If you are not already aware of this action, please do take action and send emails to the Irish Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. You will have to cut and paste the addresses. Thank you all for helping to put a stop to this senseless "sport". What happened to just sitting in a pub and having a beer.....
Thank you, Ina
We have recently learned that the Irish government may use money received from an international rescue package to subsidize dog racing and also to explore an expansion of the Irish industry into China!
In 2009, the Bord na gCon, a semi-state body responsible for the control and development of the greyhound industry in Ireland, received €13.6 million in government subsidies. In 2010, it received €11 million. Now, this racing proponent is seeking another €15 million – in part from an EU-IMF bail-out fund intended to help the Irish people. This outrageous use of public funds must be stopped.
For more information, visit the web site of Greyhound Compassion.
Please join us in demanding an end to these subsidies and the proper use of IMF recovery funds.
Email Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Minister of Finance Michael Noonan (email@example.com). Tell them that dog racing is inhumane and the last thing they should be doing is spending public money to prop up a cruel and despicable industry.
Please also take a moment to sign and share our petition at http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-bail-out-for-irish-dog-tracks
For the greyhounds,
Christine A. Dorchak, Esq.
President, GREY2K USA
For more information, please contact 617-666-3526 or visit www.GREY2KUSA.org