Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny: GLOBAL APPEAL TO STOP IRISH RACE HORSE EXPORTS TO CHINA!
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Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny
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Simon Coveney at the Irish Department of Agriculture
The Irish Government

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny: GLOBAL APPEAL TO STOP IRISH RACE HORSE EXPORTS TO CHINA!

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      P A

      London, United Kingdom

GLOBAL APPEAL TO STOP 'IRISH' RACE HORSE EXPORTS TO CHINA- BAD IDEA!

Irish plans to develop Horse racing and send Irish race Horses to China-please protest asap- worldwide response needed now from everyone!

Every protest counts from around the world

Please see these two articles here-

http://www.indymedia.ie/article/101697

The racing venture and racecourse proposed in China will require 600 to 800 horses for its inaugural year, which is targeted to have approximately 40 race days. This venture is to be stocked with broodmares from Ireland, while stallions will also be sent out. Also it does not seem to matter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny that Hong Kong is the only venue on Chinese soil where betting on horses is legal and that authorities are unlikely to legalise gambling on the mainland anytime soon. While Ireland has no agreement regarding the export of horses, according to the DOA the changes are being drafted now.
‘If there was any doubt that the new IRELAND-CHINA ‘deal’ will mean untold suffering to Irish animals, we only have to look at past and current horse events in China to foretell the future for our horses’.
Following is a chronicle of known HORSE ABUSE already part of life in China….
• Not many know that in 2005 at the Beijing racetrack over 600 healthy thoroughbreds were reported to have been slaughtered in the Chinese capital. This was as a consequence of the official reluctance by the Chinese Communist Party to tolerate gambling. This mass killing was unprecedented even in the harsh world of horseracing.
• Zoos across China are still putting on cruel exotic animal performances, three months after they were banned by the government. In one show in Guangxi Zhuang this month, crowds cheered as a tiger teetered on the back of a horse, while monkeys, with chains around their necks, rode bicycles around in circles.
• Horse Fighting is still rife in China where evidence and shocking photos of two stallions covered in blood and ferociously biting each other the annual horsefight in Antai, China, where such animal cruelty is considered 'sport'. At the annual event, which dates back a staggering 500 years, horses are pitted against each other as thousands of locals watch, with many cheering them on and taking photographs. The stallions are encouraged to fight by being lead to a mare in heat, and then taking the female horse away when the stallions are aroused. ( See petition image- Two horses fight against each other during a horse fight game held in Antai Township of Rongshui County, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Feb. 5, 2009. More than 30 horses took part in in the annual game on Thursday. (Xinhua/Long Tao). Please be fully aware that the loosing stallion is immediately slaughtered post-fight & fed as an after-entertainment refreshment to the crowd. How can any decent person sanction this cruelty & export horses to a country with this attitude to horses.


‘We call on Enda Kenny, Taoiseach to reconsider his stance on Horse exports to China and to condemn both Chinas animal and human abuses without further delay’.

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Export-of-Irish-horses-and-equine-knowledge-to-China-could-bring-in-over-52-million-147727255.html

For the same reason we condemned the Irish to stop the proposed export of racing Greyhounds to China we are now asking all our supporters national and international to be a voice for these poor race Horses.China has no animal welfare laws and are generally renowned as a country for their adverse cruelty to animals. We cannot allow the Irish to export race Horses to China as God only knows what will happen to them once they are deemed useless.

Please therefore write to the Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny asap keeping all correspondence polite at- taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie and Simon Coveney at the Irish Department of Agriculture - simon.coveney@agriculture.gov.ie

Please Urge these people to halt all plans for the development of Horse racing and export of race Horses to China. Yet again great shame will be put on Ireland for doing this! It must be stopped now!

Of course money is the root of all evil and this is precisely why the Irish government is doing it.

Thank you for your support for the voiceless.

 

 

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    1. Less than 2000 signatures needed..! Please share this Petition.

      P A
      by P A
      Petition Organizer

      Dear Supporters,
      thank you for your support. I have been reading your comments which express the revulsion at the plans of the Irish government to betray the trust of these thoroughbreds & their progeny.
      I especially appreciate your public support in Ireland & worldwide, I wish you to know I have written many polite & concise letters to the Irish media, (TV, Press & Radio) & representatives of the Irish government & the EU. It seems the media & government in Ireland are afraid to speak out against the planned export because of the potential mass revenue, much more than from the aborted plans to export Irish greyhounds. The revenue generated could kick-start Ireland out of recession.
      It is no supprise to me that I have never had a response to my letters to the Irish media & government. None have been published & it is apparent that in Ireland it is perfectly acceptable to make money from the suffering of animals & so much easier when the suffering is not on your doorstep. Shame.

    2. Reached 8,000 signatures
    3. Direct export of horses to China moves a step closer.From The Irish Times 1

      P A
      by P A
      Petition Organizer

      http://www.irishtimes.com/business/sectors/agribusiness-and-food/direct-export-of-horses-to-china-moves-a-step-closer-1.1464277
      Again I ask, what possible control has any foreign government over the Chinese authorities, once the horses have been exported? What will happen to the horses that are not good enough for racing & those, especially geldings, ( neutered male horses), when they have finished their careers...? I dread to think, when there is already a huge 'wastage' problem all over the world in the so-called 'regulated' racing industry, where horses are brutally disposed at 2-3 years old. The Minister for Agriculture says agreement with Chinese authorities is good news for industry, just NOT for horses. Any quoted, 'certain animal health' agreement is really very vague & just an official screen to push the export forward. Ireland will make millions in revenue from selling out these trusting & highly sensitive creatures into a culture where animal suffering is itself a sport.

      Direct export of horses to China moves a step closer

      The direct export of Irish horses to China has moved a step closer with the agreement of the Chinese authorities to the terms of a veterinary certificate to control the process. Last June, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney signed a protocol with Chinese Vice-Minister Wei Chuanzhong which paved the way for the export of Irish horses to China subject to certain agreed animal health guarantees and a pre-export quarantine.

    4. Reached 7,000 signatures
    5. The reason why..?

      P A
      by P A
      Petition Organizer

      We are protesting to protect all racehorses & animals. China in particular has NO animal welfare laws. Family pets are routinely skinned alive in front of their owners to feed the family. This is not to say that ALL Chinese people approve of this behaviour, they are scared even to populate or protest about their own basic human rights.
      This is a society & country which our western governments, including Ireland, are forging desperate trade links with due to the raping our our own economies by the international banking system. If a country/government denies human rights, it is relative to & reflective in how they treat their animals. Please protest for intervention on behalf of Irish race horses & all animals & the Good people in China. WE have a crucial choice not to allow a return to almost medieval times where any life was expendable, lets not go backwards. Let us forge into a new Renaissance where we respect our world & learn from it's natural inhabitants.
      Thankyou.

    6. Reached 1,500 signatures
    7. Online Personal Attacks & Hacking on Creator/Admin of this Petition.

      P A
      by P A
      Petition Organizer

      Dear Supporters,
      yesterday, I as the Administrator & creator of this petition was subject to abuse, spamming & hacking of my personal accounts on Facebook & Twitter by people in the equine & racing industry that would profit from from the export of Irish racehorses to China. I have been advised to remove my personal details.
      The individuals/businesses who have conducted the abuse do not care for the welfare of racehorses, concerned only for the expansion of the massive market in China. The identities of these people are currently being withheld for legal reasons until investigations are concluded. They have been reported for abuse on both Facebook & Twitter. I welcome healthy discussion on all issues & open to all opinions, but I will report any personal abuse or attacks to the site moderators.

      Please note that that because of this abuse, the Twitter account name for this petition has been changed.
      https://twitter.com/#!/NoExportsChina

      Many Thanks.
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    8. Thankyou to our Irish supporters!

      P A
      by P A
      Petition Organizer

      It is so wonderful to see so many fellow Irish people signing the petition.

      Lets show the world that the Irish public will NOT support any plans to make money out of the misery of animals.

      We probably breed the best racehorses in the world so lets give them the courtesy of a humane life in racing & AFTER.
      No Irish Racehorse exports to China!

      Thankyou Ireland, please repost & share, get involved!

      Thankyou, Helen.

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    10. 1094! Thankyou. Keep sharing!!!! & We're going on twitter from tomorrow!

      P A
      by P A
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      & We're going on twitter from tomorrow!!!!!!

    11. Reached 1,000 signatures
    12. 416 in one day. Thankyou everyone so much!

      P A
      by P A
      Petition Organizer

      Lets them our supporters know they are not alone in their concerns on this issue.

    13. Reached 250 signatures

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    • ERNA Schandl ÖSTERREICH, AUSTRIA
      • 9 months ago

      ICH ES NICHT FASSE, DASS SO ETWAS PASSIERT UND UNGESTRAFT SEIN DARF!!!! WAS IST MIT DER MENSCHHEIT LOS?? DIE MENSCHEN SIND DIE BARBARISCHSTE, GRAUSAMSTE, HERZLOSESTE UND MORDLÜSTERNSTE SPEZIES AUF DIESEM PLANETEN! ICH BIN SO WAS VON ANGEWIDERT VON DEN LEUTEN, DIE TIERE QUÄLEN, SIE SEXUELL MISSBRAUCHEN, FOLTERN, ZU FORSCHUNGSZWECKEN BENUTZEN, UNSERE TIERE IN JEDER HINSICHT MISSBRAUCHEN UND TÖTEN!!! STOPPT DAS SOFORT BITTE, DAS VERABSCHEUUNGSWÜRDIGE VERHALTEN DER MENSCHEN!!!! DIESE LEUTE EKELN MICH AN !!!!

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    • ERNA Schandl ÖSTERREICH, AUSTRIA
      • 9 months ago

      ICH ES NICHT FASSE, DASS SO ETWAS PASSIERT UND UNGESTRAFT SEIN DARF!!!! WAS IST MIT DER MENSCHHEIT LOS?? DIE MENSCHEN SIND DIE BARBARISCHSTE, GRAUSAMSTE, HERZLOSESTE UND MORDLÜSTERNSTE SPEZIES AUF DIESEM PLANETEN! ICH BIN SO WAS VON ANGEWIDERT VON DEN LEUTEN, DIE TIERE QUÄLEN, SIE SEXUELL MISSBRAUCHEN, FOLTERN, ZU FORSCHUNGSZWECKEN BENUTZEN, UNSERE TIERE IN JEDER HINSICHT MISSBRAUCHEN UND TÖTEN!!! STOPPT DAS SOFORT BITTE, DAS VERABSCHEUUNGSWÜRDIGE VERHALTEN DER MENSCHEN!!!! DIESE LEUTE EKELN MICH AN !!!!

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    • ERNA Schandl ÖSTERREICH, AUSTRIA
      • 9 months ago

      ICH ES NICHT FASSE, DASS SO ETWAS PASSIERT UND UNGESTRAFT SEIN DARF!!!! WAS IST MIT DER MENSCHHEIT LOS?? DIE MENSCHEN SIND DIE BARBARISCHSTE, GRAUSAMSTE, HERZLOSESTE UND MORDLÜSTERNSTE SPEZIES AUF DIESEM PLANETEN! ICH BIN SO WAS VON ANGEWIDERT VON DEN LEUTEN, DIE TIERE QUÄLEN, SIE SEXUELL MISSBRAUCHEN, FOLTERN, ZU FORSCHUNGSZWECKEN BENUTZEN, UNSERE TIERE IN JEDER HINSICHT MISSBRAUCHEN UND TÖTEN!!! STOPPT DAS SOFORT BITTE, DAS VERABSCHEUUNGSWÜRDIGE VERHALTEN DER MENSCHEN!!!! DIESE LEUTE EKELN MICH AN !!!!

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    • Luis Eduardo Barboza SAN JOSé, COSTA RICA
      • 9 months ago

      No a las carreras de caballos.

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    • Lauren Luitingh PERTH, AUSTRALIA
      • 9 months ago

      Because people are sick... and there is no such thing as animal welfare in China!

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