Give Greyhounds a better life

   
Every year at least 10,000 greyhounds retire from racing in the UK> Many of these simply 'disappear'.

Racing greyhounds may face a number of welfare issues during their lives including:-

* Overbreeding leading to thousands of unwanted dogs being killed.
* Injuries caused by inappropriate track surface and design.
* Being abandoned and killed when they don't make the grade.

  When they retire greyhounds meet one of 9 fates, 6 of which are totally unacceptable.
  1. Abandoned and end up being taken to the local pound.
  2. Abandoned and die.
  3. Abandoned and then found by a member of the public and kept as a pet.
  4. Abandoned and found by a rescue organisation and rehomed.
  5. Killed by their owner.
  6. Euthanased by a vet.
     The acceptable alternatives to this are:-
  1. Kept by their owner as a pet.
  2. Rehomed to a good home by their owner.
  3. Handed to a rescue organisation and then rehomed.
     We want independent tracks to be licensed by local authorities and for them to be responsible for their greyhounds and lurchers even after retirement by ensuring that their dogs are either kept as pets or rehomed adequately.

   Please sign this petition and help improve the lives of racing greyhounds in the UK
      We the undersigned urge you to introduce a new law to protect racing greyhounds and lurchers. Every year at least 10,000 greyhounds are retired from racing with the fate of many of these unknown.

     When they retire greyhounds and lurchers meet one of nine fates, six of which are totally unacceptable.
  1. Abandoned and end up being taken to the local pound.
  2. Abandoned and die.
  3. Abandoned and then found by a member of the public and kept as a pet.
  4. Abandoned and found by a rescue organisation and rehomed.
  5. Killed by their owner.
  6. Euthanased by a vet.
     The acceptable alternatives to this are:-
  1. Kept by their owner as a pet.
  2. Rehomed to a good home by their owner.
  3. Handed to a rescue organisation and then rehomed.
     We want independent tracks to be licensed by local authorities and for them to be responsible for their greyhounds and lurchers even after retirement by ensuring that their dogs are either kept as pets or rehomed adequately.

     Thank you for taking the time to read this letter,
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