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Re: THE PLIGHT OF GREYHOUNDS!
« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2007, 11:19:57 AM »
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Re: THE PLIGHT OF GREYHOUNDS!
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2007, 06:33:27 PM »
WARNING... THIS PICTURE WILL BE UPSETTING!!!

Spanish greyhound ... murdered and dumped ... as so many faithful dogs are

 the last official greyhound track in Spain has closed ... however greyhounds are still exported to Spain for hunting and for use on unregulated rural flapping tracks.
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Re: THE PLIGHT OF GREYHOUNDS!
« Reply #33 on: October 27, 2007, 07:45:49 PM »
Oh poor baby,suffering is over now,RIP
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« Reply #34 on: October 27, 2007, 10:33:36 PM »
MY HEART GOES OUT TO THESE DOGS, BUT WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP THEM? AS LONG AS THIS REMAINS A SPORT (OF SORTS), WE CANNOT HELP THEM ALL.... SUGGESTION TO ANYBODY READY TO TAKE THIS ON, " BAN GREYHOUND BREEDING" Justine

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Re: THE PLIGHT OF GREYHOUNDS!
« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2007, 02:15:06 PM »
For the greyhounds at least, it isn´t as simple as “first past the post”. No matter how hard they try, how fast they run, ultimately they will be the losers.
So who are the winners in this sport?


The Winners!

• the greyhound industry as a whole, which generates enormous annual profits.
• The owners of the best registered dogs, who profit from prizes
• The registered dog owners who can sell the best dogs on to the independent sector, once they have no further use for them.

The Losers!

• the puppies killed because they won´t make the grade as a racer.
• The thousands and thousands of greyhounds racing in the independent sector whose welfare is not regulated.
• The dogs kept in appalling, dirty, cramped conditions.
• The injured greyhounds, many of whom go untreated.
• The dogs abandoned or killed when they can´t run fast enough to win a race.

How can you make a difference to the dogs, and help the greyhounds become the winners?

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Triple Death at Greyhound Stadium Provokes Outrage From Welfare Campaigners

Posted: 01 Jun 2009 01:00 AM PDT

Greyhound protection campaigners have renewed their calls for the closure of the dog track at Manchester’s Belle Vue Stadium after three dogs were “put down” following serious injuries this past weekend.

On Friday evening, a greyhound called Happy Hawk fell badly while racing and was carried from the track.

Then, during Saturday night’s races, a greyhound called Blue Fern was seriously injured after colliding with another dog and, in the last race of the evening, another greyhound, Liam Maldini, was also badly hurt following a collision.

All three dogs were later “put down” by a veterinary surgeon, because of the extent of their injuries.

Tony Peters, UK Co-ordinator for international greyhound protection group Greyhound Action said: “We found out about the deaths of these dogs from an official at the track, who has become sympathetic to our campaign, because he is sickened by the number of injuries to greyhounds that occur there.

“He is not happy working at Belle Vue, but we have persuaded him to continue, at least for the time being, so he can provide us with information.

“The serious injuries to these three dogs, and the subsequent ending of their lives, are just the latest incidents in a catalogue of carnage associated with Belle Vue, which our local branch have dubbed the ‘Stadium of Death’.

“Details obtained by greyhound protection campaigners under the Freedom of Information Act indicate that over 40 dogs are being ‘put down’ annually at the stadium after suffering injuries there.

“In addition, hundreds of other greyhounds, bred because of the demand created by Belle Vue, are put to death as puppies or young dogs, before they even make it to the track, after being judged unsuitable for racing.

“According to our most recent research, as many as 15,000 greyhounds, bred for the British racing industry, are ‘put down’ every year, after failing to make the grade as racers or when their ‘careers’ on the tracks come to an end.

“An RSPCA report on greyhound racing has stated that ‘at least 20 greyhounds a day - either puppies which do not make the track, or retired dogs aged three or four - simply disappear, presumed killed’.

“Members of the public can help put an end to this horrific situation by not attending dog tracks or betting on greyhound racing, so this appalling industry fades away through lack of financial support.

“In response to these latest deaths at Belle Vue, our local branch have renewed their call for the closure of the dog track there and will be continuing with their demonstrations outside the stadium.”

For more information, please visit Greyhound Action’s website at www.greyhoundaction.org.uk
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Re: THE PLIGHT OF GREYHOUNDS!
« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2009, 02:00:51 AM »
GREYHOUNDS EUTHENASED AT KNACKERS YARD
UNITED KINGDOM
November 5, 2008

Knacker’s yard disposes of unwanted greyhounds for £20



Matt Waller of Holts in Hertsfordshire said killing the dogs - supposed to be put down only by a vet - was routine
A KNACKER’S yard that supplies meat to the greyhound racing industry also has a sideline in slaughtering dogs that are no longer fast enough to race.

An investigation has found that Holts, a company in Hert-fordshire that has been slaughtering animals for 100 years, charges £20 each to put down unwanted greyhounds with a bolt gun and dispose of them.

Staff said they did it for “quite a few trainers”, who visited the yard most weeks. “We shift a fair bit of stuff,” said one. The corpses are incinerated.

Horse meat butchered on site is sold to the trainers as dog-food. Holts boasts that dogs fed on its flesh have gone on to become champion racers. They include a former winner of Greyhound of the Year.

An undercover reporter was told by Holts it was “no problem” to put down greyhounds that he simply no longer had room for.

“We do it [putting dogs down] for quite a few of our greyhound trainers,” said Alan Waller, who runs the knacker’s yard. “We charge £20 for a dog. It’s better than the vet.”

The reporter was also provided with meat by his staff. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said it was illegal for knacker’s yards to supply animal feed to anyone who had not been approved to receive it by Animal Health, a Defra agency.

Greyhound industry rules state that dogs should be put down only as a last resort and always by a vet, who would charge about £60.

The issue of greyhound welfare was given national prominence when The Sunday Times revealed in 2006 that David Smith, a builders’ merchant in Seaham, Co Durham, had killed thousands of unwanted greyhounds for trainers.

Lord Lipsey, the Labour peer, who is chairman of the British Greyhound Racing Board, said afterwards that it had been an “isolated case”.

However, despite a wide-scale reorganisation of the industry, the killing continues.

An undercover reporter contacted Holts after receiving a tip-off that the family-run business was routinely slaughtering unwanted greyhounds from nearby tracks.

Waller’s son, Matt, described his methods. He said: “One [of us] can hold it while one does it. It saves you doing anything like that, because it’s not the nicest job to do.”

He said: “We don’t charge to put them down, we just charge for the disposal. The putting down side of it is free. It just costs us about 2p to do it.”

A sign outside the knacker’s yard – down an isolated track outside the village of Stanstead Abbots, near Ware – boasts that Fire Height Dan, greyhound of the year in 2004, was raised on its meat.

Staff explained that they typically took in “fallen stock” such as dead or crippled horses before selling the meat to greyhound trainers and zoos. Anything unfit for animal consumption was incinerated on site. Cremating animals was “a speciality”.

Matt Waller said: “All the owners come to us . . . they are all over the place – Peterbor-ough, Southend. They all come from miles away [because] there’s not many places round like us any more.”

Killing the dogs was a matter of routine. “A few of the greyhound trainers bring them down, old ones or ones that have done a tendon or hock [part of the leg] or whatever, they bring them down. It’s no problem, we don’t mind.”

An RSPCA spokeswoman said: “Once again, it seems that dogs are being chewed up and spat out of an industry which ultimately treats greyhounds as disposable commodities rather than sentient animals for which it is responsible.”

When confronted by a journalist Alan Waller said: “Greyhound trainers basically just get rid of their dogs when they are no longer any use to them and they can’t rehome them. It’s just one of the things that happens in an industry where there’s too many dogs at the end of the day and they can’t rehouse them all.

“Under our licence it is perfectly legal to put dogs down and dispose of them. We don’t do many of them.

“All the trainers have to be licensed to be able to purchase meat from us. We can’t sell out any meat from us to anyone who isn’t specifically vetted and licensed.”

A Defra spokesman confirmed that killing dogs with a bolt gun was not illegal.
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« Reply #39 on: July 14, 2009, 11:38:35 AM »
http://www.greyhoundaction.org.uk/greyhound.html take a look when you get a minute and spare a a thought for these poor greyhounds
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« Reply #41 on: July 28, 2013, 08:00:10 PM »
On Saturday 20th July while many advocates were respectfully remembering the thousands of greyhounds that have been used - abused and destroyed since racing began in 1926 - Duke Box Jura left the traps for the last time and broke his leg at Peterborough dog track's first bend. The black and white 2 year old male was swiftly destroyed - deemed of no further commercial value.
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