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# Greyhounds

Last month
February 2023
# greyhound racing ireland
Dogs found dumped in Kildare bog likely suffered 'traumatic injuries'
Tests and post mortems have thrown renewed spotlight on the greyhound racing industry.
Last year
# Animal Welfare
Department of Agriculture looking into 'horrific' discovery of greyhound remains in Kildare bog
The remains, including individual skulls and bones as well as full skeletons, were found dumped at a spot in the bog.
All time
# Courts
Dog handler who used live piglet as bait to train greyhounds loses court appeal over ban from racetracks
The appeal from Christopher Connolly was unanimously dismissed from court today.
# Greyhounds
Irish Greyhound Board spent nearly €18k on public relations in three months after RTÉ documentary
The IGB hired communications firm Heneghan PR a week after the documentary aired.
# Dublin Port
DSPCA investigating after 12 greyhounds found in back of van going to Spain
The dogs were seized by Revenue over the weekend.
# Seized
Twelve Irish-trained greyhounds discovered in cages with no food or water at Dublin Port
Nine of the 12 dogs have raced in the last month
# Cancelled
Dublin hotel cancels conference on greyhound welfare after staff receive threatening phone calls
Event organisers say there are now looking for an alternative venue.
# Greyhounds
Taoiseach tells Dáil he goes to the dogs every Christmas, and plans to go to Shelbourne Park again this year
Rural TDs have criticised the suspension of promoting the sport in tourism marketing campaigns.
# Racing
Greyhound board in 'shock' over decision to not promote the sport to tourists
Irish tourism bodies met with the Irish Greyhound Board to inform them of this decision last Thursday.
# subsidised
Ross asked Department of Agriculture to cut funding to greyhound industry after RTÉ doc
The Minister for Sport said some of his constituents were outraged by the abuses in the greyhound industry that were revealed.
# Greyhounds
Irish Greyhound Board announces fund to help with rehoming, injury support and care centres
An RTÉ documentary claimed in June that almost 6,000 greyhounds are killed in Ireland every year.
# Greyhounds
Irish Greyhound Board planning to set up care centres for dogs
An RTÉ documentary claimed last month that almost 6,000 greyhounds are killed in Ireland every year.
# Animal Welfare
Irish Greyhound Board withdraws funding from Rose of Tralee after contestants receive 'malicious threats'
The IGB has been mired in controversy since serious animal welfare issues were uncovered last month.
# Greyhound industry
Ross calls for resignations over greyhound scandal saying it amounts to 'subsidised cruelty'
A spokesperson for the minister said there was a 40 minute discussion at Cabinet yesterday over the controversy
# Animal Welfare
Disquiet in government as Ross calls out minister's response to greyhound controversy
Transport Minister Shane Ross told Cabinet this week that a more ‘robust’ response is need from government.
# Curraheen Park
Barry's Tea and FBD Insurance withdraw sponsorship of greyhound races after 'recent revelations'
A review of the industry from 2017 5,987 were killed for failing to make qualification times.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the government stop funding greyhound racing?
An RTÉ investigation has claimed almost 6,000 greyhounds were killed for not racing fast enough in 2017.
# Controversy
Almost 6,000 greyhounds killed in Ireland every year, new RTÉ documentary reveals
The programme also revealed cases of unregulated hare coursing in Cork.
# autograph requests
Read the emails sent to Leo in his first month as Taoiseach
People wanted to talk to Varadkar about the Pride Parade, the Eighth Amendment and the cost of rent.
# Animal Welfare
38 greyhounds are being put down a month in Ireland
Animal welfare groups are calling for greyhound breeding to be limited to protect dogs.
# Australia
Two men charged with using kittens as live bait for greyhound training
The two men, in Australia, are accused of strapping live kittens to mechanical lures.
# Animal Welfare
Thousands of greyhounds just disappear each year - what's happening to them?
Rescues are packed with greyhounds but some of these dogs do not even get the chance to be re-homed when the industry no longer has a need for them.
# Dogs
UCD ends practice of buying greyhounds for medical experiments
Over a six-year period, the university bought a total of 212 dogs.
# Investigation
'Shocked and horrified': Bodies of 11 greyhounds found on Irish ferry
It is believed the dogs suffocated in transit during the 14-hour journey.
# a dog's life
Irish greyhounds are going global, but industry still gone to dogs
Greyhound board pens deal to take local races to William Hill’s online gamblers.
# Hare coursing
"It is positively medieval, barbaric": New figures show injuries to hares
New figures show over 100 hares injured during the coursing season last year.
# Greyhounds
Decline in greyhound racing entries due to kennel cough
However the Irish Greyhound Board said the issue is temporary and all recently advertised sweepstakes still have the required number of entries to go ahead.
# Coursing
Calls for an end to "inherently cruel" hare coursing
Animal campaigners say that details from the National Parks and Wildlife Service show that the practice is “unacceptable”.
# School tours
Ruairí Quinn raises concerns over gambling exposure on school tours
Asked about tours of greyhound stadia, the minister said betting activities were “not appropriate” for children.
# Animal Welfare
Demonstrators picket Irish embassies over greyhound exports
The American-European Greyhound Alliance says surplus Irish greyhounds are mistreated and eaten after export to China.