Cavan Councillors and Animal Cruelty Issues

28 Aug

Political Views / Councillors

The views of councillors in relation to hare coursing, foxhunting and other animal cruelty issues. Please contact councillors and urge them to push for a ban on hunting, coursing, greyhound racing and all activities involving cruelty to animals. If councillors express support for activities involving animal cruelty, please let them know that their stance will affect your future voting decisions.

Cllr Winston Bennett (Fine Gael, Cavan County Council)
“No I am not [in favour of a ban on foxhunting and hare coursing]” from a text message to ICABS, October 2014

In Mayo 2016, Cllr Bennett encouraged farmers in Cavan to shoot and kill wild deer who wander “willy-nilly” from forests on to private land. Quoted in the Irish Mirror, he blamed deer for causing damage and declared: “If deer are breaking into farmers’ land and they have a proper gun licence, they should be allowed to shoot them. We live in the real world, farmers can shoot stray dogs so it should be the same for wild deer. You have deers wandering from forests and onto people’s land and they can’t just do that willy-nilly. Something has to be done.”

Cllr Peter McVitty (Fine Gael, Cavan County Council)
“Fine Gael Cllr Peter McVitty and Sinn Fein Cllr Damien Brady from Cavan voiced their support for the [pro-blood sports Rise] campaign.” (Leitrim Observer, May 24, 2010).

Cllr Shane P O’Reilly (Fianna Fail, Cavan County Council) 
“I totally am against both [foxhunting and hare coursing]. I love horse and greyhound racing. I was at a coursing meet with a friend of mine a few years ago, it disturbed me…it’s shocking the terrible treatment of animals in this country.” from a message to a local constituent, May 2014.

Contact Cavan Councillors and ask them where they stand on animal cruelty issues. Find contact details at http://www.cavancoco.ie/your-local-councillors.htm

If you are a Councillor and wish to provide a statement outlining your views on animal cruelty issues, please email it to us at info@banbloodsports.com

Councillors and Animal Cruelty Issues

28 Aug

Political Views / Councillors

The views of Councillors in relation to animal cruelty issues.

Carlow

Cavan

Clare

Cork City

Cork County

Donegal

Sligo

Wicklow

If you are a Councillor and wish to provide a statement outlining your views on animal cruelty issues, please email it to us at info@banbloodsports.com

Carlow Councillors and Animal Cruelty Issues

28 Aug

Political Views / Councillors

The views of councillors in relation to hare coursing, foxhunting and other animal cruelty issues. Please contact councillors and urge them to push for a ban on hunting, coursing, greyhound racing and all activities involving cruelty to animals. If councillors express support for activities involving animal cruelty, please let them know that their stance will affect your future voting decisions.

Cllr Brian O’Donoghue (Fine Gael, Carlow County Council)
“Don’t like fox hunting, although watching the hounds work together is fascinating, but it’s not a sport in my opinion. Hare coursing…jury is out.” from a tweet to ICABS, 31st May 2017.

Adrienne Wallace (People Before Profit, Carlow County Council)
“I’m a vegetarian and of course I’m in favour of banning foxhunting and hare coursing” from a tweet to ICABS, April 2015. People Before Profit’s Animal Welfare policies include: Introduce a complete ban on the hunting of wild mammals with hounds, Introduce a complete ban on coursing live hares, Ban fur farming and End badger culling by traps, snares and shooting – http://www.pbp.ie/policies/animal-welfare-policy/

Contact Carlow Councillors and ask them where they stand on animal cruelty issues. Find contact details at http://www.carlow.ie/members/

If you are a Councillor and wish to provide a statement outlining your views on animal cruelty issues, please email it to us at info@banbloodsports.com

Protest Placards – Please print and display

12 Jul

Please support “Ban Greyhound Racing” and “Ban Hare Coursing” protests.

See below for a selection of downloadable graphics to print and display. The graphics are suitable for printing at home or emailing to your local printing shop for creating placards.

 

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You can also download multiple graphics from
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1WiFkv9Auh8FuVekK1HOzDBAXFEzqqclB?fbclid=IwAR3aTZK99lX2aC41_rqcnS7Fij1uPCz6EEP6OvTDtl4JJ7Kl6W08A9PpkE4 

“RTE Investigates” exposes Irish greyhound industry’s hidden horrors

11 Jul


RTE Investigates: Greyhounds Running for Their Lives – A shocking insight into the horrors of Ireland’s nasty greyhound industry.

The programme “goes behind the public facade of greyhound racing to reveal SERIOUS ANIMAL WELFARE ISSUES in an industry that costs Irish taxpayers millions of euros every year”.

Jon Williams, the Managing Director of RTE News has described the programme – which contains “some scenes viewers may find distressing” – as a “shocking, disturbing investigation”.

After watching, please join calls for a ban on greyhound racing and hare coursing and an immediate end to the Irish Government’s massive greyhound industry grants.

URGENT ACTION ALERT

Say NO to the cruel greyhound industry – don’t attend greyhound races or fundraisers/hen parties/office parties held at greyhound tracks

STOP THE STATE FUNDING FOR GREYHOUND RACING

Since 2001, the Irish Government has paid out around a quarter of a billion euros of taxpayers’ money to greyhound racing, including €16.8 million for 2019. Following the shocking RTE Investigates revelations about cruelty and killing, it is time for these grants to be finally ended. Not a single cent more of public funds should end up in this shameful industry. Contact Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe now.

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar
Government Buildings,
Upper Merrion St, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353 (0)1-6194020
Email: taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie; leo.varadkar@oireachtas.ie; finegael@finegael.ie
Tweet to: @LeoVaradkar
Leave a comment on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeoVaradkar

Paschal Donohoe TD
Minister for Finance
Email: paschal.donohoe@oireachtas.ie; minister@per.gov.ie
Phone: +353 (0)1 6045810
Leave a comment on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PaschalDonohoe/
Tweet to @Paschald

Sign our petition and contact all TDs now
https://www.change.org/p/irish-government-stop-giving-millions-of-euro-to-cruel-greyhound-industry

Email “I support an end to all state funding to the cruel greyhound industry and a ban on hare coursing” to all Fine Gael TDs

maria.bailey@oireachtas.ie; sean.barrett@oireachtas.ie; pat.breen@oireachtas.ie; colm.brophy@oireachtas.ie; richard.bruton@oireachtas.ie; peter.burke@oireachtas.ie; catherine.byrne@oireachtas.ie; Ciaran.Cannon@oireachtas.ie; joe.carey@oireachtas.ie; corcorankennedy@eircom.net; Simon.Coveney@oireachtas.ie; michael.creed@oireachtas.ie; michael.darcy@oireachtas.ie; Jim.Daly@oireachtas.ie; john.deasy@oireachtas.ie; Pat.Deering@oireachtas.ie; Regina.Doherty@oireachtas.ie; Paschal.Donohoe@oireachtas.ie; andrew.doyle@oireachtas.ie; bernard.durkan@oireachtas.ie; damien.english@oireachtas.ie; Alan.Farrell@oireachtas.ie; frances.fitzgerald@oir.ie; peterm.fitzpatrick@oireachtas.ie; charles.flanagan@oireachtas.ie; Brendan.Griffin@oireachtas.ie; Simon.Harris@oireachtas.ie; Martin.Heydon@oireachtas.ie; Heather.Humphreys@oireachtas.ie; paul.kehoe@oireachtas.ie; enda.kenny@oireachtas.ie; Sean.Kyne@oireachtas.ie; josepha.madigan@oireachtas.ie; helen.mcentee@oireachtas.ie; joe.mchugh@oireachtas.ie; Tony.McLoughlin@oireachtas.ie; Mary.MitchellOConnor@oireachtas.ie; Dara.Murphy@oireachtas.ie; Eoghan.Murphy@oireachtas.ie; hildegarde.naughton@oireachtas.ie; tom.neville@limerick.ie; michael.noonan@oireachtas.ie; kate.oconnell@oireachtas.ie; Patrick.O’Donovan@oireachtas.ie; fergus.odowd@oireachtas.ie; JohnPaul.Phelan@oireachtas.ie; michael.ring@oireachtas.ie; noel@noelrock.ie; david.stanton@oir.ie; leo.varadkar@oireachtas.ie

Email “I support an end to all state funding to the cruel greyhound industry and a ban on hare coursing” to all Fianna Fáil TDs

billykelleher@eircom.net; sean.haughey@oireachtas.ie; Bobby.Aylward@oireachtas.ie; brendan.smith@oireachtas.ie; johncurranff@gmail.com; Charlie.McConalogue@oireachtas.ie; michael.mcgrath@oireachtas.ie; sean.ofearghail@oireachtas.ie; john.brassil@oireachtas.ie; darragh.obrien@oireachtas.ie; eamon.ocuiv@oireachtas.ie; jackie.cahill@oireachtas.ie; john.mcguinness@oireachtas.ie; mattie.mcgrath@oireachtas.ie; micheal.martin@oireachtas.ie; michael.moynihan.td@oireachtas.ie; niall.collins@oireachtas.ie; coper@eircom.net; Robert.Troy@oireachtas.ie; thomas.byrne@oireachtas.ie; timmy.dooley@oireachtas.ie; barry.cowen@oireachtas.ie; fiona@fiona.ie; declan.breathnach@oireachtas.ie; mary.butler@oireachtas.ie; kevin.okeeffe@oireachtas.ie; dara.calleary@oireachtas.ie; escanlonmcc@eircom.net; sean.fleming@oireachtas.ie; niamh.smyth@oireachtas.ie; james@jameslawless.ie; shane.cassells@oireachtas.ie; willie.odea@oireachtas.ie; margaret.murphyomahony@oireachtas.ie; anne.rabbitte@oireachtas.ie; eugene.murphy@oireachtas.ie; jack.chambers@outlook.com; james.browne@oireachtas.ie; john.lahart@oireachtas.ie; lisa.chambers@oireachtas.ie; marc.macsharry@oireachtas.ie; jim.ocallaghan@oireachtas.ie; pat.casey@oireachtas.ie; aindrias.moynihan@oireachtas.ie; frankorourke1@gmail.com

Visit the Oireachtas website for more telephone numbers and other contact details for TDs
https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/members/tds/?term=/ie/oireachtas/house/dail/32

Please sign and share our petitions

Irish Government: Stop Giving Millions of Euro to Cruel Greyhound 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

GAA: Stop club fundraisers at greyhound tracks
https://www.change.org/p/gaa-stop-club-fundraisers-at-greyhound-tracks

Contact the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, and urge her not to issue a licence for another season of cruel hare coursing.

Email “Stop the cruelty. Stop licensing cruel coursing” to
josepha.madigan@oireachtas.ie
Phone: +353 (0)1 631 3800
Leave a comment on Facebook: https://facebook.com/JosephaMadiganFG
Tweet to: @josephamadigan

Sign the petition: IRELAND BAN CRUEL HARE COURSING
http://www.change.org/p/ireland-ban-cruel-hare-coursing

TELL SPONSORS TO STOP THEIR SPONSORSHIP.
Boycott businesses which continue to support cruel greyhound racing and/or coursing

Please get in contact with Glanbia and ask it to permanently end all sponsorship/support of greyhound racing and hare coursing.

Jim Bergin
CEO, Glanbia
Glanbia House,
Kilkenny, Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)56-777 2200
Email: corporatecomms@glanbia.com, info@gainanimalnutrition.com
Tweet to: @GlanbiaPlc
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GAINpetnutrition/

Urge Boylesports and Ladbrokes to immediately end their sponsorship

BoyleSports
Tel: 1800 22 00 66
Email: care@boylesports.com
Leave a comment on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/boylesports/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoyleSports

Ladbrokes
Leave a comment on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ladbrokes/
Twitter @Ladbrokes ?@LadbrokesCare

Appeal to the Kerry Group (the company behind Pure sunflower/soya spread, Dairygold, LowLow, etc) to stop sponsoring greyhound racing.

Kerry Group
Phone: +353 (0)66 718 2000
Prince’s Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Email VIA: https://www.kerrygroup.com/help/contact-form/

Sign and share our petitions

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

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

Last September, ICABS identified 30 Supervalu supermarkets around Ireland which had sponsored greyhound racing over the past decade – https://www.facebook.com/banbloodsports/posts/1857546281027588 We contacted Supervalu Head Office with information about all the dog injuries and deaths in greyhound racing and urged the company to act. We received no response. It’s time for Supervalu to take action to stop its local stores from supporting greyhound racing again. See sickening footage from Enniscorthy track of a greyhound suffering a bad fall at the end of a race sponsored by a Supervalu supermarket – https://www.igb.ie/videos/videos/?raceid=ECY_2018_08_23_02 (forward to 30 seconds)

SuperValu Head Office
Musgrave Limited,
Ballycurreen, Airport Road, Cork
Tel +353 (0) 21 4522100
Email: supervalu@musgravegroup.com; group@musgrave.ie
Comment on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SuperValuIreland/
Tweet to @SuperValuIRL

ALSO CONTACT THESE COMPANIES WHICH SUPPORT GREYHOUND RACING IN 2019
(Source: Irish Greyhound Board)
https://www.igb.ie/talking-dogs/igb-finalises-classic–feature-events-calendar-for-2019/

Marshes Shopping Centre Dundalk
http://www.facebook.com/MarshesShoppingCentre/
Tweet to: @MarshesShopping
Telephone: (042) 939 5250

Flaherty Markets Galway
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Flaherty-Markets-230607914545890/
Email: info@flahertymarkets.com
Telephone: (091)756000

Dublin Coach
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DublinCoach/
Tweet to: @DublinCoach1
Email: info@dublincoach.ie
Telephone: (01) 465 9972

QuickPark.ie (car park at Dublin Airport)
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/quickparkDublinAirport/
Email: info@quickpark.ie
Telephone: (01) 8621977

Kasko dog food
Email: information@kasko.ie
Telephone: (062) 61240

Thurles Fresh Milk
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thurlesfreshmilk1/
Telephone: 0504 22657 / HQ: 0504 91900

Speedrite dog food
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NuttsAboutPets/
Email: sales@nuttsaboutpets.ie
Telephone: (057) 915 3572

Casey’s Caravan and Camping
Telephone: (058) 41919

Lee Strand
http://www.facebook.com/leestrandmilk/
Tweet to: @LeeStrandMilk
Email: info@leestrand.ie
Telephone: (066) 712 1084

Kerry Group
Telephone: (066) 718 2000

Best Car Parks
Tweet to: @bestcarparks
Email: info@bestcarparks.ie
Telephone: (01) 878 2074

Comerford Cakes (Comerford Brothers Ltd.)
Telephone: (045) 431 203

MORE CONTACT DETAILS FOR SPONSORS
(Thanks to Greyhound Awareness Cork)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RcaLYDWxuVAjLnF1N4q-twxK5jfixk7NZ_BTA_AvIow/edit?fbclid=IwAR3R9Yg_U_EVNBjFPHmUc9crRblncNDfflrUD21ZIXSo4TvzaQdyGtSa4MI#gid=0

URGE THE ROSE OF TRALEE TO DISASSOCIATE FROM GREYHOUND RACING

Contact the Rose of Tralee festival committee and urge them to show compassion and permanently disassociate from cruel greyhound racing – no more acceptance of sponsorship from a greyhound track and no Rose events at tracks.

Tel: +353 (0)66 712 1322
Email: info@roseoftralee.ie
Comment on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/roseoftraleefestival
Tweet to @RoseofTralee_

Watch the full “RTE Investigates Greyhounds Running for Their Lives” programme on the RTE Player
https://www.rte.ie/player/movie/rt%C3%A9-investigates-greyhounds-running-for-their-lives/104051751967
or on Youtube

Abuse of Greyhounds: Joint Committee on Agriculture

9 Jul

The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will today focus on “Recent media reports on abuse of greyhounds”, with questions to representatives from the Irish Greyhound Board and Irish Coursing Club. Watch Live between 3.30pm and 4pm today 9th July 2019 and please respond to our “Ban Hare Coursing and Greyhound Racing” action alerts.

You can also watch live on the Oireachtas website
https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/oireachtas-tv/cr1-live/?fbclid=IwAR3tMsRW4rvwcC4tDC_0Q-1NCnnXiQS0ax-h8rdGqq9nzdi5w5ZV5AuAbc0

The “RTE Investigates Greyhounds Running for Their Lives” programme highlighted the appalling abuse and killing of greyhounds – for example, 6,000 greyhounds are killed every year because they are too slow to win races. Others are injured, doped, dumped, mutilated and exported to hellholes in Pakistan and China – a country where greyhounds are hacked to death, boiled alive and hung on hooks at meat markets.

Watch on the RTE Player
https://www.rte.ie/player/movie/rt%C3%A9-investigates-greyhounds-running-for-their-lives/104051751967
or on Youtube


URGENT ACTION ALERT

Join us in demanding an immediate and permanent end to the government’s massive grants to the greyhound industry (quarter of a billion euros since 2001, including €16.8 million for 2019). Contact Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe and all your local politicians now.

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar
Government Buildings,
Upper Merrion St, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353 (0)1-6194020
Email: taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie; leo.varadkar@oireachtas.ie; finegael@finegael.ie
Tweet to: @LeoVaradkar
Leave a comment on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/LeoVaradkar

Paschal Donohoe TD
Minister for Finance
Email: paschal.donohoe@oireachtas.ie; minister@per.gov.ie
Phone: +353 (0)1 6045810
Leave a comment on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/PaschalDonohoe/
Tweet to @Paschald

Sign our petition and contact all TDs now
https://www.change.org/p/irish-government-stop-giving-millions-of-euro-to-cruel-greyhound-industry

Email “I support an end to all state funding to the cruel greyhound industry and a ban on hare coursing” to all Fine Gael TDs

maria.bailey@oireachtas.ie; sean.barrett@oireachtas.ie; pat.breen@oireachtas.ie; colm.brophy@oireachtas.ie; richard.bruton@oireachtas.ie; peter.burke@oireachtas.ie; catherine.byrne@oireachtas.ie; Ciaran.Cannon@oireachtas.ie; joe.carey@oireachtas.ie; corcorankennedy@eircom.net; Simon.Coveney@oireachtas.ie; michael.creed@oireachtas.ie; michael.darcy@oireachtas.ie; Jim.Daly@oireachtas.ie; john.deasy@oireachtas.ie; Pat.Deering@oireachtas.ie; Regina.Doherty@oireachtas.ie; Paschal.Donohoe@oireachtas.ie; andrew.doyle@oireachtas.ie; bernard.durkan@oireachtas.ie; damien.english@oireachtas.ie; Alan.Farrell@oireachtas.ie; frances.fitzgerald@oir.ie; peterm.fitzpatrick@oireachtas.ie; charles.flanagan@oireachtas.ie; Brendan.Griffin@oireachtas.ie; Simon.Harris@oireachtas.ie; Martin.Heydon@oireachtas.ie; Heather.Humphreys@oireachtas.ie; paul.kehoe@oireachtas.ie; enda.kenny@oireachtas.ie; Sean.Kyne@oireachtas.ie; josepha.madigan@oireachtas.ie; helen.mcentee@oireachtas.ie; joe.mchugh@oireachtas.ie; Tony.McLoughlin@oireachtas.ie; Mary.MitchellOConnor@oireachtas.ie; Dara.Murphy@oireachtas.ie; Eoghan.Murphy@oireachtas.ie; hildegarde.naughton@oireachtas.ie; tom.neville@limerick.ie; michael.noonan@oireachtas.ie; kate.oconnell@oireachtas.ie; Patrick.O’Donovan@oireachtas.ie; fergus.odowd@oireachtas.ie; JohnPaul.Phelan@oireachtas.ie; michael.ring@oireachtas.ie; noel@noelrock.ie; david.stanton@oir.ie; leo.varadkar@oireachtas.ie

Email “I support an end to all state funding to the cruel greyhound industry and a ban on hare coursing” to all Fianna Fáil TDs

billykelleher@eircom.net;sean.haughey@oireachtas.ie;Bobby.Aylward@oireachtas.ie;brendan.smith@oireachtas.ie;johncurranff@gmail.com;Charlie.McConalogue@oireachtas.ie;michael.mcgrath@oireachtas.ie;sean.ofearghail@oireachtas.ie;john.brassil@oireachtas.ie;darragh.obrien@oireachtas.ie;eamon.ocuiv@oireachtas.ie;jackie.cahill@oireachtas.ie;john.mcguinness@oireachtas.ie;mattie.mcgrath@oireachtas.ie;micheal.martin@oireachtas.ie;michael.moynihan.td@oireachtas.ie;niall.collins@oireachtas.ie;coper@eircom.net;Robert.Troy@oireachtas.ie;thomas.byrne@oireachtas.ie;timmy.dooley@oireachtas.ie;barry.cowen@oireachtas.ie;fiona@fiona.ie;declan.breathnach@oireachtas.ie;mary.butler@oireachtas.ie;kevin.okeeffe@oireachtas.ie;dara.calleary@oireachtas.ie;escanlonmcc@eircom.net;sean.fleming@oireachtas.ie;niamh.smyth@oireachtas.ie;james@jameslawless.ie;shane.cassells@oireachtas.ie;willie.odea@oireachtas.ie;margaret.murphyomahony@oireachtas.ie;anne.rabbitte@oireachtas.ie;eugene.murphy@oireachtas.ie;jack.chambers@outlook.com;james.browne@oireachtas.ie;john.lahart@oireachtas.ie;lisa.chambers@oireachtas.ie;marc.macsharry@oireachtas.ie;jim.ocallaghan@oireachtas.ie;pat.casey@oireachtas.ie;aindrias.moynihan@oireachtas.ie;frankorourke1@gmail.com

Visit the Oireachtas website for more telephone numbers and other contact details for TDs
https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/members/tds/?term=/ie/oireachtas/house/dail/32

Contact the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, and urge her not to issue a licence for another season of cruel hare coursing.

Email “Stop the cruelty. Stop licensing cruel coursing” to
josepha.madigan@oireachtas.ie or
Phone: +353 (0)1 631 3800
Leave a comment on Facebook: https://facebook.com/JosephaMadiganFG
Tweet to: @josephamadigan

Sign the petition: IRELAND BAN CRUEL HARE COURSING
http://www.change.org/p/ireland-ban-cruel-hare-coursing

Supervalu urged to stop sponsorship of cruel greyhound industry

9 Jul

supervalu 2019

Supervalu is being urged to take action after the sponsorship of greyhound racing by 30 of its local supermarkets.
 
Last September, ICABS identified the 30 Supervalu supermarkets around Ireland which had supported greyhound racing over the past decade. We contacted Supervalu Head Office with information about all the dog injuries and deaths in greyhound racing and urged the company to act. We received no response.
 
The sponsorship has continued into 2019, with the €695 “Supervalu Tower 525” race at Cork’s Curraheen Park track in March.
 
Following the shocking RTE Investigates documentary which revealed that 6,000 greyhounds are killed every year because they’re too slow to win, it’s time for Supervalu to finally stop its local stores from supporting greyhound racing again.
 
ACTION ALERT
 
Contact Supervalu today and urge the company to stop all greyhound racing sponsorship by its local supermarkets.
 
SuperValu Head Office
Musgrave Limited,
Ballycurreen, Airport Road, Cork
Tel +353 (0) 21 4522100
Email: supervalu@musgravegroup.com; group@musgrave.ie
Tweet to @SuperValuIRL
 
Watch the full “RTE Investigates Greyhounds Running for Their Lives” programme on the RTE Player
or on Youtube
 
See sickening footage from Enniscorthy track of a greyhound suffering a bad fall at the end of a race sponsored by a Supervalu supermarket – https://www.igb.ie/videos/videos/?raceid=ECY_2018_08_23_02 (forward to 30 seconds)
 
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Our original post from September 2018
 
Supervalu urged to stop sponsorship of cruel greyhound industry
 
Is Supervalu happy for its brand name to be associated with a cruel industry in which dogs are injured, drugged, dumped and killed? That’s the question the supermarket chain is being asked this week as details emerge about 30 of its stores supporting greyhound racing.
 
Quishes Supervalu in Ballincollig is the latest of the chain’s supermarkets to sponsor racing, with the “Quishes SuperValu 525” €690 race taking place recently at Curraheen Park stadium https://www.igb.ie/results/view-results/?track=CRK&date=07-Sep-18#race9
 
As highlighted by ICABS in August, a greyhound fell badly in a race sponsored by another Supervalu store. 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 at https://www.igb.ie/videos/videos/?raceid=ECY_2018_08_23_02 (forward to 30 seconds)
 
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
 
Last week, Hurley’s Supervalu Midleton sponsored a race at Youghal greyhound track
https://www.igb.ie/results/view-results/?track=YGL&date=14-Sep-2018 Its name was previously attached to a race at the same track in September 2016.
 
Other Supervalu stores supported greyhound racing over the summer. For example:
 
– The Wallace’s Supervalu Five-Seven-Stakes race at Enniscorthy track on 16 August 2018
 
– Garveys Supervalu Stakes Final (with over €1,500 in prize money) on 13 July 2018 at Tralee track
 
– The Bernard Keane’s SuperValu, Lanesboro A3 525 race on 6 July 18 at Longford track
 
Last year, and in previous years, the Supervalu name was attached to numerous races at tracks around Ireland. Scroll down for full list.
 
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. Shocking statistics show the extent of cruelty and killing in the Irish greyhound industry – over the past three and a half years alone, 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. Meanwhile, 2,729 unwanted greyhounds were killed in Irish dog pounds in the past eight years. Sponsorship is helping to keep this dog killing industry afloat.
 
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SUPERVALU STORES AND GREYHOUND RACING (2007-2017)
 
On 7th April 2017, McConville’s SuperValu Mountmellick was named in all 11 races at Newbridge track, with prizemoney of over €3,000. During one of the races, two dogs collided, whom of whom “did not finish” the race and in another, there was “carnage” with one greyhound knocked over and sent tumbling.
 
O Keefes Supervalu
Curraheen Park, 04 November 2017
 
Keanes Supervalu 525 (Grade: A3) Flat 525
Tralee track, 27 October 2017
 
Greig Tuite Supervalu A3 600 (Grade: A3) Flat 600
Limerick track, 30 September 2017
 
Reilly’s Of Sallins Supervalu 525
Newbridge track, 22 September 2017
 
Hurley’s Super Valu A5 525
Youghal track, 22 Sepember 2017
 
Nestors Super Valu A5 (Grade : A5) Flat 525
Galway stadium, 9th September 2016
 
Super Valu Portlaoise 525
Newbridge track, 18 August 2017
 
Super Valu Enfield A1 525
Shelbourne Park, 08 July 2017
 
Garveys Super-Valu Hospital Stakes Final (with over €1,000 in prize money)
Tralee track, 07 July 2017
 
The Twohigs Supervalu Kanturk A4 Stake
Curraheen Park, 12 August 2016
 
The Super Valu Portlaoise A3 525
Newbridge track, 12 August 2016
 
The O’Reillys Supervalu Buster Race A3 525 (Grade: A3) Flat 525
Enniscorthy track, 30 June 2016
 
SuperValu Open 525
Shelbourne Park, 4 June 2016
 
Hannon’s Supervalu Enfield 525
Mullingar track, 30 April 2016
 
The Supervalu Knocklyon 525
Harolds Cross, 08 April 2016
 
The Rushe’s Supervalu Naas 525
Newbridge track, 11 December 2015
 
Ryans of Grange SuperValu 525
Curraheen Park, 01 November 2014
 
The Hurleys Supervalu Midleton 525
Curraheen Park, 25 October 2014
 
Twohigs Supervalu Kanturk A4 550 Stakes
Curraheen Park, 22 August 2014
 
Supervalu A4 525
Longford track, 15 August 2014
 
Twohigs Supervalu Kanturk A4 550 Stakes. Semi-Final
Curraheen Park, 15 August 2014
 
The Buckleys SuperValu S7 400
Mullingar track, 15 March 2014
 
The Davis Supervalu A5 525 (Grade : A5) Flat 525
Longford track, 24 May 2013
 
Marcus McLoughlin Super Valu Portarlington A2 525
Newbridge track, 15 June 2012
 
The Supervalu 330
Curraheen Park, 2 December 2011
 
Dooleys Supervalu, Newcastle West A4 525
Limerick track, 04 December 2010
 
McInerney’s Supervalu (Loughrea) Open/A1 525
Galway track, 08 September 2007
 
Supervalu – Ballymoney (Grade : A7) Flat 525
Lifford track, 17 August 2007
During this race, a 2-year-old greyhound “did not finish” and never raced again