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Greyhound Industry Night of the Stars could be a killer!

category national | animal rights | press release author Saturday December 01, 2012 14:34author by Bernie Wright - Alliance for Animal Rightsauthor phone -0872651720 Report this post to the editors

how many dogs will be injured or die ????

NIGHT OF THE STARS - how many dogs will be injured or killed by Racing on Saturday??

‘There were whoops of excitement at Shelbourne Park’ when Minister Shane Mc Entee revealed details of the Night of Stars, Irish greyhound racing’s version of the Breeders’ Cup.


For more on the casualties SEE http://www.greyhoundaction.org.uk/facts7.html#eire


....when her career ended......dumped  minus her ears...
....when her career ended......dumped minus her ears...

B Wright, press AFAR.

More from the IGB website.
The inaugural Night of Stars meeting will be staged on Shelbourne Park on Saturday night with the eight Championship races carrying the hugely impressive prizemoney of €92,000.
Virtually all the details have now been finalised for the night and all that remains is for the Racing Office to make the hugely difficult decision on the actual contenders for the eight racesThe ambitious project has been funded by a combination of eight sponsors, generous funding from the IGB and the sale of €100 Restaurant Club tickets. As of yesterday evening over 400 people have joined the Club and they are the people who deserve most credit.
The organisers set out to make this a Night of Celebration of Irish Greyhound Racing with the best greyhounds in the world competing over every distance. The result is eight Championship races, each carrying a winner’s prize of €10,000, with the remaining four races being the quarter finals of the Comerford Cakes National Puppy Stake.
The trophies for the eight winners alone are quite special, being specially commissioned works from Galway Crystal and they will proudly adorn any sideboard. It is hoped that the Night of Stars will become a permanent end of season celebration for greyhound enthusiasts and the “bash” at Shelbourne on Saturday week should prove to be the ideal launch pad.
The list of entries for the night grows more impressive by the day and this promises to be a real International Feast of racing.
Night of Stars Committee Chairman Pat O’Donovan said yesterday: “We couldn’t be happier with the way things are going. We have received massive support from within the industry and we are looking forward to what should be one of the greatest nights on an Irish track”

author by CaribbeanQueenpublication date Sat Dec 01, 2012 15:41Report this post to the editors

Greyhounds who are injured while racing and are no longer fit for competition, as well as those who are not fast enough to compete, are disposed of by being shot, drowned or sent abroad to places like Spain where they are killed by hanging, shooting or drowning.
Please do not support Greyhound racing.

author by CaribbeanQueenpublication date Sat Dec 01, 2012 17:49Report this post to the editors

Here is a link to a UK site which explains what happens to greyhounds who are injured during a race:

Related Link: http://www.greyhoundaction.org.uk/tracksoftears.html#ki...20210
author by fredpublication date Sat Dec 01, 2012 18:11Report this post to the editors

Animal cruelty on the rise in Ireland it seems with the reversal by FG/Labour of the previous government's undertaking to close fur farms.

Coveney was on tv making excuses for this. What an amoral scumbag.

author by FGpublication date Sun Dec 02, 2012 02:04Report this post to the editors

When was the last time we had such a right wing government. Fine Gael are most anti animal party in living memory. And the Labour Party is happy to say nothing.
Shane McEntee is an unofficial animal industry spokesperson. Hunting, fur farming, greyhound racing, coursing etc
Simon Coveney is useless. Votes to ban fur farming in 2005 but puts a yoga instructor to shame with the shapes he contorts himself into now to block a ban.
Are you listening Labour?

author by fredpublication date Sun Dec 02, 2012 21:22Report this post to the editors

very good article in counterpunch:

glad we don't live in the US!!

author by friend of the Irish harepublication date Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:59Report this post to the editors

I mostly agree with you , but you shouldn't tar everybody with the same brush .Don’t forget that Alan Shatter, our present Minister for Justice and Equality and Minister for Defence , was president of the Irish Council against Blood Sports for a time . He has a good record when it comes to the treatment of animals . On the issue of hare coursing in particular he has a record to be proud of I would say. In the mid-nineties Alan was even denied the FG party whip for a while for voting in the Dáil in favour of a Bill to ban live hare coursing

author by fredpublication date Mon Dec 03, 2012 14:10Report this post to the editors

As a pro business party they have decided to roll back on fur farming ban so it's academic whether Alan shatter was once on the council or not. Fact is he voted for this rollback too.
Any jobs in this industry are low paid and psychologically damaging. It's not even a very profitable industry. So why even continue it?

Because FG basic principles are fundamentally amoral. What's morally right is not really important to them and doesn't really enter into decisions unless it seriously threatens voting support. Whip system lets amoral principles override what is right.
Fur farming, fracking, shell, giving all our tax money to bondholders etc etc.

Whip system means votes in parliament are pointless and the individual conscience of one member of parliament is of no consequence as pro business groupthink wins out over morality every time.

Get rid of the whip system and allow TD's to vote on issues with (what remains of) their conscience or our parliament is totally meaningless as an institution

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