Increase in number of greyhounds killed during racing
19 July 2018
Track attendance is falling, sponsorship is falling, active owners of racing greyhounds is falling. The only thing not falling in the DYING greyhound industry is the number of unfortunate dogs being killed at tracks.
Latest Irish Greyhound Board figures, obtained by Clare Daly TD (further to a Dail Question to the Agriculture Minister), reveal that the number of dogs killed at tracks around Ireland during the first six months of 2018 is up on the same period last year.
The sickening death data shows that from January to June 2018, 53 greyhounds were destroyed by track vets. For the corresponding period in 2017, 51 injured greyhounds were "put to sleep" by vets.
The percentage of injured greyhounds being killed in the first half of the year has also risen - from 31% in 2017 (164 injured, 51 killed) to 32% in 2018 (163 injured, 53 killed).
In the past three and a half years, 1,369 greyhounds have suffered injuries and 438 have been killed at Irish tracks. The figures are based on "reported" injuries and deaths, suggesting that the actual number could be even higher. This does not include the greyhounds injured at tracks and later killed elsewhere, or the thousands of greyhounds who go missing each year - presumed killed when found to be too slow to win races.
It's time for the government to bring the cruel greyhound industry to an end by stopping the millions of euros in funding that is keeping it afloat. Nearly a quarter of a billion euros of taxpayers' money has been handed over to greyhound racing since 2001.
View the 2018 statistics document
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REPORTED GREYHOUND INJURIES AND DEATHS AT IRISH TRACKS
2018 (January to June) Injuries: 163. Deaths 53
2017 Injuries: 357. Deaths: 124
2016 Injuries: 427. Deaths: 139
2015 Injuries: 422. Deaths: 122
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Urge Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe to end funding to the greyhound industry.
An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar
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Paschal Donohoe TD
Minister for Finance
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Irish Government: Stop Giving Millions of Euro to Cruel Greyhound Industry
Reported Greyhound Injuries and Deaths
January - June 2018
Reported Greyhound Injuries and Deaths
January - December 2017
Reported Injuries And Deaths: 2018 (Jan-June)
Injuries: 163 Deaths: 53
Reported Injuries And Deaths: 2017
Injuries: 357 Deaths: 124
Reported Injuries And Deaths: 2016
Injuries: 427 Deaths: 139
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