Stop the Bail-Out for Irish Dog Tracks
  • Petitioned Enda Kenny

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Irish Prime Minister
Enda Kenny
Minster of Finance
Michael Noonan

Stop the Bail-Out for Irish Dog Tracks

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      GREY2K USA Worldwide

GREY2K USA has recently learned that the Irish government may use money received from an international rescue package to subsidize dog racing and also to explore an expansion of the Irish industry into China!

In 2009, the Bord na gCon, a semi-state body responsible for the control and development of the greyhound industry in Ireland, received €13.6 million in government subsidies. In 2010, it received €11 million. Now, this racing proponent is seeking another €15 million – in part from an EU-IMF bail-out fund intended to help the Irish people. This outrageous use of public funds must be stopped.

For more information, visit the web site of Greyhound Compassion.

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    • Stef Allen MALAGA, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      These beautiful dogs are not a plaything to be used for human entertainment.

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    • Christopher Collins STATEN ISLAND, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      Dog racing is stupid.

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    • Darcie Blanchard MIDLOTHIAN, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      This needs to stop, and whatever country takes the dogs in should be monitored. I don't care where they go, as long as they are taken care of, and no longer racing. Shame on Ireland for this, it's absolutely disgusting.

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    • Priyanka Sekhar MARKHAM, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      I have signed this petition because animals have the right to freedom and joy. These rights I speak of are not those written in some law book by some lawmaker, they are the rights that all creatures are born with through the laws of Nature. Stop dog racing and get these loyal beings loving homes.

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    • Vivien Moorhouse WALSALL , WEST MIDLANDS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      I do not believe the animals lives would be safe - If they were sent to China. - They do not have a humane reputation with animals. = And I do not believe in cruelty to any animals ever.

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