Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Irish Greyhound Industry: Irish Coursing Club

Photo of Brian StanleyBrian Stanley (Laois, Sinn Fein)
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There is a concern that large numbers of greyhounds are being bred that are surplus to requirements. Some of the 12 greyhounds in the recent case had been used in racing. If the industry is well regulated, it is a matter of concern that some of the people involved in the sector, be it in coursing or track racing, which falls under the remit of the Irish Greyhound Board, decided to move these dogs outside the country or on to a third party to have them moved out of the country. What can the ICC do to curtail or stop this practice?