Greyhound suffers fall during race sponsored by SuperValu store

24 Aug
supervalu pettits
A greyhound suffered a bad fall yesterday evening at the end of a race sponsored by a Supervalu store in Wexford.
 
Two-year-old Longslip Charlie was knocked over at the final bend and could be seen falling to the ground and tumbling during the “Pettitt’s SuperValu Great Sprint Stakes” race.
 
See sickening footage of the fall at
 
The Supervalu store also sponsored the “Pettitt’s SupertValu Five-Two-Five Stakes” race on the night. The total prize money on offer was more than €800.
 
A Supervalu advertisement sign was on display at the side of the track close to where Longslip Charlie fell.
 
The races were part of a SuperValu Pettitts “annual Gala Race Night at Enniscorthy Greyhound Track” which the store promoted as “fun for the whole family with live music, party food, goodie bags, face painting, free draws and much more”. https://www.facebook.com/pettittssupervalu/photos/a.194586477228313/1971369662883310/?type=3&theater
 
It is incredible that any business would wish to be associated with the greyhound industry following revelations about the injuries suffered by greyhounds at tracks, the doping of greyhounds and the killing of greyhounds.
 
Over the past three and a half years alone at Enniscorthy track, 49 dogs suffered injuries and 15 were killed by a track vet. Nationwide, 1,369 greyhounds were reported injured at tracks and 438 were killed. This does not include the greyhounds injured at tracks and later killed elsewhere. Thousands more greyhounds go missing each year – presumed killed when found to be too slow to win races.
 
ACTION ALERT
 
Please contact Supervalu Head Office and ask them if they are happy for their brand to be associated with an industry in which dogs are injured, doped and killed. Urge Pettitts Supervalu to show compassion for the dogs and end its sponsorship of greyhound racing.
SuperValu Head Office
Musgrave Limited,
Ballycurreen,
Airport Road, Cork
Tweet to @SuperValuIRL
 
Rosaleen Casey, Manager
Pettitts Supervalu
Enniscorthy
Co Wexford
Tel: 053 9234265
Email: pettitts@pettitts.ie
 
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