Greyhound racing causes the abuse of nearly 50,000 greyhounds across the globe every year. Many are simply killed once they stop winning. As many as 17,000 young, healthy dogs are destroyed each year in Australia, and over 68,000 have been killed over the last dozen years. In the United Kingdom, one man alone shot to death 10,000 unwanted greyhounds.
Help us stop this madness.
Commercial greyhound racing was first invented in the United States, but now exists in eight countries at nearly 150 tracks. That means tens of thousands of dogs all over the world spend their lives in tiny cages, deprived of vet care, drugged, starved and abused before being killed.
Despite having some regulations, 14,000 dog injuries have been reported in the US alone since 2008. Common injuries include broken legs, broken backs, paralysis, seizures and head trauma. Some dogs are even electrocuted during races.
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Commercial dog racing is currently legal in Australia, China (SAR of Macau), Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam. Please sign our petition to the leaders of these countries demanding an end to dog racing now!
I am writing to urge you to support legislation to end the cruelty of greyhound racing.
Did you know that greyhound racing spells suffering for nearly 50,000 greyhounds all across the globe each year? They are forced to live in tiny cages, deprived of vet care, drugged, starved and abused, then simply killed. When let out to race, they suffer serious injuries like broken legs, broken backs, paralysis, seizures and head trauma. Many are simply killed when they stop winning.
Thankfully, commercial greyhound racing is a dying industry that remains legal and operational in just eight jurisdictions: Australia, China (SAR of Macau), Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam. Please help save dogs and work to end this cruelty in your country now.