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Putting profit before canine compassion

THE Irish greyhound industry is contemplating a canine version of a Chinese takeaway.

The plan is to export Irish greyhounds to China to develop their greyhound and gambling industries.

The Irish greyhound will be seen a product to export to mainland China by those in the Irish greyhound industry eager to make a profit.

What will not enter their scope of thinking will be the animal welfare implications.

Every aspect of this proposal reeks of profit before compassion.

Is the Irish greyhound industry so in need of new markets that it is willingly to sell it so called integrity for the proverbial 30 pieces of yuan?

The Irish greyhound suffers appalling treatment in Ireland from those greyhounds owners, breeders and trainers who emote animal welfare concerns but in reality only see greyhounds are a means to a profit.

Should Irish greyhounds end their days under Chinese skies it will mean once again Irish society has allowed the export of live animals for profit while abdicating all animal welfare responsibility to the importing country.

John Tierney

Waterford Animal Concern




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