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Appeal: Help end sponsorship of horrific cruelty to greyhounds!

John Fitzgerald
Kilkenny, Ireland

Jun 29, 2019 — 

Following the screening of “Running for Their Lives” by Ireland’s national TV channel, there has been widespread revulsion and outrage at the appalling treatment of greyhounds in this country.

Footage showed greyhounds being cruelly killed and dumped in skips, and exposed the massive over-breeding of dogs that results in the abandonment of killing of thousands of dogs ever year. The fate of exported greyhounds that end up in the meat markets of China was also highlighted.

Callers to radio stations have sworn never to attend greyhound racing again, and have demanded an end to the so-called “industry.”

One way to hasten the demise of the Irish greyhound industry is to persuade the sponsors of this organized animal cruelty to end their support for it.

Time permitting, can you send a message to the sponsors, asking that they withdraw financial support from greyhound racing?

Below you’ll find a block list of the sponsors. You can simply paste this entire list into the “blind back up copy” line on your computer and email your message to your own email address.

You can compose a message of your own or, if you prefer, use the sample one below.

Thank you!

List of email addresses of companies that sponsor greyhound racing in Ireland:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Sample message/appeal to sponsors:

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are writing to appeal to you to end your sponsorship of greyhound racing. You may be aware of the widespread revulsion in response of a programme shown on Ireland’s national TV channel, RTE. If you haven’t seen the programme, please follow the link below and have a look.

The documentary, titled Running for their Lives, exposed the reality behind the “sport” in Ireland, showing how thousands of unwanted or under performing greyhounds are abandoned or cruelly killed every year. It included footage showing greyhounds being inhumanely killed and dumped in skips, and dogs that died in agony, not have been killed outright. It referred also to the many greyhounds quietly disposed of…killed and dumped in secluded country spots.

Many Irish greyhounds that fail to perform are exported to China, where they can end up being boiled alive for the meat market.

Do you really wish to continue your association with this horrific animal cruelty?

Apart from the ethical issues, please consider the adverse effect such sponsorship will have, given the new heightened public awareness of the “industry”, on the well-being of your business.

I hope you will, having viewed the programme, re-think your support for greyhound racing and end your sponsorship of this shameful practice.

Here is a link to the RTE documentary on the greyhound industry, titled Running for Their Lives:

Thanking you,




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