Tell the U.S. Government That Greyhounds Aren't Livestock

Greyhound racing subjects its dogs to a life of confinement, neglect and early death.

And yet, seven states in the U.S. still allow greyhound racing despite its inherent cruelty and inhumanity.

Greyhound dogs aren't the first thing to come to mind when we think of "livestock" or "livestock farming." But the U.S. government claims it cannot say whether greyhounds are livestock or not. By not strictly excluding dogs from the definition of "livestock," the government creates a loophole allowing for the continued abuse of greyhound race dogs.

Only 38 states consider greyhound racing to be illegal. Until dogs are excluded from the federal definiton of livestock, they will continue to be exploited by the states in which greyhound racing is still legal. Animal cruelty simply cannot be legal in some states and illegal in others.

Urge the U.S. Government to exclude dogs from their definition of livestock and end greyhound suffering nationwide.
Dear [Decision Maker],

Greyhound dogs are considered livestock under the current U.S. definition. Until greyhounds are excluded from the federal definition of livestock, they will continue to endure cruel and inhumane treatment by the greyhound racing industry.

Greyhound racing is illegal in only 38 states. Animal cruelty cannot be legal in some states and illegal in others. Greyhound racing should be illegal nationwide.

As a part of the racing industry, these dogs endure confinement, mistreatment, serious injury, and neglect. And these are only a few examples of the suffering inherent to the lives of greyhound racing dogs.

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I am writing to urge you to exclude dogs from the federal definition of livestock and end greyhound suffering nationwide.
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