IN response to “Mystery over closure of greyhound stadium,” January 21).

Now unprofitable for track owners, greyhound racing has always been a losing game for the greyhounds. The public has become increasingly aware of the cruelty inherent in greyhound racing and the closure of greyhound racing venues is reflective of mainstream values. We cannot fathom dogs enduring abysmal confinement day in and day out, or facing the risk of injury and death racing around an oval just so people can bet on them. We do not consider our dogs as investments to be valued only if they are generating a profit.

I have adopted retired greyhounds since 1997 and am a board member of GREY2K USA, the largest greyhound protection organisation in the US. For more details, please visit Caryn Wood Board of DirectorsGREY2K USA