Greyhound injuries and deaths at Galway stadium

21 Feb

Galway stadium is one of the worst tracks in Ireland for greyhound injuries and deaths.

At least 94 greyhounds suffered injuries and 24 were destroyed by a track vet at Galway Stadium over the past four years alone, sickening Irish Greyhound Board statistics show.

This includes 31 injuries and 7 deaths last year.

Among the victims was a greyhound who could be heard crying out in agony after falling to the ground during a race at Galway stadium.

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 5th January 2018 race continued, Ballycastle Val’s cries rang out around the stadium and are clearly audible in the Irish Greyhound Board’s race footage – https://www.igb.ie/videos/videos/?raceid=GLY_2018_01_05_03

According to the IGB website, Ballycastle Val was “lame” after the fall and did not finish the race. She has not raced since. Was she killed that day?

INJURIES AND DEATHS AT GALWAY STADIUM

2018
31 injuries, 7 deaths

2017
24 injuries, 10 deaths

2016
23 injuries, 04 deaths

2015
16 injuries, 03 deaths

ACTION ALERT

Don’t attend greyhound races or fundraisers/hen parties/office parties held at greyhound tracks.

Join us in demanding an end to the government’s massive grants to the greyhound industry – €16.8 million for 2019, bringing to over a quarter of a billion euros the amount handed over since 2001. Contact Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe now.

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar
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Minister for Finance
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REPORTED GREYHOUND INJURIES AND DEATHS AT IRISH TRACKS

2018: Injuries: 353. Deaths 121

2017: Injuries: 357. Deaths: 124

2016: Injuries: 427. Deaths: 139

2015: Injuries: 422. Deaths: 122

Greyhound injuries and deaths by track

2018

Clonmel: 18 injuries, 7 deaths
Curraheen Park: 28 injuries, 13 deaths
Dundalk: 11 injuries, 6 deaths
Enniscorthy: 27 injuries, 1 death
Galway: 31 injuries, 7 deaths
Kilkenny: 13 injuries, 2 deaths
Lifford: 13 injuries, 7 deaths
Limerick: 58 injuries, 15 deaths
Longford: 08 injuries, 1 death
Mullingar: 27 injuries, 13 deaths
Newbridge: 16 injuries, 8 deaths
Shelbourne Park: 41 injuries, 12 deaths
Thurles: 09 injuries, 6 deaths
Tralee: 29 injuries, 10 deaths
Waterford: 11 injuries, 7 deaths
Youghal: 13 injuries, 6 deaths

2017

Clonmel 11, 03
Curraheen Park 21, 08
Dundalk 44, 10
Enniscorthy 18, 04
Galway 24, 10
Harold’s Cross 02, 01
Kilkenny 08, 03
Lifford 10, 06
Limerick 46, 19
Longford 13, 05
Mullingar 71, 16
Newbridge 17, 04
Shelbourne Park 21, 10
Thurles 10, 03
Tralee 24, 15
Waterford 10, 06
Youghal 07, 01

2016

Clonmel 24, 08
Curraheen Park 24, 08
Dundalk 23, 15
Enniscorthy 06, 05
Galway 23, 04
Harold’s Cross 35, 11
Kilkenny 13, 02
Lifford 10, 04
Limerick 34, 12
Longford 17, 10
Mullingar 81, 15
Newbridge 21, 06
Shelbourne Park 51, 07
Thurles 18, 05
Tralee 28, 16
Waterford 14, 08
Youghal 05, 03

2015

Clonmel 14, 03
Curraheen Park 24, 07
Dundalk 32, 16
Enniscorthy 14, 06
Galway 16, 03
Harold’s Cross 58, 07
Kilkenny 10, 06
Lifford 18, 02
Limerick 64, 13
Longford 14, 07
Mullingar 59, 14
Newbridge 11, 07
Shelbourne Park 33, 07
Thurles 11, 05
Tralee 11, 04
Waterford 26, 12
Youghal 7, 03

VIDEOS: Greyhounds suffering falls at Galway track

“Terrible trouble” at Galway stadium

Shocking fall at final bend

Carnage at Galway track

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