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.
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