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Shocking falls for greyhounds at Youghal track

Irish Council Against Blood Sports ICABS
Ireland, Ireland

Apr 6, 2019 — 

There was “plenty of trouble” at Youghal stadium on 27 March, with shocking falls for two greyhounds.

Sickening video footage shows the dogs falling head-first into the ground during a race and tumbling onto their backs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVtCopKkFAE&feature=youtu.be&t=7

According to details of the race published on the Irish Greyhound Board website, one of the greyhounds - 2-year-old Afaneseventyfour - “did not finish”, suggesting injury, and possible death,

Greyhounds suffer and die at all of Ireland’s remaining greyhound tracks, including the Youghal track. Last year, 13 greyhounds sustained injuries at Youghal and 6 were killed by a track vet. Over the past four years at the track, 32 greyhounds were injured and 13 killed.

REPORTED GREYHOUND INJURIES AND DEATHS AT IRISH TRACKS

2018: 353 Injuries. 121 Deaths
2017: 357 Injuries. 124 Deaths
2016: 427 Injuries. 139 Deaths
2015: 422 Injuries. 122 Deaths

ACTION ALERT

Don’t attend greyhound races or fundraisers/hen parties/office parties held at greyhound tracks.

Join us in demanding an end to the government’s massive grants to the greyhound industry – €16.8 million for 2019, bringing to over a quarter of a billion euros the amount handed over since 2001. Contact Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe now.

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar
Government Buildings,
Upper Merrion St, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353 (0)1-6194020
Email: taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie; leo.varadkar@oireachtas.ie; finegael@finegael.ie
Tweet to: @LeoVaradkar
Leave a comment on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/campaignforleo/

Paschal Donohoe TD
Minister for Finance
Email: paschal.donohoe@oireachtas.ie; minister@per.gov.ie
Phone: +353 (0)1 6045810
Leave a comment on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PaschalDonohoe/
Tweet to @Paschald

 


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