COUNCIL CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO ABUSE IN THE GREYHOUND INDUSTRY

15 July 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan County Council unanimously agreed to call on Minister Michael Creed and An Taoiseach to suspend all funding to An Bord na Gcon, the Irish Greyhound Board until there is a full investigation into all the facts around the recent RTE programme which showed serious abuse to animals in the Greyhound industry.

The Fine Gael proposal was put forward by Cllr David Maxwell who said the recent RTE investigates programme claimed that 6,000 greyhounds rejected by the breeders as too slow to race were killed. He said the programme stated there are 30 licenced knackeries in the country, 15 of which said they would kill greyhounds for a price between €10 and €35. He said it showed a man bringing a greyhound to a knackery and as he sat in a van the greyhound was taken from him and killed and then the dogs collar was returned to him. He described how a dog was filmed writhing on the floor after being shot, a scene he described as barbaric. Cllr Maxwell added that…

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