Cruel greyhound industry not worthy of awards

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The organisers of Ireland's Event Industry Awards are being urged to exclude the greyhound industry from its 2017 awards.

The awards which "showcase the very highest standards in Ireland's event industry" feature greyhound racing in two award categories.

The BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby 2016 is being considered for a "Best Event Sponsorship" award for "the best example of an event and a sponsor working together to achieve outstanding results". Meanwhile, "Events & Hospitality Services at Irish Greyhound Board Stadia" have been shortlisted for a Best Event Caterer award.

ICABS has brought to the attention of the Event Industry Awards the cruelty and killing in the greyhound industry and highlighted the export of Irish dogs to countries where no animal welfare laws exist. We have also flagged the Irish Greyhound Board's link to cruel hare coursing, pointing out that all dogs used at greyhound tracks are registered with the Irish Coursing Club and that the registration fees are helping to fund this bloodsport.

"The Event Industry Awards should not consider giving any award to an industry in which dogs are injured, mutilated, drugged, dumped and killed - particularly at a time when the public and sponsors are waking up to the cruelty and increasingly rejecting this shameful industry" we stated.

Read our leaflet - 6 reasons to say NO to greyhound racing


Urge the Event Industry Awards and its sponsors (Clayton Hotel Burlington Road and AVC Audio Visual) to exclude the greyhound industry from its 2017 awards.

Event Industry Awards
Event Strategies Ltd
2 Whitefriars, Aungier Street, Dublin 2.
Ph: 01 407 0595
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