Jasper the Greyhound, who works as a therapy dog at St Joseph's, was among those who came out for the demonstration this evening
Last week, RTE Investigates shocked the nation when the programme revealed the shocking treatment that many greyhounds suffer should they be too slow to race.
Today, a group of approximately people gathered outside Longford Greyhound Stadium, outnumbering those who went in to watch the dogs race.
Crowds of people have gathered outside Longford Greyhound Stadium to protest greyhound racing this evening pic.twitter.com/GbRS7B5BK5— Longford Leader (@Longford_Leader) July 1, 2019
Speaking to the Longford Leader this evening, spokesperson for Greyhound Action Ireland Nuala Donlon expressed her delight at the level of support the demonstrators have received, with a large number of vehicles beeping horns as they drove past.
A crowd of about 80 people and dogs has gathered outside #Longford #Greyhound Stadium for a demonstration against #greyhoundracing So far they've received a lot of support from passers by who were appalled by the revelations of last week's #RTEInvestigates pic.twitter.com/6wFV89BBAl— Jessica Thompson (@jessicadotie) July 1, 2019
For more on this story, see this week's Longford Leader.