From ANIMAL PEOPLE, June 2011:
DUBLIN–Irish racing greyhounds will not soon be exported to
China, Irish agriculture minister Shane McEntee told the Dail [Irish
parliament] on May 3, 2011, but the announcement did not end the
efforts of greyhound racing opponents to deter Irish investment in
trying to develop a Chinese greyhound racing industry.
McEntee, a member of the Fine Gael majority, responded to a
question asked from the Dail floor by Labour Party member Joe
Costello. Asking if McEntee would allow the export of greyhounds to
China, Costello noted that China “has no animal welfare legislation
and no regulation, supervision or mechanism for protecting such
animals. There is no ban on killing dogs there,” Costello
emphasized, “and we are all aware that some dogs are eaten.
Obviously there is considerable scope for abuse.”