Greyhound racing is an unacceptable 'sport' in Ireland, where beautiful animals are forced to compete against each other.%uFFFD When some fail or end their careers they are treated in the most horrible ways, also resulting in death. The "death sentence" is closer to a punishment for "failing", and the animals have to endure horrific deaths, like being drowned, beaten, hung, not to mention the tortures and mutilations prior to this.
This is a petition to the Irish Government Minister work towards a ban on this horrible activity. %uFFFDWe petiton the Irish Government to ban greyhound racing. %uFFFDAs there is no proper reason for it to continue.
We the undersigned would plead with you to take serious action against the abuse of greyhounds used for racing and the racing itself. It was reported in the Irish Times of 1st August 2008 that a number of dead greyhounds were found terribly mutilated in a pool of water. The horrible action taken against these animals was in no doubt related to racing careers of these dogs. It is commonly known that many of these dogs are abused due to underperformance or injuries sustained while racing.
We petition you to ban this 'sport', as it is immoral and immoral to allow it to continue. There is no proper reason for its continuation and we hope that you will listen to the voices of those who have signed this petition.
I thank you kindly for taking the time to consider this and hope to hear of action being taken to end this blight once and for all.
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