Ricky Gervais calls on Irish Government to stop export of greyhounds to China

15 May


In an exclusive report in today’s Irish Mail on Sunday, Ricky Gervais calls on the Irish Government to intervene over the horrific fate of greyhounds sold to race in China – “The Irish Government should immediately ban the export of Irish dogs to China which is internationally renowned for its barbaric treatment of animals. The annual June meat festival, Yulin, near Macau, where dogs are skinned alive before being cooked, should tell the Irish Department of Agriculture everything they need to know about the horrific fate of dogs in China. If they are unconcerned about the agony that awaits these innocent animals, then the Irish Government will pay the price in terms of damage to its international reputation. If it does not put an immediate ban in place, it will be rightly viewed worldwide as a country which cares little about animal welfare or animal suffering. Every dog sent to Macau will die there. The solution is in the hands of the Irish Government – ban it now.”

A big thank you to Ricky Gervais for speaking up for Irish greyhounds and to the Irish Mail on Sunday for highlighting this issue.


Please join us in contacting Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Agriculture Minister Michael Creed to demand legislation to prevent any more Irish greyhounds being sent to China and for action to be taken to rescue and rehome the Irish greyhounds currently at the track. Please also sign the petitions below.

Michael Creed TD
Minister for Agriculture
Department of Agriculture
Agriculture House,
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Email: michael.creed@oir.ie,taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie
Tel: +353 (0)1-607 2000

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD
Government Buildings,
Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 (0)1-6194020

Contact Lufthansa and urge them to put in place a policy of not transporting greyhounds from Ireland to China.

Leave a comment on the Lufthansa Facebook page
Send a tweet to Lufthansa @lufthansa
Email: carsten.spohr@dlh.de,customer.relations@lufthansa.com

Please sign and share the petitions

Stop export of Irish greyhounds to China

Lufthansa: Stop transporting Irish greyhounds to China

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