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ISPCA supports proposed amendment to the Welfare of Greyhounds Act

The ISPCA is delighted to join forces with Dogs Trust Ireland to support the proposed amendment to the Welfare of Greyhounds Act (2011) which was introduced today as a Private Members Bill by Tommy Broughan TD.

We would like to thank Deputy Broughan for introducing this Bill which has come about due to the concerns of the general public and Irish animal welfare organisations (including ISPCA, Dogs Trust and Irish Blue Cross) about the export of greyhounds to countries with poor animal welfare records.

The ISPCA is completely opposed to the export of greyhounds to countries that have poor animal welfare provision. The attempted export of 24 greyhounds to the Yat Yuen Canidrome in Macau, China in last year was a reminder that no control over the export of greyhounds exists at the moment. The Bill seeks to introduce a ‘white list’ of countries to which greyhounds can legally be exported to. This list would be drafted by the animal welfare members of the International Greyhound Forum (including ISPCA, Dogs Trust and Irish Blue Cross) and Bord na gCon and would consist of countries which meet minimum standards for the welfare of greyhounds and to which the licensed export of Irish greyhounds would be allowed.

 

The ISPCA is urging its supporters to contact their TD and ask them to support Deputy Broughan’s Bill and let’s put an end to the export of greyhounds to countries with poor animal welfare records. For more information, please visit http://www.tommybroughan.com/broughan-introduces-bill-to-control-export-of-greyhounds/

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