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11 April 2001 Issue
Greyhound Racing Around the World

contributed by herma.caelen@win.be 

The Irish Greyhound

* Did you know that greyhounds are classified as "commercial" and exempt from "normal" dog treatment?
* Did you know Ireland is known as the foremost greyhound breeding country in the world.
* Did you know it is estimated that approximately 14,000 greyhounds are "disposed of" in Ireland each year. (not counting those tied to rocks and drowned, left to starve to death or dumped in isolated regions)
* Did you know that rabbits and kittens are used to "blood" greyhounds?
* Did you know approximately 20,000 greyhound puppies are registered each year in Ireland. The number actually born each year is higher, but many "unpromising" dogs are disposed of before registration time.
* Did you know about half of those registered are exported to the UK and the United States, Spain, Vietnam and elsewhere.
* Did you know that many Irish greyhounds end up in Spain and Vietnam, in horrific conditions and more horrific deaths?
* Did you know Greyhounds sales held monthly in Limerick, Cork and Dublin result in the sale of dogs to unscrupulous buyers who subject these unfortunate animals to untold cruelty.
* Did you know that when they are no longer "needed," many are given over to "cut and kill" "surgical practice" and vivisection experiments?

For further information see
IRISH ANIMALS ON THE WEB
http://www.irishanimals.com/action/greyhounds.html

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