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Irish Greyhound Board confirms it has withdrawn funding from the Rose of Tralee




The Irish Greyhound Board and Kingdom Greyhound Stadium has confirmed that it has withdrawn financial support for this year’s Rose of Tralee.

In a statement the Irish Greyhound Board said that they have regretfully decided to withdraw funding following recent online threats made against organisers and participating Roses.

They added even though they acknowledge the right to protest, they believe that it should be done in a peaceful manner.

The latest developments come as the board board has come in for strong criticism after a recent comes after a recent RTÉ investiges programme found that as many as 6,000 greyhounds are killed each year once they fail to perform on the track.

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