GO TO GREYHOUND CRUELTY ON CARE2

  • by: andy falconer
  • target: Owen Paterson,secretary of state.David Heath,minister of state for agriculture and food

PLEASE GIVE SUPPORT TO THE EX-RACERS AND THE ONES WHO JUST DON'T MAKE THE GRADE.

 OVER 25,000 GREYHOUND PUPPIES ARE REGISTERED EVERY YEAR IN THE BRITISH ISLES. THE NUMBER BRED IS ACTUALLY MANY THOUSANDS MORE THAN THIS,WHEN TAKING INTO ACCOUNT PUPPIES THAT NEVER GET REGISTERED AND THOSE KILLED BY BREEDERS AT A VERY YOUNG AGE.THOUSANDS OF GREYHOUND PUPPIES AND YOUNG DOGS ARE PUT TO DEATH BECAUSE THEY FAIL TO REACH RACING STANDARDS.

SADLY, IT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE TO AVOID THE CONCLUSION THAT AT LEAST 20,000 GREYHOUNDS   BRED ANUALLY TO SUPPLY THE DEMANDS OF THE BRITISH GREYHOUND RACING INDUSTRY END UP BEING PUT TO SLEEP OR KILLED BY OTHER, MORE HORRIFIC METHODS IN ORDER TO AVOID VETINARY FEES.


THIS AMOUNTS TO THE KILLING OF MORE THAN 50 GREYHOUNDS EVERY DAY!!!!

  DOGS WHICH ACTUALLY MAKE IT TO THE TRACK ARE VERY LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE SUFFERING DURING THEIR RACING CAREERS. It HAS BEEN ESTIMATED THAT GREYHOUNDS RUNNING ON BRITISH TRACKS SUSTAIN MORE THAN 12,000 INJURIES EVERY YEAR AND THAT 10% OF DOGS THAT RACE ARE ALREADY SUFFERING FROM INJURIES.

  AT LEAST 10,000 GREYHOUNDS RETIRE FROM RACING IN BRITAIN EVERY YEAR, AT AN AVERAGE AGE OF JUST 2 YEARS OLD. THIS IS EITHER BECAUSE OF INJURY OR BECAUSE THEY ARE JUDGED TO BE NO LONGER GOOD ENOUGH, OR PROFITABLE ENOUGH TO RACE.
TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOGS ARE DISPOSED OF EVERY YEAR - BY THE BRITISH RACING INDUSTRY BECAUSE THEY FAIL TO MAKE THE GRADE AS RACERS OR WHEN THEIR RACING DAYS ARE FINISHED

THE NATIONAL GREYHOUND RACING CLUB (NGRC) HAS
RULES STATING THAT ALL RETIRED DOGS SHOULD BECOME PETS OR BE SENT TO RETIREMENT HOMES.

THE GREYHOUND RESCUE CHARITIES, DOG REHOMING CENTRES ETC, CAN ACCOUNT FOR APPROXIMATELY 4,000 DOGS LEAVING THOUSANDS JUST ''DISAPPEARING''.  THIS DISAPPEARANCE DOES INCLUDE DOGS BEING TAKEN AWAY FROM TRACKS FOR £10 AND DISPOSED OFF. THIS WOULD COST TRAINER £70 TO HAVE THE DOG HUMANELY PUT TO SLEEP.

ONE MAN WAS CONVICTED OF KILLING UP TO 10000 GREYHOUNDS WITH A BOLT GUN (NO FIREARMS LICENSE REQUIRED) OVER 15 YEARS. HE WAS FINED JUST £2000.

TRAINERS AND OWNERS ARE OUT TO MAKE BIG MONEY ON THIS BARBARIC SPORT.  THEY ARE NOT GOING TO WASTE MONEY ON A COMMODITY THAT IS NO LONGER USEFUL. THERE IS DOCUMENTED CASES OF DOGS BEING FOUND HANGING FROM TREES, TIED BELOW THE WATER LINE, HAD THEIR EARS CUT OFF TO REMOVE IDENTITY TATTOOS, TIED TO TREES AND LEFT TO STARVE.
 
THIS BARBARIC TREATMENT TO ONE OF THE NOBLEST OF ANIMALS HAPPENS WORLD WIDE ON A DAILY BASIS. IT IS RIFE IN USA, SPAIN IRELAND IN FACT EVERYWHERE WHERE THERE IS A RACE TRACK.

SOME PICTURES CAN BE FOUND AT http://www.greyhoundaction.org.uk/
Click on uk (top left), or international(top right)
FACT SHEET 7,fact sheets in top red banner, THESE PICTURES ARE NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED,THERE ARE MANY MORE SITES DEPICTING THESE SHOCKING DISPLAYS OF CRUELTY.


OR HAVE A LOOK AT THIS POWER POINT PRESENTATION, THE PRESENTATION IS SHOCKING, BUT MOST PEOPLE DON'T REALISE THE EXTENT OF THE CRUELTY AND SUFFERING.(click on each page to move forward)
http://www.greyhoundaction.org.uk/powerpoint/doglovers.pps

GREYHOUND RACING IS ONE OF THE MOST GAMBLED ON SPORTS IN THE WORLD,IN THE BIG MONEY WORLD OF DOG RACING, THE BOOKIES RAKE IN OVER2billion FROM THIS ''SPORT'', BUT LITTLE GOES BACK INTO CARING FOR THE DOGS, MANY OF WHOM ARE RETIRED BEFORE THE AGE OF FOUR BUT COULD HAVE ANOTHER 10 YEARS OF ACTIVE LIFE LEFT,  MANY TRACKS ARE IN FACT OWNED BY THE MAJOR BOOKMAKERS,WILLIAM HILL ETC,YET THE "ATHLETES "ARE JUST DISPOSED OF WHEN NO LONGER NEEDED.

IMAGINE IF THIS CRUELTY HAPPENED TO ANY OTHER TYPE OF ANIMALS, I.E. HORSES, LABRADOR DOGS, POODLES, THERE WOULD BE A WORLD WIDE OUTCRY AND IT WOULD BE STOPPED,FULL  STOP.

IN EGYPTIAN TIMES, THE DEATH OF A GREYHOUND WAS EQUAL TO THE DEATH OF A HUMAN. THESE DOGS WERE SO HIGHLY REGARDED THAT THEY WERE MUMMIFIED AND BURIED IN FAMILY TOMBS.GREYHOUNDS WERE ALSO WORSHIPPED IN ANCIENT GREECE AND IN ANCIENT ROME.


 THEY ARE THE ONLY BREED OF DOG MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE. Proverbs 30, verses 29 to 31.


GREYHOUNDS MAKE THE MOST ADORABLE COMPANIONS, AND THE LOVE THEY SHOW YOU WHEN YOU RESCUE ONE AND TAKE IT HOME IS SECOND TO NONE.

IT IS TIME TO STOP THIS MINDLESS VIOLENCE AND GIVE ONE OF THE MOST GENTLE AND LOVING BREEDS ON EARTH A CHANCE TO LIVE OUT ITS FULL LIFE IN A LOVING HOME.

THE ONLY WAY TO PREVENT THE MASSIVE SUFFERING AND KILLING OF GREYHOUNDS CAUSED BY THE GREYHOUND INDUSTRY IS FOR GREYHOUND RACING TO BE ABOLISHED.


PLEASE DO NOT SUPPORT, OR ATTEND GREYHOUND RACING, AND PLEASE NEVER BET ON A GREYHOUND RACE.

MANY PEOPLE DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE INJURIES SUFFERED TO GREYHOUNDS WHILE RACING ETC, PLEASE WATCH THE FOLLOWING VIDEO, AND THEN DECIDE WHETHER THIS BARBARIC SPORT IS WORTH WATCHING OR ATTENDING
http://greytexploitations.com/resources-and-reports/dying-to-entertain-you



THE ENCOURAGING NEWS IS  GREYHOUND RACING HAS LOST 500,000 RACEGOERS IN THE LAST 5 YEARS ... AND LAST YEAR GREYHOUND BREEDING FELL BY 13% RESULTING IN 5000 LESS DOGS BEING KILLED!!!!


IF YOU CAN GO ON LINE AND BUY SOMETHING TO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GREYHOUND CHARITY - FANTASTIC.  BUT EVEN BETTER IF YOU CAN SPONSOR OR ADOPT A GREYHOUND THINK OF THE LIFE YOU HAVE SAVED. 

PLEASE CAN YOU GIVE YOUR SUPPORT TO STOP GREYHOUND CRUELTY BY SIGNING THE PETITION BELOW AND PASS ON TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY

THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ THIS, AND HOPEFULLY FORWARDING IT ON, EVERY SIGNATURE HELPS.

THANK YOU FROM ALL THE GREYHOUNDS.

Update #12 years ago
Thanks everyone for your support and for signing the petition- stop greyhound cruelty- I am overwhelmed with the response. Thanks from me and the greyhounds. Andy
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