Tuesday January 28, 2020

Secret report: Board knew injured greyhounds forced to race

The revelation will increase concern about animal welfare in the sport after it was reported last week that the IGB knows up to 6,000 greyhounds are being killed each year because they are not fast enough

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
30th June, 2019

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) is aware that injured dogs are being forced to run in races, a secret report obtained by The Sunday Business Post shows.

The revelation will increase concern about animal welfare in the sport after it was reported last week that the IGB knows up to 6,000 greyhounds are being killed each year because they are not fast enough. RTÉ Investigates obtained a confidential business-analysis report prepared for the board by...

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