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Musicians, Actors and animal friends sign letter of support for the Greyhounds

category national | animal rights | other press author Thursday May 12, 2011 21:12author by Bernie Wright - Greyhound Action Irelandauthor email bigbrownrat at gmail dot comauthor phone 0872651720 Report this post to the editors

GREYHOUNDS HAVE GROWING LIST OF SUPPORTERS

Dear Sir/Madam,
While we are relieved that Bord na gCon was denied permission to export Irish greyhounds to China, we remain alarmed that they are nevertheless going to attempt to develop and manage racetracks there. This is not just a cynical move, but a sinister one. They will have to get greyhounds from somewhere for this cruel sport.

NO TO OUR FRIENDS RACING IN CHINA
NO TO OUR FRIENDS RACING IN CHINA

Unlike other breeds, greyhounds tend to be portrayed as commodities. But they are not machines. They are creatures who feel. Yet their lives are so undervalued, they are regularly subjected to neglect and abuse all over the world. In China, there is a massive amount of well-documented evidence of dogs and cats being thrown alive into boiling water, and then skinned, alive, to eventually end up for sale in open markets.
The Department of Agriculture may sign off on this new proposal. Now they need to take responsibility for deciding whether or not Irelands reputation is worth more than the money that may be generated by this ominous project.
Lately we have seen how Irish society has been shot to pieces by State and semi-State bodies abdicating themselves from responsibility and by overbearing greed and arrogance running rough-shod over sense and compassion. We have seen that those who try to speak out against the establishment, for whatever reason, are often ridiculed as fools or worse. And we have seen how Ireland has fallen in terms of our pride and reputation.
Irish people are compassionate. Very recently, we spoke out loud and clear on the issue of cruelty to Irish greyhounds. This outcry shouldnt be seen by those making this important decision as ending with the welfare of Irish dogs. This extends to all greyhounds, no matter where they come from. At this point in our countrys affairs, let us dispense with greed in favour of humanity. Yours Sincerely,
BRENDAN GLEESON;
CHRISTY MOORE;
PAUL BRADY;
LOUIS WALSH;
DAMIEN RICE;
IMELDA MAY;
DARREL HIGHAM;
DAMIEN DEMPSEY;
ANDREA CORR;
PADDY MOLONEY;
LOUIS COPELAND;
ELEANOR SHANLEY;
IAN DEMPSEY;
LINDA MARTIN;
DECLAN OROURKE;
LUKA BLOOM;
LUAN PARLE;
DONAL LUNNY;
MUNDY;
FRANCES BLACK;
LUCIA EVANS;
BARRY MURPHY;
JOHN REYNOLDS;
MARY BLACK;
LIAM MAONLA;
LENNY ABRAHAMSON;
MARK ROWLANDS;
GLENDA GILSON;
JERRY FISH;
CIARA SIDINE;
GAVIN FRIDAY;
TOMMY TIERNAN;
JACK LUKEMAN;
PAT SHORTT;
JON KENNY;
SHARON SHANNON;
GERALDINE MURPHY.

Related Link: http://www.greyhoundaction.org.uk
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