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Greyhounds at City Hall as Boris is urged to save Wimbledon track

Hundreds of supporters of greyhound racing assembled with their dogs outside City Hall on Monday to demonstrate their backing for the future of the Wimbledon track.

Greyhounds at City Hall as Boris is urged to save Wimbledon track
Greyhounds at City Hall as Boris is urged to save Wimbledon track
Greyhounds at City Hall as Boris is urged to save Wimbledon track
Greyhounds at City Hall as Boris is urged to save Wimbledon track
The Irish government has written to Boris Johnson highlighting the importance of greyhound racing to the Irish economy
Sir Edward Lister
Sir Edward Lister restated Boris Johnson's in-principle support for the future of dog racing in Wimbledon

Deputy Mayor of London Sir Edward Lister met the campaigners outside City Hall and accepted a letter to Boris Johnson sent by the Irish government and presented by Ray Butler TD.

The event was described as a 'show of passion' rather than a protest and was intended to encourage the Mayor to continue his previously stated support for the future of greyhound racing in the capital.

Irish businessman Paschal Taggart is proposing a new greyhound stadium to replace the current facilities but the site's owners Galliard Homes and Risk Capital favour a bigger housing development along with the prospect of a new football ground for AFC Wimbledon.

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