Fonez urged to stop sponsoring greyhound racing

2 Jan


Thumbs down to mobile phone retailer, Fonez, for sponsoring greyhound racing at Galway stadium – a venue where dogs suffer injuries and die.

According to the Irish Greyhound Board website, one of the races at the track on 29 December was the “WWW.FONEZ.IE S8 350 Final” with prize money of over €2,000.

Fonez, with stores in Galway, Letterkenny and Cork, has been sponsoring greyhound racing since at least 2015 when it offered customers free passes to a “Fonez Gala Night” at Galway stadium.

The company is being urged to end its support for greyhound racing. In an email, ICABS highlighted that in the past three and a half years alone, 80 greyhounds suffered injuries at Galway stadium and 21 died or were killed by a track vet.

Among the victims was a greyhound who was heard crying out in agony after falling to the ground during a race on 5th January 2018. 1-year-old “Ballycastle Val” collided with another greyhound and tumbled at the beginning of what was to be her first and final race. As the race continued, Ballycastle Val’s cries rang out around the stadium and are clearly audible in the Irish Greyhound Board’s race footage –

Nationwide, in the same period, there were 1,369 greyhounds injured and 438 deaths. This does not include the dogs injured at tracks and later killed elsewhere, or the thousands who go missing each year – presumed destroyed when found to be too slow to win races.

Others companies connected to racing at Galway stadium on the same night were Train Station Gym, Corribview Safety Services and Sword Security.


Join us in appealing to Fonez to show compassion for the dogs and stop sponsoring greyhound racing.

Corbett Court,
Williamsgate St.,
Co. Galway,
Tel: 091 500 369
Mob: 085 712 2234
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Tweet to @Fonez_ie

Say NO to the greyhound industry – don’t attend races or fund-raisers held at greyhound tracks. Distribute our “6 reasons to say NO to greyhound racing” leaflet outside greyhound tracks to encourage people to show compassion and boycott greyhound racing. You can download the leaflet at or order copies by emailing

Contact Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe and demand an end to the use of public funds to prop up the dying greyhound industry. Email “Stop funding the cruel greyhound industry” to,,,

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar
Department of the Taoiseach,
Government Buildings,
Upper Merrion St, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353 (0)1-6194020
Tweet to: @campaignforLeo
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Paschal Donohoe TD
Minister for Finance
Phone: +353 (0)1 6045810
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Tweet to @Paschald

Please sign and share our petitions 
Irish Government: Stop Giving Millions of Euro to Cruel Greyhound Industry

Stop supporting the cruel greyhound industry

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