GREY2K USA joins with the leading animal welfare advocates to decry a proposal to send greyhounds racing in Ireland to foreign lands such as China.
According to published reports, the Irish Greyhound Board is considering allying with Chinese officials to bring dog racing to the People’s Republic of China. Clearly, this expansion of a cruel industry would cause greyhounds to suffer even more, both in transport and then while racing. These gentle dogs would subsequently face uncertain futures in countries where animal welfare laws may not even exist.
Please join us and sign our petiton to let the Welfare and Racing Operations Manager, Barry Coleman, know that the cruelty of dog racing should end, not be expanded.
- Irish Greyhound Board, New Limerick Greyhound Stadium, Dock Road, Limerick
Mr. Barry Coleman
I would like to add my voice to the many animal welfare and greyhound protection organizations urging you to reject proposals for the promotion and facilitation of greyhound racing abroad.
According to published news reports, the Greyhound Board has opened up exploratory meetings with foreign representatives, offered advice and expressed an interest in allowing greyhounds racing in Ireland to be exported to China and other countries. This would not only be a poor reflection on your country, but would cause a second round of suffering for these gentle dogs.
Please block the transfer of greyhounds to China and other countries, and continue to improve the welfare of dogs in your country.
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