3-4 injured greyhounds are destroyed at each greyhound racing track around Ireland every weekend. A shocking statistic which appears in a “Greyhound Industry” report from the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
The January 2016 report makes reference to information presented by the Greyhound Rescue Assocation of Ireland, including
– In 2014, 717 injuries were reported arising from dogs skidding and crashing on the surface of inadequately maintained tracks.
– 3-4 dogs are euthanised at each operational racing track every Saturday
– The lifespan of a greyhound is 14 years on average, but the lifespan of a racing greyhound is 3 or 4
The full report can be viewed and downloaded below.