Wednesday 20 September 2017

Irish greyhound owners bite back

John Daly (Letters, March 27) and Mark O'Brien (Letters, March 29) make similar and wholly unsubstantiated claims that greyhounds who retire from a racing career are badly treated.

These claims are based on nothing more than hearsay and are upsetting to the tens of thousands of people for whom greyhound racing is a sport, a livelihood and a way of life.

Over the past 10 years, on average, about 22,000 greyhounds per year have been born in Ireland. On average, about 8,000 were sold annually to owners and trainers in the UK.

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