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SIGN PETITION:  STOP NEW TRACK in Queensland – Australia

SIGN PETITION: STOP NEW TRACK in Queensland – Australia

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Dear friends,

It’s bad enough that there are 64 dog tracks in Australia, but now another one is in the works.

In October 2019, the Queensland government announced its support for the return of dog racing to Ipswich and a new $39 million dollar facility.

Construction is expected to start in 2022 with inaugural races to be held by the end of 2023.

Australian greyhound advocates led by Animal Liberation Queensland, Friends of the Hound and the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds are fighting back!

You can help by signing a new petition to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk now.

 

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Sixty-nine dogs were killed and more than 1,200 injured at Qld’s six tracks in 2019.

Four-year-old Indiana Princess was the first to die in 2020.

She broke her leg and was destroyed on New Year’s Day.

 

Indiana Princess broke her leg during this catastrophic collision

 

Greyhounds in Australia are under constant threat.

An internal report revealed that the industry is responsible for the deaths of as many as 17,000 healthy greyhounds each year.

The “Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry,” known as the McHugh Report, found that at least 50% of greyhound puppies whelped were deliberately killed because they were not fast enough.

A new track will only grow this cruel market and put greater pressures on underfunded, volunteer rescue organizations.

 

Please help spare the lives of greyhounds Down Under and sign our new petition today.

 

Jeroen van Kernebeek
Australian Director
GREY2K USA Worldwide

Source: GREY2K USA Worldwide

Link: https://grey2kusa.org/eNEWS/G2K-020320-aus.html

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“One Step Forward” – She was just 3 years old and this happened 13 seconds into the race.

“One Step Forward” – She was just 3 years old and this happened 13 seconds into the race.

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“One Step Forward” wasn’t killed at the end of her race like the other 61 greyhounds who have been put to death on Australian tracks in 2020.

She violently collided with other greyhounds, was thrown through the air and broke her back.

It killed her.

She was just 3 years old and this happened 13 seconds into the race.

 

This is unimaginable suffering imposed by a disgraceful industry.

 

Source: Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds

Link: https://www.facebook.com/1399337737039887/posts/2269819063325079/?d=n

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CODIV 19 – BREAKING NEWS: all greyhound racing and horse racing will cease from midnight tonight (March 24th, 2020)

CODIV 19 – BREAKING NEWS: all greyhound racing and horse racing will cease from midnight tonight (March 24th, 2020)

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BREAKING NEWS

It has been announced that all greyhound racing and horse racing will cease from midnight tonight (March 24th, 2020)

 

This follows an announcement this afternoon by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that “all sporting events are cancelled, including those behind closed doors”.

Chief medical officer Tony Holohan said a raft of new public health measures are being introduced to help slow the spread of Covid-19.

To-date, 1,125 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in Ireland and six people have died.

There had been growing calls for racing to be stopped after shocking footage was published on the Irish Greyhound Board website showing track staff and greyhound owners/trainers ignoring the government’s social distancing advice.

 

The decision by Horse Racing Ireland to continue racing up to now was slammed as “crass” in the Irish Times today.

 

Find out more about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how you can protect yourself
https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus

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Codiv-19 – it is imperative to shut down greyhound racing today!

Codiv-19 – it is imperative to shut down greyhound racing today!

 

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Disgraceful scenes at Cork’s Curraheen Park greyhound stadium yesterday (21 March 2020) as track staff and owners/trainers continue to ignore official government advice to stay at least 2 metres away from each other.

Despite the fact that the trackside stands are virtually empty, individuals can be seen disregarding social distancing guidelines and watching races shoulder-to-shoulder.

See images at: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmM7xaT1

The Irish Council Against Blood Sports is calling on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Health Minister Simon Harris to act in the interests of public safety and immediately shut down all greyhound tracks.

Video footage posted on the Irish Greyhound Board [IGB] website clearly shows track staff and greyhound owners at Curraheen Park and other tracks around the country failing to heed Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines.

The IGB appears to be trying to hide footage of the moment greyhound trainers simultaneously rush in to retrieve dogs after races have ended. In most cases, the video unusually pans away swiftly before this can be seen. But in some cases – for example at Longford track – up to six greyhound owners or trainers can be seen crowding in together to grab the dogs.

In a statement on Monday, the IGB claimed that “social distancing [would] be fully observed at all times”, adding that “this is a critical measure to be observed by all”. From the evidence on its own website, this is clearly not being observed.

The IGB claims that “our approach at this time is to continue to support the greyhound community whilst managing risks in accordance with the latest guidance from Government/HSE”.

Official Government/HSE guidance clearly states: “Avoid close contact with people – keep a distance of 2 metres (6.5 feet) between you and others”

In an letter to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister Harris, ICABS stated: “This cannot be allowed to continue. In the interests of public safety and doing everything possible to slow the spread of COVID 19, it is imperative for you to shut down greyhound racing today.”

 

Find out more about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how you can protect yourself

https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/

 

ACTION ALERT

Join us in urging the government to immediately close greyhound tracks

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar
Government Buildings,
Upper Merrion St, Dublin 2
Telephone: 01-619 4020
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]
Tweet to: http://www.twitter.com/@LeoVaradkar
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Simon Harris, TD
Minister for Health
Phone: 01-6354000
Email: [email protected]
Leave a comment on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeputySimonHarris
Tweet: https://twitter.com/SimonHarrisTD

Michael Creed TD
Minister for Agriculture
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +353 (0)1-607 2000 or LoCall 1890-200510.
Leave a comment on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michaelcreedtd
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STOP THE STATE FUNDING FOR GREYHOUND RACING

Another €16.8 million of scarce public funds has been approved for greyhound racing for 2020. Since 2001, greyhound racing has received more than a quarter of a billion euros of taxpayers’ money. Please contact your local TDs and demand that they vote against this funding. Visit the Oireachtas website for contact details for TDs https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/members/tds/…

Urge the leaders of Fine Gael and Fianna Fail (who back the grants every year) to stop the funding and redirect the money to the many worthy causes crying out for funding.

Leo Varadkar
Leader, Fine Gael
Telephone: 01-619 4020
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]
Tweet to: http://www.twitter.com/@LeoVaradkar
Leave a comment on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeoVaradkar

Micheál Martin
Leader, Fianna Fail
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 021-432 0088
Leave a comment on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/michealmartintd/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/@MichealMartinTD

Please sign and share petitions

Irish Government: Stop Giving Millions of Euro to Cruel Greyhound Industry
https://www.change.org/p/irish-government-stop-giving-milli…

Stop supporting the cruel greyhound industry
https://www.change.org/p/stop-supporting-the-cruel-greyhoun…

Ban Blood Sports in Ireland Now
https://www.change.org/petitions/ban-blood-sports-in-ireland

Ireland – Ban cruel hare coursing
www.change.org/p/ireland-ban-cruel-hare-coursing

GAA: Stop club fundraisers at greyhound tracks
https://www.change.org/p/gaa-stop-club-fundraisers-at-greyh…

Tell Gain Pet Nutrition to Stop Sponsoring Greyhound Racing
https://www.change.org/p/jimtracy-glanbia-ie-tell-gain-pet-…

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Source: Ban Bloodsports

Link: https://www.facebook.com/463547953760768/posts/2803598213089052/?d=n

COVID-19 virus – GREY2K USA Worldwide want to offer you our friendship, support and thanks

COVID-19 virus – GREY2K USA Worldwide want to offer you our friendship, support and thanks

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Dear Friends,

As the world struggles to understand and address the threat of the COVID-19 virus, we at GREY2K USA Worldwide want to offer you our friendship, support and thanks.

We also want to let you know what is happening to greyhounds at racetracks during this challenging time.

Thankfully, half of the Florida tracks had already closed and now Orange Park and the Palm Beach Kennel Club have followed suit.

Daytona will soon join the list, with its last race scheduled for March 28.

The remaining three are “playing it by ear.”

The Arkansas track has closed down along with both West Virginia tracks as well as the only operational facilities in Texas and Iowa.

Scotland’s Shawfield has closed until further notice.

In Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK, tracks are closed to the public but races continue.

Mexico and Vietnam have announced no change in activities.

You may follow this evolving situation on GREY2K’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

For the moment, our hope for all of you is to stay home with your family, two and four-footed.

Studies show that the love of companion animals reduces stress and contributes to overall human health.

So hug your hound today.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Christine A. Dorchak, Esq.

President

GREY2K USA Worldwide

 

Carey M. Theil

Executive Director

GREY2K USA Worldwide

 

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Source: GREY2K

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Portugal – 18 ‘severely undernourished’ galgos discovered

Portugal – 18 ‘severely undernourished’ galgos discovered

Bullfighter arrested for animal abuse after 18 ‘severely undernourished’ Galgos discovered on property. 

The situation of these galgos in Portugal is even worse than it was for the Macau greyhounds, says Albano Martins who led the successful campaign to save the Macau greyhounds.
 
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