Greyhound trainer banned for doping dogs with steroid Stanozolol

Greyhound trainer banned for doping dogs with steroid Stanozolol

INVESTIGATION BY THE IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD PURSUANT TO SECTION 43 OF THE IRISH GREYHOUND INDUSTRY ACT 1958

The Irish Greyhound Board wishes to advise that the following sanctions have been imposed on Licensed Trainer Mr Michael Delahunty, Fahee, Kilmacow, Co Kilkenny, pursuant to an Investigation carried out under section 43 of the Greyhound Industry Act 1958 in relation to the seizure of illegal animal remedies from his training premises and subsequent adverse analytical findings of stanozolol in greyhounds under his care and control: 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

Breach of Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011 – Restriction on Breeding

Breach of Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011 – Restriction on Breeding

AT LEAST one greyhound entered in the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby 2015 was bred unlawfully. Greyhound Rescue Association of Ireland is aware of at least two greyhound mothers who have been overbred, breaching the Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011 – Article 11 restriction on breeding. Under Article 11 of the Act a greyhound can have a maximum of eight litters – six litters with a further two litters authorised if certified by a veterinary practitioner where the further two litters will not pose a risk to the health or welfare of the greyhound. The Irish Coursing Club, keepers of the Stud Book, are not permitted to enter more than eight litters from a greyhound mother into the Irish Greyhound Stud Book. Read more

Enforcement of the Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011

Enforcement of the Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011

The Irish Greyhound Board announced on 30 June 2015 that a successful prosecution was brought against Paul Nolan under the Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011 on 25 June 2015. Paul Nolan was ordered to pay a fine of €2,500, plus €1,500 costs, for failing to comply with a Welfare Notice given by the IGB in November 2014 on two counts: That provisions of food and water must be given to greyhounds on a daily basis, and that Paul Nolan could not keep greyhounds on his premises after 5 December 2014. Read more