latest letter.
"The novel coronavirus has taught us the devastating consequences of messing with wildlife.
"Your government can heed that lesson by banning this so-called 'sport', in which gentle, sensitive hares are torn from their homes so that they can be chased by hounds for someone's twisted idea of amusement.
"Hare coursing is reckless - and it's cruel. Many hares die when they are captured, transported and held captive before meets.
"Some endure stress-induced heart attacks or other organ damage.
"This blood sport is at odds with the warmth and goodwill that people around the world know and love Ireland for."