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Electric Ireland thanked for scrapping greyhound racing discounts
15 March 2018

A big thank you to Electric Ireland for scrapping a greyhound racing discount offer. The company had been offering the "50% off admission for a night at the dogs" discount as part of its "Rewards" programme but after an appeal from ICABS and contact from concerned customers, the offer has now ended.

Also removed was a competition to win greyhound racing vouchers.

In an email to an ICABS supporter, an Electric Ireland representative wrote: "I can confirm that Electric Ireland has reviewed all of our partnerships. We no longer offer Rewards for the Irish Greyhound Board."

In our appeal to Electric Ireland, we highglighted the injuries and deaths at tracks around Ireland (357 greyhounds injured during races last year and 124 destroyed by track vets), the illegal drugging of dogs to affect the outcome of races and the dumping and killing of dogs who are too slow to win races.

 ACTION ALERT 

Join us in thanking Electric Ireland for scrapping the greyhound racing competition and discounts.

Electric Ireland
2 Swift Square, Northwood, Santry, Dublin 9
Tel: 1850 372 372 or 00353 1 8529534
Email: service@electricireland.ie
Leave a comment on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElectricIreland/
Tweet to: @electricireland

Please don't attend greyhound races or fund-raisers held at greyhound tracks (these are a significant source of funding for the greyhound industry).

The cruel and crumbling greyhound industry has received nearly a quarter of a billion euros of taxpayers' money since 2001 (including 16 million for 2018). Urge Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe to end funding to the greyhound industry and instead direct the money to charities and other deserving causes. Email "Stop funding the cruel greyhound industry" to taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie, leo.varadkar@oireachtas.ie, paschal.donohoe@oireachtas.ie, minister@per.gov.ie

Urge Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe to end funding to the greyhound industry.

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

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

Please sign and share our petition
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

Greyhound Injuries and Deaths
January - December 2017

TrackInjuriesDeaths
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

Overall Injuries And Deaths: 2017
Injuries: 357 Deaths: 124

Overall Injuries And Deaths: 2016
Injuries: 427 Deaths: 139

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