GRAI has been informed that three greyhounds have been identified and that Bord na gCon (Irish Greyhound Board) along with the Gardaí are in the process of interviewing the owners. GRAI is glad to hear that the Bord na gCon is taking this very seriously and we hope they will use the full force of the law now available to them in terms of the recently introduced Greyhound Welfare Act.
GRAI has also asked for the Bord na gCon to put greater investment into the promotion of greyhounds as pets, as well as promoting responsible ownership amongst breeders, trainers and owners, so that greyhounds are not disposed of when they either do not make the grade or retire from racing. Although sadly the over breeding of greyhounds inevitable results in the disposal of many of these dogs. We will await the outcome of the Bord na gCon’s investigation and keep everyone updated. The story has also recently been covered on RTÉ News.