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Appeal to major sponsor of live hare coursing and greyhound racing in Ireland…

John Fitzgerald
Kilkenny, Ireland

Jul 4, 2019 — 

Following a hard-hitting documentary screened by Ireland’s State TV channel on horrific cruelty in Ireland’s greyhound industry, several sponsors of greyhound racing have dropped support for the practice.

Running for their Lives exposed the large scale cruel killing and abandonment of unwanted or under-performing greyhounds, the reckless over-breeding of greyhounds that results in such culling, and included footage of dogs writhing in agony after being shot but not killed outright.

Here is a link to the full documentary, which is now on Youtube:

The biggest sponsor, however, remains to be convinced. Betting company Boylesports MASSIVELY finances both greyhound racing AND live hare coursing in Ireland. Right now it is “considering” its sponsorship and how to respond to the widespread public outrage at the documentary.

Please join us in calling on Boylesprts to drop its support for greyhound and hare coursing.

You can phone, email, tweet them or leave a comment on the company’s facebook page:

Here are the contact details:

·        Tel: 1800 22 00 66

·        Email:

·        Leave a comment on Facebook:

·        Twitter:

You can send a message of your message or use the following one if you wish:

Dear Boylesports,

I understand you are considering your position regarding sponsorship of greyhound racing and hare coursing following the widespread public outage at the revelations of the RTE documentary Running for their Lives.

I appeal to you to PLEASE withdraw all financial support from these animal cruelty practices, for the sake of the animals so horribly abused in these activities and your company’s reputation.

…End of sample message…

Thank you

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