AfGs Cinema awareness campaign ' Where Have All the Greyhounds Gone?' which launched in August 2015 at Hollywood cinemaYarmouth, Norfolk, has gone from strength to strength. Currently showing at 2 major cinemas The 13 screen Showcase Deluxe, Dartford and the 16 screen Cineworld, Newcastle for an entire 12 month period from July 14th 2017 in every screen, before every film, every day. Showcase has an annual viewing figure of 1.03 million and is in the catchment area of 4 licenced greyhound tracks, Cineworld has an annual viewing figure of just over 1 million and is in the catchment area of 3 licensed greyhound tracks WATCH THIS SPACE....our new cinema awareness film is almost complete and will soon be making it's debut appearence on the the 2 big screens to alternate with the current ad, therefore allowing us to provide even more anti greyhound racing information. www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u5jwzp40v0... See MoreSee Less
Remember little unwanted 13 year old lurcher Daisy, who came to the care of AfG on July 10th this year.In season and with fleas. 2 weeks later she became very ill, very letharcic with an alarmingly high temperature. She was rushed to our vet who confirmed pyometra ( an infection of the womb and reproductive organs) also unusual for this to happen whilst a female is in season. Our vet immediately carried out an emergency hysterectomy. Since then, this strong little fighter has made a full recovery and is enjoying life to the full as a much loved member of her family. Let us hope she has many more years of love, comfort and happiness to look forward to. ... See MoreSee Less
Nothing stops the ' business' of greyhound racing. The following is a piece from greyhound racing promotion at Owlerton greyhound stadium, from the Sheffield Star newspaper. Although the piece states that the racing greyhounds will leave the staduim before the firework display starts..what they fail to mention is the fact that there are racing greyhounds being kept at the track kennels. Over previous years we have complianed of this to the local council and the track management ( with the support of some well known animal welfare organisations) but sadly, our concerns have fallen on deaf ears........greyhound racing carries on regardless of anyones animal welfare concerns. From the Sheffield Star Newspaper: 20.10.17: Owlerton Greyhound Stadium will celebrate bonfire night by holding a special race meeting followed by a Fireworks Spectacular on Sunday, November 5. Gates will open at 3.30pm for a special race evening, with the first of a number of greyhound races taking place at 4:30pm. After the final race at 7:30pm, the greyhounds will leave the stadium before the Fireworks Spectacular starts.
Well done PETA for bringing the exposure of greyhound abuse and suffering right outside the home of Patterson Veterinary Company president James Wiltz. PVC supplied greyhounds to the Pet Blood Bank to live in misery and squalor. They have been asked to release the 150 greyhounds from this hell hole, fund their medical care and hand them over to awaiting rescues so they can live out their lives in comfort and good health.So far they have done nothing to help these poor greyhounds. SO PVC...WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!!! www.peta.org/blog/man-made-millions-selling-dogs-blood-finds-protesters-door/... See MoreSee Less
AfG had an amazing day with our stall at the Ipswich Vegan Festival Sunday October 15th, this massive fest must have had a record public attendance, as most hot food was sold out well before the end. Organised by the amazing Shena Louise and her family from Pudz Animal Sanctuary, Lincolnshire,with friends and volunteers. Held over 2 floors of Ipswich Town Football Club. Lots of people already knew of our campaign and many others have become aware of our work from our awareness leaflets. Stephanie and Annie manned the stall non stop all day. Our tombola was very popular with adults and children and we sold lots of our unique merchandise as well as some great items which were kindly donated to us It was so encouraging seeing so many good campaigners fighthing for various animal rights issues and such a huge choice of cruelty free foods and other products being promoted, hopefully converting even more people to veganism. Such a great atmosphere and great to be in the company of so many dedicated,compassionate animal rights people. ... See MoreSee Less
It is with great sadness in our hearts that we had to say goodbye to Lady yesterday 13.10.17. Not quite 10 years of age, she came to the care of AfG in a terrible state of neglect July 2013 at 5 1/2 years of age. Lady was consumed by liver tumors and went down very quickly and unexpectedly over the past week. We want to thank Jack, Ladys carer, for giving Lady many years of love and hapiness. We will all miss this quiet gentle loving girl so much. Dear Jack only lost his other greyhound Frankie ( rescued from Dogs Trust) 2 months ago with lung cancer so our thoughts are with Jack who is obviuosly devestated by the loss of his two very dear companions. www.actionforgreyhounds.co.uk/name-for-racing-as-seaside-sunrise/... See MoreSee Less
LADY Published July 27, 2014 | By Keely Lady (rear end) on 18.07.2013 Lady after a bath and wound clean at vets Lady a few days after rescue in a clean comfotable foster home Lady well and happy 3 mon...
Well done to Maurine for highlighting just one of the serious cruelty issues within the greyhound racing industry. Let us see just what action the IGB will be taking against greyhounds being doped with dangerous substances. How disgracefull that public taxpayers money is used to fund this evil industry. ... See MoreSee Less
ICABS President, Maureen O'Sullivan TD, has questioned the Minister for Agriculture about the illegal drugging of dogs in Ireland's cruel greyhound industry. Dogs are doped to make them run faster or ...
So the Irish greyhound racing industry allow this greyhound trainer, Graham Holland to carry on keeping and racing greyhounds...regardless of the fact so many of his greyhounds have tested positive for cocaine and other dangerous substances....how these poor greyhounds suffer in the name of greyhound racing is totaly disgusting...how can anyone support this industry just beggers belief!! ... See MoreSee Less
AfG will be having a stall again at this years Vegan Fesival in Ipswich. This Sunday October 15th. Organised by Shena Louise and friends from Pudz Animal Sanctuary, Lincolnshire .This years fesival is at Ipswich Town Football Club, Portman Road. We will have our unique, exclusive merchanidise, another of our popular tombolas and our various awareness literature. Here is further info of Sundays' festival: www.facebook.com/ipswichveganfestival/... See MoreSee Less
AfG had a great pitch today at Harford Bridges Car Boot Sale, Norwich. Due to a very busy few months of doing various awareness/fundraising events, it was nice to spend a morning doing a car boot sale with some of our beautiful hounds and meet up with lots of our regular supporters as well as raising awareness to new visitors to our stall. Back in the early 1990's AfG raised most of our awareness and funds at various car boot sales, made possible by kind people donating items for us to sell, enabling us to raise funds to produce awareness leaflets and to fund the care the lurchers and greyhounds who were needing to be rescued. Later the Action For Greyhounds group and campaign was formed, we have come a long way since then. ... See MoreSee Less
Billion dollar company Patterson Veterinary Supplies are not helping the greyhounds they supplie to The Pet Blood Bank to live in squalor and misery. PETA who exposed this place recently, are now advertising the plifght of these poor greyhounds on a huge celle advert ...hopefully this will urge PVS to make the compassionate decision to release the 150 greyhounds being kept in the Hell Hole. Rescues have already pledged to save these greyhounds so it beggers belief why PVS are not removing them immediately. good-animals.com/pets/dogs/new-cellular-ad-needs-rescue-of-greyhounds-bled-for-gain/35764/... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to everyone who shared the recent PETA exposure on the greyhounds being kept in squalor and misery at Pet Blood Bank Cherokee. Please help further: here is PETAs update..please comment on Patterson Vet Supplies and the Pet Blood Bank facebook pages.
" Approximately 150 perpetually penned greyhounds who desperately spin in circles, jump up and down, cry out, and hide in old chemical tanks at The Pet Blood Bank, Inc., in Cherokee, Texas, where they're farmed for blood products.
Thanks to your quick action, the kennel's main distributor, Patterson Veterinary Supply, Inc., announced on September 22 that it had stopped doing business with The Pet Blood Bank.
While Patterson initially pledged in writing that it would "work to support … efforts to ensure that the animals receive appropriate care," the multibillion-dollar company then posted a cop-out on a webpage created just a day earlier, which has nothing on it but a disappointing and unacceptable statement.
This corporate giant could easily end the dogs' misery today by offering to buy them and allowing the greyhound rescue groups that are standing by to take them in.
Please urge Patterson to do right by these dogs, whose blood products it has distributed and profited from for years.
Please kindly comment on its Facebook page:
And then call its parent company, Patterson Companies, at 651-686-1600.
Please tell Patterson you are appalled that it broke its promise to help dogs at The Pet Blood Bank. Let the company know that you and caring people everywhere are looking to Patterson now to give these long-neglected dogs the chance they deserve by buying them and allowing reputable greyhound rescue groups to take them in.
Thank you for acting again in these dogs' behalf!".
Dan Paden Associate Director of Evidence Analysis Cruelty Investigations Department People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ... See MoreSee Less
Well done to Ban Bloodsports, Ireland for making Guide Dogs for the Blind, Ireland, aware that a 3rd party were planning to raise funds for them at greyhound racing....without their knowlwdge. "The Irish Guide Dog's commendable decision to reject greyhound track fundraising follows similar recent moves by Hope Foundation and the Parkinson's Association of Ireland"..From Ban Bloodsports.. ... See MoreSee Less
A big thank you to the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind for rejecting a greyhound track fundraiser.
The unauthorised fundraiser, to be held at Curraheen Park track in Cork, was being promoted online as...
' Where Have All The Greyhounds Gone?' is the 1st awareness film AfG created, which started our cinema adveritsing campaign. The 30 second advert first ran from August 2015 to August 2016 in all 5 screens , every day, before every film for 12 months at Hollywood cinema, Yarmouth, Norfolk. From July 2017 to July 2018, the same ad is running again at 13 screens in Showcase Delux cinema Bluewater shopping precinct, Dartford and in 16 screens at Cine world, Newcastle. We will soon have our 2nd awareness film ready to hit the big screen to alternate with the current ad. AfG beleive we are the first animal rights campaign group ( or most definately the first anti greyhound racing campaign group) to achieve this. The Dartford cinemas annual veiwing figure will be 1.3 million, the cinema is located within the catchment area of 4 licensed greyhound tracks,and the Newcastle cinemas annual viewing figure will be just over 1 million, the cinema is located within the catchment area of 3 licensed greyhound tracks Our current cinema ad can be seen here on AfG You Tube site: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u5jwzp40v0... See MoreSee Less
Another great awareness day and collection at Jollyes Pet Superstore, Norwich. Saturday September 30th. Thanks to the managements great support, we are allocated a great space outside the store for our awareness station with lots of space to accomodate our beautiful accompanying hounds and to keep them very comfortable. We met lots of people who had rescued greyhounds and other breeds and were overwhelmed with the support and generosity we received by visitors to Jollyes and visitors to the other stores on the estate. ... See MoreSee Less
Greyhounds in Spain are dragged behind trucks, burned with cigarettes, and in one case, tethered so tightly that the rope had to be surgically removed from the dog's neck. These dogs do not deserve to...
AfG had a very successful busy day Sept 23rd with our street collection/awareness day in Norwich City Centre, in the company of several AfG foster and adopted hounds, who received constant attention from the public all day. We met several people who had adopted greyhounds and other breeds from various rescue centres and it was so nice to hear all their stories and to know that so many more lucky hounds have survived to find loving homes. We issued hundreds of our leaflets during the day which allowed us to raise so much more awareness of the plight of greyhounds. Thanks William for taking the photos today. ... See MoreSee Less
BANNED..Sunderland greyhound trainer, Malcolm Taylor found keeping 58 greyhounds in uneceptable conditions, many suffering neglect. GBGB spokesman states " The welfare of greyhounds is the GBGB's absolute priority". Please ask the GBGB why, when they employ stewards to carry out regular inspections of their licenced kennels, were these greyhounds allowed to get into such a state of neglect , also, please ask them what action they have taken to remove all the greyhounds from the ex pig pens and what measures they have put in place to secure their long term welfare and safety. Here are GBGB contact details: www.gbgb.org.uk/contact-us... See MoreSee Less
Greyhound Protection campaigners from Ireland, Britain and overseas join to hold awareness event and peaceful protest at Greyhound Derby event at Shelbourne Park greyhound track, Ireland. ... See MoreSee Less
Irish public representatives support the cruel greyhound racing industry. Please follow the relevent links on this post to complain. ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday we highlighted that Longford-Westmeath TD Robert Troy is shamefully lobbying the government to provide "financial assistance" to a greyhound racing track which has come close to closing down...
WARNING..There are shocking, deeply upsetting images and footage on this PETA exposure, of unwanted racing greyhounds kept in appauling conditions and suffering horrific neglect at The Pet Blood Bank, Cherokee, Texas. The greyhounds are distributed there by Patterson Veterinary Supply Inc. Please support PETA asking Patterson Veterinary Supply to remove all the greyhounds immediatly and fund their immediate veterinary examinations and treatment and to fund the entire cost of their care and transport into rescue. What more reason do people need not to support greyhound racing in any way!!?? investigations.peta.org/greyhounds-farmed-for-blood/... See MoreSee Less
More on doping of racing greyhounds and the usual garbage from the IGB (Irish Greyhound Board) can you believe greyhound drugger Graham Holland has made a statement saying his greyhound Clonbrien Hero tested positive for cocaine as he was licking peoples hands at the greyhound track!!. ... See MoreSee Less
The RTE Claire Byrne Live show(19/09/2017)highlights the recent exposure of top Irish trainer Graham Holland involved in a positive sample for cocaine in greyhound doping. The show includes th...
A great day today, with another succesful AfG stall at Catton Park in Norwich at the annual funday/dog show. Spoilt a bit at 1pm with a heavy shower but still kept very busy. Beautiful AfG rescued greyhound Wilf won 2nd in most handsome dog class which was the last class and the only time we had to put any of our hounds in the show. Our dog tombola and cuddly toy tombola were, as usual very popular. All the hounds were kept busy receiving so much fuss all day and even more people are now aware of AfG and the work we do. ... See MoreSee Less
More news on greyhound abuser Graham Holland who has stated greyhound Clonbrien Hero may have ingested the cocaine accidentaly!!!!! you just couldnt make it up could you......why has Holland got a class A drug at his kennels?! pehaps the police should be investigating. ... See MoreSee Less
RTE News report on the latest scandal to hit Ireland's shameful greyhound industry. Reporter Barry Lenihan outlines details about greyhound, Clonbrien Hero (trained by Graham Holland), who tested posi...
Animal abuser Graham Holland makes the news. The IGB better hurry up and remove his greyhounds. ... See MoreSee Less
"The winner of one of Ireland's premier greyhound races has tested positive for cocaine. Clonbrien Hero, under top trainer Graham Holland, failed three drugs tests over the summer..." Watch the RTE Si...
Please contact the IGB (Irish Greyhound Board) Wefare department asking them if greyhound Clonbrien Hero has been removed from greyhound trainer Graham Holland following positive tests for a prohibited substance, beleived to be a cocaine derivative, 3 times in June and July 2017. Please ask them for welfare updates on the greyhound, what action they are taking against Holland and what welfare checks they have made regaring other greyhounds belonging to Holland. Here are the IGB contact details: www.igb.ie/contact-us/... See MoreSee Less
Anti greyhound racing campaigning individuals and groups along with other animal rights individuals and campaign groups from Britain and overseas will be joining the Irish individuals and groups for this protest on September 23rd 2017 please attend if you can. ... See MoreSee Less
Please feel free to share far and wide and to any groups especially Irish / Dublin ones. Let's give the dogs the strong and LOUD voice they deserve on September 23rd! - A voice that will be remembered...
Thank You to Mustard T V for inviting beautiful rescued AfG greyhounds Vinnie, Lacey, Zen and Itzy along to the show on August 17th, with AfG co founder Annie for an interview promoting the work we do. Not only was the peice aired that evening at 6.30 and 8.30 but almost every hour for the following 7 days. The extra peice showing foster greyhounds Vinnie and Lacey awaiting adoption and promotion of our upcoming awareness day and street collection in Norwich City centre August 19th, was also shown in the ad breaks from 17th through to 19th so no wonder we were so very busy all day on 19th. www.youtube.com/watch?v=B05P0BUbGjY&t=5s... See MoreSee Less
AfG are fortunate to be charity partnered with Pets at Home, Sprowston, Norwich. We had another great weekend of fundraising and awareness with our 3rd weekend of this year over 9th and 10th September. Great public support with generous dog food and dog treat donations as well as vital funds raised to maintain our vital work. Hundreds of leaflets issued and plenty of attention and affection on offer for our beautiful accompanying hounds. ... See MoreSee Less
A massive thank you to Councillor Viv McCrossen for making the compassionate decision to postpone her fundraising event till she can find out for herself that Greyhound Racing is a horrifically cruel ...
Sorry Afg have been without internet for 24 hours, now back on, although we have now received the great news that for now, The Mayoress has decided to postpone her charity fundraiser at Nottingham greyhound track. Thanks to Nottingham Animal Rights group for bringing this to everones attention and to everyone who shared the information and who contacted the Mayoress. Let's hope she makes the compasionat decision and choses to never support or promote greyhound racing in the future. ... See MoreSee Less
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Please email the Mayoress of Gedling in Nottinghamshire who is holding a Charity Fund Raiser – which is to be commended – at Nottingham dog track which profits from the i...
Christopher Connelly should be banned from going near any animal....he has only been banned by the greyhound racing industry in Ireland.. and about time too..but they took their time didn' they!! ... See MoreSee Less
Our weekend at Pets at Home, a busy little pup saying hello to greyhound Itzy. We were also joined on Saturday by rescued greyhound Midge with podenco Jenna rescued from Spain who came to help with their carers all the way from Beccles in Suffolk. ... See MoreSee Less
Another great weekend for AfG with the 2nd of our collection/awareness weekends at Pets at Home, Sprowston, Norwich who we are fortunate enough to be charity partnered with. We issued lots of our leaflets and met people who had rescued greyhounds, localy and from across the country. We are allocated a great space outside the store, but do have to rely on dry weather, which luckily we had over the weekend, ... See MoreSee Less
Our very popular tombolas Sunday the ' dog tombola' just for dogs with great treats and dog toys, kindly donated by great supporters and for Monday guess the name of the dog with the prize of the giant cuddly dog kindly donated by Colin and Diane and the bed full of 48 ' The Dog' collectable cuddly dogs kindly donated by Annie. The huge cuddly dog was won by Hazel from Sea Palling and the bed full of ' The Dog' collection was won by Noah fromNorwich ... See MoreSee Less
Beautiful lurcher Daisy who came into the care of Afg just over 1 month ago at age 13, with her 2 rossettes won in the dog show on Sunday for best rescued and golden oldie. Well done sweet little Daisy xx ... See MoreSee Less
Beautiful hounds Fran and Itzy doing a great job modeling AfGs CooL HoundZ wet coats and neck bands....see they are in full sunlight and not even panting...to proove how effective the garments are. ... See MoreSee Less
Glorious weather and record public attendance at All About Dogs at the Norfolk showground for the Bank Holliday weekend meaning AfG were kept very busy whilst all our beautiful hounds just 'chilled' and as usual received masses of attention. Our hounds were definately the coolest at the show wearing their AfG wet neck bands and coats from the early morning. We met so many more people who are now aware of our campaign and had several discusions with people who now realise just how much is wrong with greyhound racing. Sold lots of our donated items as well as lots of our ever growing various unique merchandise with the heat of the weekend the sales of our CooL HoundZ wet garments rocketed and our dog tombola was sold out by 3pm Sunday and Monday we had a very popular name the dog ( huge cuddly dog prize) with £1 a go to win the bed full of 48 ' The Dog' cuddly toys. ... See MoreSee Less
AfG have a very busy Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday coming up with our stall at the All About Dogs event at the Norfolk Showground. Looks like the weather will be dry so that will be a very big help. Norfolk All About Dogs Show... See MoreSee Less
Another great day on the North Norfolk coast with our stall at the Overstrand car boot sale ( near Cromer) on August 24th. A regular Thursday morning Summer car boot sale on a lovely grass site. We met lots of new people and some lovely dogs and holiday makers from all over the country, a family from Newcastle congratulated us on our cinema awareness advert on Cineworld, Newcastle, as they had seen it when they went to watch a film there. ... See MoreSee Less
We took advantage of the lovely weather and the busy holiday season yesterday (Aug 22nd) to do a car boot stall at the popular Cromer Car Boot Sale at the football ground opposite Cromer hospital. We met lots of regulars and many holiday makers from all over the country. We sold lots of our donated items and some of the AfG merchandise, especially our collar tassels and CooL HoundZ neck bands. We are hoping to go back this Thurday further along the road to do a stall at Overstrand Car Boot Sale. ... See MoreSee Less