Protect Racing Greyhounds

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As if racing greyhounds don’t have enough problems, Ireland is considering shipping some of its greyhounds to the People’s Republic of China so the Chinese can introduce greyhound racing to that country.

Aside from all the known problems involving racing greyhounds, i.e., dogs suffering serious injuries during training and racing, dogs being continuously confined in cages barely large enough for them to move around in, and dogs often receiving minimal veterinary care, there is a larger issue and that is the lack of animal welfare standards in the People’s Republic of China. In addition, the physical and psychological strain placed upon these dogs in transit from Ireland to China is tantamount to animal cruelty.

Please write a polite letter to the minister of Agriculture, Marine and Food and to the Irish Greyhound Board urging them to reconsider shipping racing greyhounds to the People’s Republic of China. Further, encourage them to end greyhound racing in their own country.

Simon Coveney, Minister
Agriculture, Marine and Food
Marine Institute Headquarters
Rinville
Oranmore
Co. Galway, Ireland

Mr. Barry Coleman
Irish Greyhound Board
New Limerick Greyhound Stadium
Dock Road
Limerick, Ireland

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