“Stop grant aiding the greyhound industry” – that’s the appeal in an Irish Council Against Blood Sports’ pre-budget submission to Irish Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan.
In our report, we highlight the cruelty inherent in the greyhound industry, including the injury, death and abandonment of thousands of greyhounds every year. We told Minister Noonan that this is a failing, dying industry with plummeting attendances and declining sponsorship.
“Greyhound racing should not be funded by the people of Ireland, the majority of whom have no interest in greyhound racing and are rightly opposed to cruelty to animals,” we stated.
The Irish Greyhound Board (Bord na gCon) has received nearly a quarter of a billion – €213.3 million – of taxpayers’ money since 2001. Among the cash handed over by the government was €10.4 million in 2014, €13.6 million in 2015 and €14.8 million in 2016.
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Irish Government: Stop Giving Millions of Euro to Cruel Greyhound Industry
Given the ongoing fall in attendances at tracks, it is clear that the general public has little interest in greyhound racing. Tell the Irish Government to stop wasting precious funds on this dying industry.
Minister for Finance
Telephone: +353 (0)1-6764735
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
Department of the Taoiseach,
Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353 (0)1-6194020
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Michael Creed TD
Minister for Agriculture
Department of Agriculture
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: +353 (0)1-607 2000 or LoCall 1890-200510.
Fax: +353 (0)1-661 1013.
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Andrew Doyle TD
Minister of State, Dept of Agriculture