GREYHOUND RESCUE Association of Ireland will host their 6th Annual Walk for Greyhounds on 19 June at Farmleigh – Phoenix Park, Dublin. The Walk aims to further promote greyhound adoption in Ireland, which has gained growing, and continued, support from international celebrities – some of whom will be joining in on the day. Read more
RTÉ asked GRAI to provide an article about greyhounds as pets for their special pet issue of the popular weekly RTÉ Guide, and our PR Officer, Richard King, was quick to comply! Being featured in Ireland’s best selling magazine is a great opportunity to promote greyhounds as pets, as well as our upcoming Walk for Greyhounds on June 19th. Read more
The leading independent greyhound rescue and welfare organisations in England, Wales and Ireland have joined forces to call for action on the number of racing greyhounds being bred and entering the sport.
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
ALARMING NEWS of recent concerns for the welfare of Irish greyhounds include three young Irish greyhounds exported to China – to race at the Macau Canidrome greyhound track, the only legal greyhound track in China. Read more
Greyhound Rescue Association Ireland (GRAI) is pleased to announce our 6th annual Walk for Greyhounds will be taking place Sunday 19th June 2016 at Farmleigh at Phoenix Park in Dublin. We look forward to a great turnout of greyhound supporters and enthusiasts coming together to show their #Grá4Greyhounds and help promote greyhounds as pets in Ireland.Read more
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 RESCUE Association of Ireland is pleased to see recent Disqualification/Exclusion Orders imposed and published by the Irish Greyhound Board – we see the Orders as a forward step for greyhound welfare. Read more
There has been prominent coverage this week of ongoing issues with the greyhound racing industry in the UK and the estimated 3700 dogs that are still disappearing annually at the end of their racing careers. Headlines in the Sun, the Times and the Independent newspapers were prompted by the publication of the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee report on Greyhound welfare published this month. There are around 15,000 active racing greyhounds in the UK today and it is estimated up to 80% of these greyhounds would have been bred in Ireland. Read more