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Here is an update from Bernie WrightPress ,Officer GAI ,0872651720.
PRESS RELEASE- GREYHOUND ACTION IRELAND
UPDATE ON THE STOP THE GREYHOUND EXPORTS TO CHINA CAMPAIGN.
Greyhound Action Ireland are currently in the process of leafleting every
Greyhound track in Ireland. We will get them completed over the coming
week and could do with some more offers of help. We hope to reduce
numbers supporting Greyhound racing in Ireland. Our ultimate aim is to
end racing as cruelty cannot be eliminated by welfare measures. By its
nature the Industry requires more and more dogs to compete as others are
discarded. This is a fact. Thousands of dogs will always be surplus to
SOME POSSIBLE GOOD NEWS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TODAY: Regarding the prospect of the IGB sending Greyhounds from here to China. In order to export animals to another country, animal health certification needs to be agreed with the receiving country. There are no procedures in place with China and no animals including Greyhounds can be exported to China at this moment. There
are no procedures started to set up that certification for China and it
is apparently a long-drawn out process. However we cannot become
complacent on this issue due to the nature of Irish Politics.No request from the IGB at this time is lodged to start this process either. Both
Finance and Agriculture will be required to approve any IGB proposal.
They have yet to be contacted by the IGB according to them. The GAI will Press on with our campaigning on this issue.