years ago this April, Jill Robinson first walked onto a bear bile farm. On that day in April 1993, Jill could have walked away, but she chose to act and do what she could. Today, you also have a choice. If everyone reading this donated just US$20, it would pay for the care of over 150 bears at our China sanctuary for a full year. Please help us celebrate 20 years of progress. Donate US$20 today (or whatever you can afford).
Agreement by IGB not to export greyhounds to China
Animals Asia is delighted to learn that IGB plans to export greyhounds from Ireland to China have not been approved by the Irish Government. We are still concerned about the potential development of a greyhound racing industry in China and we will continue to work with animal welfare organisations within China and internationally to oppose such development plans on the grounds of animal welfare.
Please see this statement released by the Minister of State, Shane McEntee, TD on 3rd May:
"The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is aware that Bord na gCon is exploring possible business opportunities in China and has been in contact with the Department in this regard. I would like to inform the House that today I met the Chairman and Chief Executive of Bord na gCon to discuss the proposal. I made it clear to Bord na gCon that I am not in a position to approve the project as presented. It was agreed that Bord na gCon would modify its proposal to exclude the export of greyhounds from Ireland but would continue to explore possibilities of developing the proposal to assist in the management of greyhound racing in China."
The full text of The Adjournment Debate can be downloaded here.