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Petition to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed TD, Andrew Doyle TD, Paschal Donohoe, Frances Fitzgerald, Dept of Finance

Irish Government: Stop Giving Millions of Euro to Cruel Greyhound Industry

Please sign our petition calling on the Irish Government to stop funding the cruel greyhound racing industry. The Irish Greyhound Board - which has control over track racing and hare coursing - received 16 million euro of hard-earned taxpayers' money in the latest budget (an increase of over a million euro compared to the previous year's figure), while other desperately needy sectors of Irish society saw cuts in grant aid. This despicable industry is responsible for the premature deaths of huge number of greyhounds, considered no longer fit to race on the track and those who don't make the grade. The average lifespan of a greyhound is 12-14 years, but Irish racing greyhounds can only expect to live 3-4 years. Also, many greyhounds are sent abroad to destinations that have little or no animal welfare protection legislation, where they are kept in appalling conditions and raced to death. It is also a corrupt industry with owners and trainers "openly admitting to doping" dogs as revealed on BBC and Channel 4 documentaries, while blooding (using hares, rabbits and small animals to keep the greyhounds keen) is an "open secret" in the industry. Given the ongoing fall in attendances at tracks, it is clear that the general public has little interest in greyhound racing. The Irish Government must stop wasting precious funds on this dying industry. An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar Government Buildings, Upper Merrion St, Dublin 2 Telephone: +353 (0)1 619 4020 Email:, Leave a comment on Facebook: to: @campaignforLeo Paschal DonohoeMinister for FinanceEmail:, +353 (0)1 6045810Leave a comment on Facebook: to @PaschaldMichael CreedMinister for Andrew Doyle TDMinister of State, Dept of

Irish Council Against Blood Sports ICABS
15,010 supporters
Update posted 6 months ago

Petition to Irish Independent, Irish Independent Brand Manager, Glanbia / Gain Dog Foods, Easytrip (Parking and Tolling), Galway Crystal, Dublin Coach, Kelliher's Toyota Garage Tralee, Gallivan Murphy Hooper Dolan Insurances, Best Car Parks, Weadick Life & Pensions (Kilkenny), Chanelle Group UK and Ireland, Barry's Tea

Stop sponsoring cruel greyhound racing

Greyhound racing is a cruel industry that exploits and abuses dogs. If the dogs don't win money for owners, they are abandoned, dumped or killed. Each and every year, an estimated 10,000 Irish greyhounds disappear - most likely killed because they are not fast enough. The Irish greyhound industry also exports dogs to parts of the world where no animal protection exists - for example China/Macau, Pakistan, etc. No company should sponsor greyhound racing - by funding it, they are directly supporting the suffering and death of dogs.Contact information for companies sponsoring greyhound racingBarry's Tea[Barry's Tea sponsors the €5,000 "Barry's Tea Open 750" race at Curraheen Park greyhound track in Cork]Kinsale Road, CorkPhone: +353 21 491 5000Email: Facebook: @barrysteatweets Galway Crystal[Sponsored the 2015 Irish Greyhound Racing Stars Awards (April 2016)]Merlin Park, Galway, IrelandEmail: mailorder@galwaycrystal.iePhone: +353 (0)91 757 311 Irish Independent[Sponsors the Irish Greyhound Laurels at Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium]27 - 32 Talbot Street, Dublin 1 Email: info@independent.iePhone: +353 (0)1 705 5333Facebook a tweet @Independent_ie Glanbia / Gain Dog Foods[Sponsorship deal boosted prize money for greyhound racing by €120,000]Email: info@bordbia.ieTel: + 353 1 668 5155 to @bordbia Easytrip (Parking and Tolling)[Sponsored the Open Bitch Stake at Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium]Email: info@easytrip.iePhone from Ireland: 01-8613200 or 1890 67 67 68Phone from UK: 0844 257 8806 Coach[Sponsors of the Harold`s Cross Greyhound Puppy Derby and also several hare coursing events. As the "offical Travel Partner of the Irish Greyhound board", Dublin Coach provides "complimentary shuttle services" to greyhound tracks]Unit 20, Western Ind. Estate, Naas Road, Dublin 12Email: Phone: +353 (0)1 465 9972Facebook: BoyleSports[Sponsors the Irish Greyhound Derby. Also sponsors hare coursing]Finnabair Industrial ParkDundalk, County Louth, IrelandTel: +353 42 939 3000 or 1800 22 00 66 (from Ireland)Tel: 0800 22 00 66 (from UK)Tel: +353 42 9393168 (International)Mobile: +353 87 9807986Email:, Facebook: to @boylesports Kellihers Toyota GarageRathass, Tralee Co Kerry.Email: info@kellihers.ieTel: +353 (0)66 712 0000Facebook to @KellihersGarage Gallivan Murphy Hooper Dolan Insurances Ltd ([Sponsors the ' Juvenile Classic' at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium]Upper High Street, Killarney, Co. KerryEmail: info@gmhd.ieTel: +353 (0)64 6634632Facebook: to @gmhdinsurances Best Car Parks[Sponsor of the Best Car Parks A1 600 at Shelbourne Park greyhound track]39 – 40 Dawson Street, Dublin 2Telephone: +353 (01) 689 6424Email: Weadick Life & Pensions (Kilkenny)[Sponsors the TP Weadick Life & Pensions Open 725 at Kilkenny greyhound track]Weadick Life & PensionsJames Street HouseKilkenny, IrelandPhone - +353 (56) 7763935Email - tom@weadick.comChanelle Group [Sponsors the €20,000 Prazitel XL A2 Series at seven tracks around Ireland]Chanelle UK1 High Street, Hungerford, BerkshirePhone - +44 (0)1488 Chanelle IrelandIDA Business Park, Dublin Rd, Loughrea, Co GalwayPhone - +353 (0)91 841788  

World Animal Defenders
11,441 supporters
Started 1 year ago

Petition to Motor Sport Association

Make motorsport competition licences more available to those with mental health conditions

Motor Sport & Disability has come a long way over the past decade. However it is very difficult for anyone suffering from a mental health condition to obtain a competition licence in the UK. Physical disabilities have been catered for and the sports governing bodies have evolved their practices to allow for disabled competitors via the relaxation of some minor regulations and/or conditions. Mental health conditions have not been catered for and therefore it's one of the last areas of motorsport for the disabled that needs to be addressed, so that motorsport can evolve it's practices in keeping with 21st century mental health knowledge & practice. I propose that there are several areas that the MSA could improve in order to be more inclusive of those with mental health disabilities in motorsport.  Firstly quarterly mental health medical assessments could be carried out using the existing multi-disciplinary teams of medical professionals who already monitor those with mental health issues and could therefore produce a report for the MSA's own medical teams before a given deadline for every race. Then a pre-race medical assessment can be carried out by the MSA's own medical professionals to ensure suitability of each driver on any given race day.  Mental health motorsport classifications should be formulated according to the severity of the mental health condition and how it affects a persons ability to compete in all conditions. it would make sense to add further limitations on engine sizes, types of racing circuit according to these abilities. Put simply mental health classification in motorsport should not be just a single classification of a simple "No" you cant compete, it should be a diverse classification that caters for the needs of those who have mental health disabilities. Motorsport professionals and mental health professionals should work hand in hand to ensure that motorsport can be opened up to everyone with a mental health issues according to their abilities to race. please sign this petition so that the very professional governing body the "Motor Sport Association" can respectfully receive this petition showing that this positive step forward will improve the lives of thousands. Thank you. Michael.

Michael Mayo
15 supporters