AS an international greyhound protection organisation, we were dismayed to read that enthusiasts Irene Halpin, Phil Barrett and Albert Fearn are looking for a sponsor to buy land and oopen a new dog racing track in Bolton Sadly, latest research done by Greyhound Watch, estimates that over 10,000 greyhounds, bred for the British racing industry are put down annually, after failing to make the grade as racers or when their “careers” on the tracks come to an end.
In addition, thousands of injuries, many of them serious, occur to racing greyhounds every year, because the shape of the tracks, with fast straights leading into tight bends, creates a very dangerous environment for the dogs to run in.
That’s why we are calling on the public not to attend dog tracks or bet on the greyhound races, so this appalling death-industry fades away through lack of financial support.
See our website at greyhoundaction.org.uk for further information.
Eva Hopkins Press Office Greyhound Action PO Box 127 Kidderminster Worcs