Cystic Fibrosis Ireland urged to reject greyhound track fundraiser
30 May 2017
Cystic Fibrosis Ireland is being urged to reject a "Night at the Dogs for CF" fundraiser at Youghal greyhound track next month.
Given the animal cruelty inherent in the Irish greyhound industry (dogs injured, killed, drugged, dumped and thousands missing every year), it is very inappropriate for any charity to associate with greyhound racing. Fundraisers at greyhound tracks are helping to fund this dying industry - the track takes a significant commission from tickets sold by the charity, takes the full amount from tickets sold at the door and also profits from the sale of food and drink on the night.
There are countless fundraising alternatives for charities which do not involve the exploitation of animals.
As we call on CF to reject the greyhound track fundraiser, we are also renewing our appeal to the government to stop giving millions of euros of scarce public money to the greyhound industry (€16 million in 2017 and around a quarter of a billion euro since 2001) and instead divert it to worthy charities and community groups.
Don't support fundraisers at greyhound tracks. If you wish to support the charity, make a direct donation instead and appeal to the charity to stop fundraising at tracks.
Join us in appealing to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland to show compassion and reject this greyhound track fundraiser.
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Irish Government: Stop Giving Millions of Euro to Cruel Greyhound Industry
Tell the Irish Government to stop wasting precious public funds on this dying industry.
Minister for Finance
Telephone: +353 (0)1-6764735
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 (0)1-6194020
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Michael Creed TD
Minister for Agriculture
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: +353 (0)1-607 2000 or LoCall 1890-200510.
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