Irish Independent urged to stop sponsoring greyhound racing

8 Jun

Irish Independent urged to stop sponsoring greyhound racing

The Irish Independent is being urged to stop sponsoring greyhound racing at a track where dogs suffer and die.

In 2016, the newspaper announced a 3-year sponsorship of the Laurels race at Cork’s Curraheen Park track. This sponsorship deal continues until next month when the 2018 Laurels final is due to take place.

In an appeal to the Independent not to renew the sponsorship, ICABS highlighted that there is much suffering and death at Curraheen Park. In the past three years alone, over a thousand dogs have suffered injuries at tracks around Ireland and 385 were killed by track vets. This includes 69 injuries and 23 deaths at Curraheen Park.

In addition, an estimated 10,000 greyhounds go missing each year, presumed killed when found to be too slow to win races. One Irish trainer remarked online: “I’ve seen dogs being shot. It has to be done as there’s too many of them to rehome.” A former chairman of the Irish Greyhound Board admitted on Cork’s 96 FM that he believes it is “absolutely” okay for thousands of dogs to be killed and that racing couldn’t exist without the destruction of dogs.

If the the suffering and killing of dogs at Curraheen Park doesn’t concern the Irish Independent, perhaps it will consider the substantial negative publicity its brand was associated with after a greyhound tested positive for cocaine at the 2017 Irish Independent Laurels race.

ACTION ALERT

Join us in appealing to the Irish Independent to show compassion and stop supporting the cruel greyhound industry.

Irish Independent
Independent House
27 – 32 Talbot Street
Dublin 1

Tel: +353 (0)1 705 5333
Email info@independent.ie
Leave a comment on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Independent.ie
Tweet to @Independent_ie @ArleneRegan

Sign and share our petitions

Irish Government: Stop Funding Cruel Greyhound Racing Industry
https://www.change.org/p/irish-government-stop-giving-millions-of-euro-to-cruel-greyhound-industry

Stop supporting the cruel greyhound industry
https://www.change.org/p/stop-supporting-the-cruel-greyhound-industry

 

OTHER COMPANIES SUPPORTING GREYHOUND RACING
https://www.igb.ie/racing/features-and-classics/

BARRY’S TEA
BANK OF IRELAND FINANCE
FBD INSURANCE
COMERFORD CAKES
TRACYS HOTEL WATERFORD
KERRY GROUP
KASCO
GAIN FEEDS
RED MILLS
DUBLIN COACH / QUICKPARK.IE
BEST CAR PARKS
TEXACLOTH
THURLES FRESH MILK
FLAHERTY MARKETS GALWAY
HEALTHCARE & TRANSPORT SERVICES
BOYLESPORTS
LADBROKES

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