Monday November 30, 2020

Upping the Ante: Is greyhound racing becoming an endangered species?

Fans are all set for the Irish Greyhound Derby at Shelbourne Park this week – but here, as in Britain, the sport is struggling overall

12th August, 2018
Shelbourne Park

When the Irish Greyhound Derby takes place later this week at Shelbourne Park, it would be no harm to ask the hardened aficionados where they would place the industry if it were analysed via the animal kingdom’s conservation status scale.

There are seven categories: extinct, extinct in the wild, critically endangered, endangered, vulnerable, near threatened, conservation dependent and least concern. One could make a case for most of the septet.

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