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Greyhound body accused of trying to silence whistleblowers

Dog breeders’ federation claims the ‘breakaway group’ was formed to remove concerned voices

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

28th July, 2019

The chairman of the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has been accused of interfering with an independent breeders body in an effort to silence whistleblowers raising concerns about doping and animal welfare.

The Irish Greyhound Owners and Breeders Federation (IGOBF) claim that a breakaway group was formed in order to remove the voice of members who had criticised the IGB.

A statement from the chairman of the original IGOBF, Tony Walsh, last week said that the...

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