Our open letter:
Dear Minister Creed,
We regretfully inform you of the sad news that Irish greyhound High Maintenance has died. You mightn't remember but he was one of the dogs exported to the notorious & cruel #Canidrome stadium in Macau. You yourself were told on numerous occasions that these dogs were going to die there yet you stood back & let it happen.
We're writing to you as we & many others already have on numerous occasions, to tell you about the Canidrome. As we've already said, the stadium houses as many as 800 distressed greyhounds at a time & there's a shocking estimated 30 killed there every month, like clockwork. No dog makes it out of the Canidrome alive. We’ve all told you about this hell hole for greyhounds so many times that in reality you couldn’t but be aware of it.
We're writing to commend you too as it can’t be denied that you have some talent in regard to ignoring the reality of this situation. You’ve impressed us all with how little you care but that time is over. Dogs are dying & you have the power to stop it & we urge you to show some compassion & do so. We're writing to you with the news of another dead greyhound, 1 you could have helped were you not so desperately trying not to rock the boat with your friends in the Irish Greyhound Board.
We're writing to you on behalf of a scared dog sent to 1000's of miles away called High Maintenance. This dog died because the people who had the power to save him couldn’t care less. We're writing to you on behalf of all the greyhounds who suffered before him & those who haven’t met the same fate as him just yet.
We're writing to you, our seemingly compassionless minister, to ask (again) for you to #bangreyhoundexports and stop the suffering of Irish greyhounds in China. You’ve already been responsible for the death & suffering of many dogs, but there is still time to save others. Ban greyhound exports now to all countries with no animal welfare, there’s no excuse for allowing this abuse to continue.
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