Mick Barry TD calls for ban on export of greyhounds to Macau

14 Jun

Anti Austerity Alliance TD, Mick Barry, has condemned as “an absolute disgrace” the export of Irish greyhounds to Macau.

Speaking at a “Cork Says Stop Sending Greyhounds to China” protest on Saturday, the Cork North Central politician noted that the presence of over 100 campaigners in the rain “says something about the growing feeling in the country about this issue”.

He praised animal rights activists in the UK whose efforts last month helped stop the export of 24 Irish greyhounds to Macau. But, he emphasised, people shouldn’t have to be getting up in the middle of the night to go to an airport to stop the exports.

Calling for a ban on sending greyhounds to Macau, Deputy Barry denounced Irish authorities for failing to act, saying “Shame on the Irish Government. Shame on the Minister (Michael Creed). And shame on the Department [of Agriculture].”

“Those dogs are being exported on to death row,” he added. “That is the reality. I am happy to stand with people here tonight against the export of those dogs and I have a feeling this campaign is going to grow and can be successful.”

A big thank you to Mick Barry TD for supporting this campaign.

Find out more about the protest at
https://www.facebook.com/events/289974081335188/permalink/295830227416240/

ACTION ALERT
 
Urgently contact Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed and Minister of State Andrew Doyle 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 and share the petitions below.
 
Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD / Michael Creed TD / Andrew Doyle TD
Dail Eireann, Kildare St, Dublin
Tel: +353 (0)1-6194020 (Enda Kenny)
Tel: +353 (0)1-607 2000 (Michael Creed)
Tel: +353 (0)1 618 3611 (Andrew Doyle)
 
Contact Lufthansa and urge them to STOP transporting greyhounds from Ireland to China.
 
Leave a comment on the Lufthansa Facebook pages
Send a tweet to Lufthansa @lufthansa
 
Please sign and share the petitions
 
Stop export of Irish greyhounds to China
 
Lufthansa: Stop transporting Irish greyhounds to China
 
Shut down the Canidrome, the world’s deadliest greyhound racetrack
 
Ban Blood Sports in Ireland

 

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