Petition update

DSPCA demands immediate end to government grants to brutal greyhound industry

Irish Council Against Blood Sports ICABS
Ireland, Ireland

Jun 27, 2019 — 

The Dublin SPCA is calling on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed TD to "stop all state funding to the greyhound industry WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT"

In a statement issued today, the DSPCA said it was "horrified but not surprised" at the content of the "RTE Investigates: Greyhounds Running for Their Lives” programme broadcast last night.

"The greyhound industry in Ireland continues to receive millions of euro of support from the taxpayer for this brutality to greyhounds," it stated: "It is simply unacceptable for the Department of Agriculture to continue to provide this funding and to turn a blind eye to the thousands of unwanted greyhounds slaughtered every year."

The DSPCA is now urging Agriculture Minister Michael Creed TD to "stop all state funding to the greyhound industry with immediate effect".

Watch "RTE Investigates: Greyhounds Running for their Lives"

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Sign the DSPCA's "Stop Greyhound Racing" petition at



Say NO to the cruel greyhound industry - 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 around a quarter of a billion euros the amount handed over since 2001. This must be ended. 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
Tweet to: @LeoVaradkar
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Paschal Donohoe TD
Minister for Finance
Phone: +353 (0)1 6045810
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Tweet to @Paschald

Last November, the following 92 TDs voted in favour of another €16.8 million in funding for greyhound racing. Join us in contacting them and demanding an end to funding for an industry that causes so much suffering and death to dogs. Visit the Oireachtas website for names of TDs and their email addresses

Bobby Aylward, Maria Bailey, Seán Barrett, John Brassil, Pat Breen, Colm Brophy, James Browne, Richard Bruton, Peter Burke, Mary Butler, Catherine Byrne, Dara Calleary, Seán Canney, Ciarán Cannon, Pat Casey, Shane Cassells, Lisa Chambers, Michael Collins, Niall Collins, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Simon Coveney, Barry Cowen, Michael Creed, John Curran, Michael D'Arcy, Jim Daly, Regina Doherty, Paschal Donohoe, Timmy Dooley, Bernard Durkan, Damien English, Alan Farrell, Frances Fitzgerald, Peter Fitzpatrick, Seán Fleming, Noel Grealish, Brendan Griffin, Michael Harty, Seán Haughey, Danny Healy-Rae, Michael Healy-Rae, Séamus Healy, Brendan Howlin, Paul Kehoe, Billy Kelleher, Alan Kelly, Seán Kyne, John Lahart, Michael Lowry, Marc MacSharry, Josepha Madigan, Micheál Martin, Helen McEntee, Finian McGrath, Mattie McGrath, Michael McGrath, John McGuinness, Joe McHugh, Tony McLoughlin, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, Kevin Moran, Aindrias Moynihan, Michael Moynihan, Margaret Murphy O'Mahony, Eoghan Murphy, Eugene Murphy, Hildegarde Naughton, Tom Neville, Carol Nolan, Michael Noonan, Darragh O'Brien, Jim O'Callaghan, Willie O'Dea, Patrick O'Donovan, Fergus O'Dowd, Kevin O'Keeffe, Fiona O'Loughlin, Frank O'Rourke, Jan O'Sullivan, Éamon Ó Cuív, Willie Penrose, Thomas Pringle, Michael Ring, Shane Ross, Brendan Ryan, Eamon Scanlon, Seán Sherlock, Brendan Smith, Niamh Smyth, David Stanton, Robert Troy, Katherine Zappone.

Contact the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, and urge her not to issue a licence for another season of cruel hare coursing.

Email "Stop the cruelty. Stop licensing cruel coursing" to or
Phone: +353 (0)1 631 3800
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Tweet to: @josephamadigan


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