Saturday, April 14, 2012
greyhound treatment in Ireland
13 Apr 2012 - Police in Limerick have launched an investigation, after the decomposed bodies of at least six greyhounds were discovered in a quarry in Ballyagran. It is understood the dogs were shot in the head.
Two greyhounds - a black bitch and a fawn dog - were killed recently as their bodies are not decomposed. They both appear to have been killed by an impact to the head. There are other greyhound bodies in the quarry. Limerick Animal Welfare estimates another seven or eight but the terrain is very overgrown and a proper search may reveal more. These dogs did not need to die. There were nearly 3,500 registered greyhound litters in Ireland in 2011 and up to 10,000 disappear every year.