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Thursday, 24 October 2019

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Greyhound Industry Data

Photo of Maureen O'SullivanMaureen O'Sullivan (Dublin Central, Independent)
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201. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 79 of 15 October 2019, the number of runners, greyhounds injured, greyhounds that died or were put to sleep and the causes of the injuries and deaths in each greyhound track for the period 1 January 2019 to date in 2019, by month in tabular form. [43886/19]

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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Bord na gCon is a commercial state body, established under the Greyhound Industry Act, 1958 chiefly to control greyhound racing and to improve and develop the greyhound industry.  Bord na gCon is a body corporate and a separate legal entity to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. 

Please see attached the requested details in tabular form as supplied to me by Bord na gCon.  

Instances of fatalities in greyhounds at stadia are extremely rare and are regrettable when they do occur. I have received assurances from Bord na gCon that best practice regarding veterinary care and advice is followed in every case.


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