Further Irish Greyhounds to be sent to race in Macau

Further Irish Greyhounds to be sent to race in Macau

Update! As of 8pm May 12th, the 24 Irish greyhounds will not be flying to Macau! Due to public pressure and social media coverage, the greyhounds intended to fly to Macau tonight have been turned away. Their current location is unknown but we will update when we have further details. 

Greyhound Rescue Association of Ireland is alarmed and disappointed by news that 24 more greyhounds have recently left Ireland, destined for the Yat Yuen Canidrome racetrack in Macau. Read more

Greyhound Doping – Stanozolol Use Continues

Greyhound Doping – Stanozolol Use Continues

27 March 2016

DISCIPLINARY HEARING results from the Greyhound Board of Great Britain in March 2016 show details of the continued use of the prohibited substance, Stanozolol, in Irish greyhounds. Professor Tim Morris – independent advisor to the GBGB Regulatory Board, who, in 2014, led the Irish Greyhound Board review of anti-doping and medication procedures – gave evidence that stanozolol is “a Class C Controlled drug which is not available as a veterinary medicine in the UK or Ireland the importation of which into the EU would, in his opinion, not be permitted. Stanozolol is a frequently abused anabolic steroid which affects dogs in terms of building muscle. It has many serious side effects and studies suggest that its effect can be long lasting. It is by its nature a substance that could affect the performance of a greyhound or could prejudice its well-being.” Read more

Greyhound Welfare Enhancement Recommendations from the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Greyhound Welfare Enhancement Recommendations from the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

31 January 2016

GREYHOUND RESCUE Association of Ireland welcomes the recommendations for welfare enhancement in the Final Report from the Joint Committee, released January 2016. The Report follows their meeting held on 20 November 2015 with the Minister of State for the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine – who has responsibility for the greyhound industry – Tom Hayes, Bord na gCon, and greyhound owners/breeders. Read more

Greyhound Friends International Welfare Update – Delaware

Greyhound Friends International Welfare Update – Delaware

17 October 2015

GREYHOUND FRIENDS Inc. hosted their annual International Update, on 8 to 12 October 2015, with speakers: Richard King of Greyhound Rescue Association of Ireland; Norma Fogerty of Limerick Animal Welfare; Silvia Barrozo of Proyecto Galgo Argentina; Anna Clements of SOS Galgos(Barcelona); and Louise Coleman, Founder of Greyhound Friends Inc. Massachusetts. Read more

Greyhound Rescue Association of Ireland response to the Bord na gCon Consultation on Proposed Regulatory Reform – Phase 2

Greyhound Rescue Association of Ireland response to the Bord na gCon Consultation on Proposed Regulatory Reform – Phase 2

7th September 2015

THE IRISH Greyhound Board state they recognise the importance of the highest standards of integrity, and transparency – in their Phase 2 Consultation on Proposed Regulatory Reform.

There are continued breaches of the Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011, and GRAI is disappointed at the lacklustre willingness from authorities to address such breaches, and uphold integrity and transparency – especially after the 2014 report by Indecon, on the serious failures of the IGB. Read more