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Legislature bans greyhound race broadcasts

A bill prohibiting the simulcasting of greyhound racing in Pennsylvania is on its way to the governor.

Greyhound racing is illegal in Pennsylvania, and House Bill 67 would prohibit greyhound races in other states from being aired in Pennsylvania.

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Animal groups seek to ban greyhound exports to Macau

Chinese animal welfare groups have urged the Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard to ban the export of greyhounds for Macau racetracks. They accuse the Canidrome of destroying healthy dogs after they are found unable to compete, South China Morning Post reported yesterday.

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Oxford’s greyhound stadium named in race to find housing sites

OXFORD’S greyhound racing stadium could be facing closure to make way for a major housing development.

A number of sites are proposed to take new homes and a city council report suggests that Oxford Stadium, in Sandy Lane, “is unlikely to continue trading” for much longer.

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Belle Vue protest

Greyhound Action North West peacefully demonstrating outside Belle Vue on 21 May. The group are raising awareness and handing out leaflets every Saturday at the above track.

This demonstration followed recent revelations by a rescue linked to Belle Vue. Please View: Rescue speaks out on cruelty to greyhounds

Greyhound racing in China

While we are relieved that Bord na gCon was denied permission to export Irish greyhounds to China, we remain alarmed that they are nevertheless going to attempt to develop and manage racetracks there. This is not just a cynical move, but a sinister one. They will have to get greyhounds from somewhere for this cruel sport.

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Greyhound board on track to manage dog racing in China

The Irish Greyhound Board is to seek permission from the Government to set up a separate international arm that could manage dog tracks in China.

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Footnote:

An official representing the Macau track is reported saying that 400 of their dogs are killed every year. It would be reasonable to assume a similar figure will be killed annually for each new stadium to open under any collaboration with the IGB.

Greyhound export plan shelved

The Irish Greyhound Board has shelved plans to export Irish greyhounds to China after the Department of Agriculture refused to approve the proposal.

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Our two main Campaign Events for 2020 are:

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