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Stop Greyhound Exports to China

The Irish Government plans to export Racing Greyhounds to China, a country which has one of the worst Human & Animal Rights Records in the world.
As an Irish Citzen & UK resident, I am appalled & embarassed to be Irish.
I appeal to all members to support a petition to present to the UK government in order for them to put pressure on the Irish government to abandon these plans.
What with the first ever upcoming visiit by the Queen, (a well-know dog & animal lover), to the Republic of Ireland shortly, an expose would be greatly embarassing to the newly formed coalition Irish Government.
A protest is being organised by Irish Greyhound Rescue in Dublin & the UK based www.greyhoundaction.org.uk, outside the Irish Embassy in London, dates to be announced.
Please help save these gentle & intelligent from a fate worse than death.

Thankyou.

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      • Denis-PeterDenis-Peter commented  · 

        The horse meat scandal
        Now Greyhounds,
        What next Humans?

      • CarolynCarolyn commented  · 

        I stopped eating chinese food years ago when I found out what they did to animals. I also never buy anything that is made in China, whether it is clothing and never shoes and any product that has Made In China, essentially I have banned China from my shopping list and refused to support them in any way.

      • CarolynCarolyn commented  · 

        Definitely a no no, - China is known for having dogs on their menu. There are millions of dogs in China already destined for the dinner table. DO NO ALLOW THIS.

      • Keith MeltonKeith Melton commented  · 

        It is time to stop exploiting Greyhounds. It is time to stop exploiting all animals

      • helen maherhelen maher commented  · 

        Thankyou everyone for your continued support!
        This current campagin has now ended. Thanks to worldwide protests, the Irish government last year refused to allow the IGB to export greyhounds to China, requesting the IGB to 'adjust' their proposal to exclude export of live greyhounds there. However, the IGB are still petitioning the Irish Government for involvement in the setting up greyhound racing in China. If this is allowed to go ahead, exports of Irish greyhounds could inevitably follow.
        Please go to www.greytexploitations.com for updates on this issue & how you can help greyhounds internationally.

      • June MackenzieJune Mackenzie commented  · 

        I have voted, but think my vote is out of date. Can we have an update please?

      • Shirley StonesShirley Stones commented  · 

        It makes me sick to the stomach to think what will happen to these beautiful dogs, and the thousands a year that will be trashed if greyhound racing is started in China!

      • Zoe BremerZoe Bremer commented  · 

        Excellent idea. We need to tackle this as a matter of urgency. Oh, and boycotting Chinese imports would help.

      • sylviasylvia commented  · 

        Ban greyhounds going from Ireland to china. It would be like sending lambs to the slaughter!!!

      • Hayley DennisHayley Dennis commented  · 

        Doesnt bare thinking about.....would you send your child to a place where they are going to suffer and be exploited?????

      • Jean NEWLANDJean NEWLAND commented  · 

        ban greyhounds going from Ireland to china. WHY do they want them?

        I hate to think!

      • Carol ReinsCarol Reins commented  · 

        This disgusting sport ( in Florida they actually say the injuries to the greyhounds are minor ) that is to be exported to China is inhumane and will be all the more cruel in a country that knows no compassion towards humans, let alone animals.

      • helen maherhelen maher commented  · 

        http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-bail-out-for-irish-dog-tracks
        Why this is Important...
        Please sign here & also this petition. Thankyou!

        GREY2K USA has 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 take a moment to sign and share our petition.

      • helen maherhelen maher commented  · 

        http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-bail-out-for-irish-dog-tracks
        Why this is Important...
        Please sign here & also this petition. Thankyou!

        GREY2K USA has 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 take a moment to sign and share our petition.

      • RosieRosie commented  · 

        Shame on the government for allowing this. Shame on people breeding puppies when there are so many beautiful dogs to be rehomed.

      • dawn oliverdawn oliver commented  · 

        Once we were ignorant of the abuse of animals, now we are informed, we can no longer turn a blind eye. Shame on any government for exploiting the animal kingdom in this way - for money of course.

      • DorotaDorota commented  · 

        Boycott China all the way. Do not buy anything coming from that country, do not eat in Chinese restaurants. Boycott stores that sell Chinese products. I know it sounds almost impossible but try. I am....

      • KarenKaren commented  · 

        I use to work as a kennel maid for racing greyhounds, they are a lovely breed. This is disgraceful, good luck with the protest

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