I am contacting you to add my protest against the plans to bring a new greyhound track to Bolton.

The whole of greyhound racing is cruel and the dogs live a miserable exsistence. I would like to give you some websites to visit for the full picture.

These are www.greyhoundaction.org.uk, www.greyhoundaction.org.uk/facts7.html and www.greyhoundaction.org.uk/facts.

As this is a finacially based venture it seems strange given that since greyhound racing is actually in decline in the UK and attendances are falling everywhere so it is unlikely that the track will be a success (www.greyhoundaction.org.uk/closedtracks.html).

In addition, in the light of the recent decision by Cockermouth council to turn down a proposal for a new track, further highlights that the tide is flowing against this cruel industry and it would be shameful for Bolton Council to permit a new track when all around the world tracks are closing.

Mrs Alison Yates Egerton Bolton