Afg had an amazing day of awareness and fundraising in Norwich City Centre Saturday June 24th, due to overwhelming public support and generosity . We usualy have several of our adopted and foster hounds with us on our events, so today was no exception and of course the hounds enjoy all the attention they receive from the public. Dry but changable weather on the day so as the welfare of our hounds is always our top priority we were laden with cool coats, fleeces and rain macs and parasoles to keep them all comfortable for the day. We issued 100's of our campaign awareness leaflets and met some lovely people who told us stories and showed us photos of their rescued greyhounds and other animals.. ... See MoreSee Less
Greyhounds do not cope well in extreme temperatures, yet greyhound race meetings continue to take place. Please aire your concerns with the industry governing body the GBGB ( Greyhound Board of Great Britain) please ask them why they allow race meetings to take place in extreme weather conditions not only in a heatwave but during freezing winter months, flooding, thunder and lightening etc. www.gbgb.org.uk/contact-us... See MoreSee Less
Below is a link to Sundays ( 18.06.17 ) race meeting at Brighthon & Hove. The 1st race was at 11.11 am and the last at 13.50 pm, bearing in mind many of the greyhounds would have also travelled long distances to and from the track in extreme temperatures. In the race at 11.57, greyhound' Hold on Lily' finished in 5th place and is recorded as ' very badly bumped and stumbled'.. In the race at 12.27, greyhound' Brae Hill ' finished in 2nd place and is recorded as ' baulked, fell and lame'. Most of us will have walked and fed our hounds by 7am on days as hot as these....it is easy to see who cares about greyhounds and who cares about greyhound racing!!! www.gbgb.org.uk/resultsMeeting.aspx?id=148807... See MoreSee Less
This dedicated group from around Sussex, decided to speak out for greyhounds by staging a peaceful protest outside the Coral bookmakers owned Brighton & Hove greyhound track on 18.06.17. They were very concerned that a special fathers day race meeting was being held on the hottest day of the year. There are people who love greyhound racing and people who love greyhounds.....it is easy to see here which is which. ... See MoreSee Less
AfG had a very busy day of fundraising and awareness on our monthly charity stall on Haymarket, Norwich. Of course the welfare of our accompanying hounds, as always, was our top priority, which is why they were kept in a shaded area and wore their wet coats and neck bands. Our unique CooL HoundZ wet garments proved very popular, as not only did they benefit our hounds greatly but they also did a great job promoting them with many garments being sold today and further orders on our website, so many more hounds will be kept cool and comfortable during the current heatwave. ... See MoreSee Less
The mass exportation of Irish greyhounds to China was halted back in 2011 due to public outcry and mass protests across Ireland and the UK, but greyhound breeders, owners and trainers will drain every last penny they can out of these beautiful, innocent hounds with no regard whatsoever for their future welfare and security. It's time the industry showed some compassion for their money making commodities. ( namely..the poor innocent greyhounds). www.skynews.com.au/news/national/nsw/2017/06/04/charges-for-greyhound-exportation-to-asia.html... See MoreSee Less
AfG had another great weekend of awareness/fundraising. This weekend June 3rd and 4th at Norwich Jollyes pet superstore. Great support by the very friendly, helpful staff and Jollyes customers and other shoppers from the shopping estate were very supportive of our cause. We visit various venues across Norfolk and Suffolk for our awareness events as well as having individuals and groups over the country holding AfG fundraising awareness events so the awareness/education is spreading far and wide in the hope even more people will choose not to support greyhound racing. ... See MoreSee Less
Greyhound racing is in steady decline..worldwide. Most people do not want to support anything which involves, animal exploitation, mass overbreeding, uneccesary cruelty and suffering, the destruction of young healthy unwanted animals and the same of any animal which is not profitable. So it's no good the Irish government investing Irish taxpayers money ( taxpayers who have no choice of how thier taxes are used and do not want them used for this industry) in such a cruel industry that has no concern for the welfare of their animals. ... See MoreSee Less
Ireland's cruel greyhound industry is continuing to crumble, with details emerging about a track in Tipperary struggling to survive.
At the AGM of the Irish Greyhound Owners and Breeders federation (...
Another greyhound track to close.. Hall Green Greyhound track in Birmingham. We sincerely hope that the trainers and owners of any ' redundant' greyhounds have their long term welfare and security as their UTMOST priority. ... See MoreSee Less
AfG had a very successful day In Norwich yesterday with our charity stall. Gorgeous weather meaning the City was packed all day and being a Bank holliday weekend we met many visitors as well as locals. It is so encouraging hearing people NOW TELLING US!! how bad the greyhound racing industry is, meaning the awareness is getting out loud and clear. Our beautiful hounds were kept comfy and cool in the heatwave with their cool houndz coats, which gathered a lot of interest with people wanting to know where they could purchase them from etc. ... See MoreSee Less
Well done Ban Bloodsports for bringing this to the attention of Toyota, Ireland and to Toyota Ireland for thier rapid, possitive response. Many companies and charities etc have been encouraged not to support greyhound racing once they have been made aware of the realities of the industry. ... See MoreSee Less
Toyota Ireland has told the Irish Greyhound Board to remove its brand name from the title of a race held at Clonmel greyhound track. The car company, which does not sponsor greyhound racing, has told ...
As many of us know, greyhounds and other sighthounds are succeptable to extreme temperatures and the weather is hotting up at the moment. But AfG hounds are kept cool with our own wet coats, neck bands and mats. Essentially designed for sighthounds, in 4 sizes and 3 colour choices but can be made to order in sizes for other breeds. www.actionforgreyhounds.co.uk/shop/... See MoreSee Less
There are fresh concerns about the treatment of dogs in the Irish greyhound industry after the emergence of a disturbing video showing around 20 greyhounds chained to a rotating device which forces th...
A Fianna Fail councillor has shamefully suggested that "bad greyhounds" should be shot.
As reported by the Longford Leader newspaper (06/01/2017), pro-bloodsports politician Cllr Seamus Butler said d...
AfG supplied some of our campaign materials to Nottingham Animal Rights Group, who held a very successful animal rights/awareness stall in the town Saturday May 20th. Despite the rain they managed to issue leaflets to many members of the public and displayed our awareness posters around the stall which attracted a lot of attention of the anti greyhound racing awareness. ... See MoreSee Less
Here is the 2nd of AfGs stalls over the weekend of May 20th&21st. Norwich Vegan Camp after party, Whitlingham Lane Trowse. Little Vegan girl, Jessica was besotted with one of our greyhounds, beautiful little black boy, Zen. ... See MoreSee Less
AfG have had an amazing weekend with our campaign stalls. Saturday May 20th at the 2nd Norwich ALL vegan festival at St Andrews Hall Norwich, where the management kindly allowed us to have 2 of our beautiful rescued greyhounds accompany us on our stall and Sunday 21st our stall at the Vegan camp Whitlingham Lane Norwich. All organised by the amazing Shena Lou and crew from Pudz Animal Sanctuary, Lincolnshire. Great to be part of such an important animal rights awareness event and to be among some great compassionate friendly people and be able to indulge in such amazing food on offer. On Sunday a little vegan girl, named Jessica took such a liking to one of our 6 greyhounds present, Zen, that she stayed with him nearly all day stroking and cuddling him, with just a short break to have a black greyhound painted on her face in memory af such a beautiful greyhound she met and became besotted with. ... See MoreSee Less
AfGs next event is our stall at the Norwich Vegan Festival at St Andrews Hall, Norwich on Saturday May 20th. This is the 2nd Norwich Vegan Festival organised by Shena Lou of Pudz Animal Sanctuary in Lincolnshire. Last year the festival was at the Forum in the City centre where AfG also had our stall the festival was a massive success. Norwich Vegan Festival... See MoreSee Less
Norwich's 2nd annual ALL Vegan Festival with delicious food, stalls, information and advice, talks, live entertainment, cookery demos, and much more!
Helping local Animal Rescue and Pudz Animal Sanctu...
Many thanks to Julie and all who helped her organise the fantastic Fun Dog Show at Caister on Sea, Sunday May 14th in aid of AfG. Also thanks go to all the people who helped promote the event by distributing the posters and to all the companies and individuals who donated such fantastic prizes to the grand raffle and class placements. There was an amazing turn out with hounds of all shapes and sizes. The AfG stall was kept very busy all day, allowing us to raise vital funds and awareness. There was plenty of greyhound awareness, as Kerry Greyhounds UK also had a large stall there and there were various other stalls meaning the whole event had something for everyone. It was lovely to meet up with some of the AfG adopted hounds and to see so many other happy adopted greyhounds from other rescues. Thanks to Caister Lifeboat Station for allowing the marvelous venue for the show. ... See MoreSee Less
Here is the beautiful, stone, sighthound statue, which has been kindly donated by Dom and Jo, two fantastic AfG foster carers who are currently fostering one of our wonderful greyhounds, Vinnie. The statue is veeeerrrry heavy and measures 30" high. This is the prize for the winner of the rescued greyhound class at this Sundays Fun Dog Show. ... See MoreSee Less
A fun dog show is being held in aid of Action for Greyhounds on Sunday May 14th at Caister-on-Sea. AfG will also have their stall at the show, as will Kerry Greyhounds UK, who will be promoting foster and adoption of their greyhounds needing homes as well as their ' Funky Hound' stall with lots of unique sighthound accesories. Julie from Caister is the show organiser. There is a grand raffle with great prizes which have been kindly donated by various companies and individuals. There is a class for rescued greyhounds and the winner of that class will receive a beautiful stone, sighthound garden statue kindly donated by Dom and Jo's Domestic Services, Norwich. Caister Lifeboat Station have kindly allowed the venue for the show. ... See MoreSee Less
Another very busy and successful weekend of awareness and fundraising. This time at Jollyes pet superstore, Norwich. Great support and interest for our campaign and our beautiful hounds received constant affection and admiration ... See MoreSee Less
As usual, anyone with a vested interest in greyhound racing, do what they do best... going right off the issue in hand....comparing greyhound cruelty/greyhound racing to child cruelty and camel raqcing!!!! They really like to avoid the serious welfare issues endemic within the greyhound racing industry....well we are sure his comments are shared with the industry....they don't give a damn about the greyhounds. ... See MoreSee Less
A former chairman of the Irish Greyhound Board has said it's okay to kill thousands of dogs in the cruel greyhound industry.
During an interview on Cork's 96FM on Wednesday, Paschal Taggart was asked...
Thank you to Lisa for organising the AfG Remember Rusty awareness day and street collection at the High Street, Dorking, Surrey today. Lisa and the group had an amazing day with great public support. The group also hold monthly peaceful protests outside Brighton & Hove greyhound stadium as well as other public awareness events around Surrey. ... See MoreSee Less
It was good to have some pre event media coverage for todays Remember Rusty event, even though this is a much edited version of the original press release it does still cover the tragic fate of dear Rusty. ... See MoreSee Less
AfG were joined by 3 of our beautiful foster greyhounds and 5 adopted greyhounds in Norwich City Center today for our Remember Rusty awareness event. We had amazing public support and issued 1,600 leaflets raising awareness of dear Rusty, one victim of the cruel greyhound racing industry, along with the hundreds and thousands of other greyhounds who have suffered, died and remain unaccounted for in the name of greyhound racing. Many more people have now been made fuly aware, who otherwise would not know. ... See MoreSee Less
AfG held our awareness day with a street collection in Norwich today in conjunction with this years Rememeber Rusty Weekend, the first of our campaigns main annual awareness events. Which is held over the nearest weekend to May 2nd, when in 2004 a young, innocent, black male greyhound ( later found to be named Rusty) was found after being tortured and brutalised. Here is Rustys full story: www.actionforgreyhounds.co.uk/in-memory-of-rusty/... See MoreSee Less
On Sunday May 2nd 2004, a young black male greyhound (later found to be called Rusty*) was discovered by a dog walker, who heard him whimpering in agony in a rubbish tip on Fochriw mountain, in the Rh...
AfG aim to raise vital awareness and funds when and where ever we can. Sunday April 23rd was a glorious day for our stall at one of our local car boot sales, Arminghall, near Norwich. The lovely weather means lots of customers. We often find children prefer to stay on the stall to give our beautiful hounds lots of fuss while their parents look around the sale. Being constantly among the general public we get acces to lots of useful information. Today we gave a pack of leaflets to a lady who wants to stop her work colleagues planning a night at the local greyhound track.....lets hope she is sucessful. ... See MoreSee Less
Beautiful greyhound pup Jack who came to AfG in September 2016 with little lurcher Poppy ( who found her forever home in December 2016) went to his forever home on Easter Sunday. Here he is settling in with one of his new house mates, gorgeous 9 year old Labrador, Diesel. Jack and Poppy enjoyed thier months of care in their foster home with several other dogs and cats so both were very well socialised before they moved into their permenant homes. ... See MoreSee Less
AfG had a fantastic successful Easter weekend of awareness and fundraising thanks to the great support of Jollyes pet superstore, Norwich and the generosity of the public who were so very supportive of our cause. The store is on a very busy popular shopping estate and we have a lovely area around to take our accompanying hounds for regular walks in between the constant attention and admiraiton they receive. ... See MoreSee Less
Ireland's greyhound industry is in turmoil, with tracks closing down and vicious infighting among dog owners and trainers about how to save an increasingly unpopular "sport" ...but a bigger issue for ...
Please leave polite comments with Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce, asking them to please make the compassionate decision of cancelling their planned race night at Owlerton Stadium, Sheffield on June 16th. www.facebook.com/brchamberuk/?fref=nf... See MoreSee Less
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AfG took advantage of the current gorgeous weather and were able to hold car boot stalls this week at Arminghall near Norwich, which is possibly the largest Norfolk car boot sale for Sunday and Wednesday mornings. We have been fortunate to have had some very good items donated to sell so were kept very busy. Also we have the oportunity of raising awareness of our campaign and to encourage people to consider fostering or adopting greyhounds. We were also promoting an upcoming dog show being held in aid of AfG and a local vegan festival/vegan campsite coming up in Norwich. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to Sarah for organising two AfG events on April 1st in Brighton. A great awareness day in the town with great public support in the daytime followed by a peaceful protest outside Brighthon and Hove greyhound stadium in the evening, with many racegoers taking leaflets and taking note of the awareness banners and security not happy with the large group holding the protest and hurridly trying to rush the punters into the staduim. ... See MoreSee Less
It's always lovely to meet up with our foster and adopted hounds. Little Lurcher pup Poppy and Greyhound pup Jack came to AfG in September 2016 estimated aged 4 months. Poppy was in a great foster home with Jack and was adopted to a lovely home end of 2016 with housemate Rosie a 14year old collie and Jack is still in his foster home. Such young hounds of course need to be in homes with people who have plenty of time to give them the care and training they need and of coure we prefer them to have experience of caring for sighthounds. Little Lurcher Poppy featured here in her forever home with Rosie and curiously meeting another family member just out of hybernation and Jack enjoying fun and freedom over the park. ... See MoreSee Less
With the last race meeting taking place at Wimbledon greyhound stadium on March 25th. We ask, as always, what will happen to all the greyhounds who are no longer going to be ' used' for racing?!. www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04ymh5j... See MoreSee Less
We call on Howard Wallace and his company Sirius Sport and Leisure to abandon their plans to build and operate a greyhound stadium in Wallyford, East Lothian. This proposal, which has hung over the he...
GRNSW has cancelled future races at the Coonamble track due to its high injury rates as recorded.
"Greyhound Racing NSW's quarterly injuries report from October to December last year showed 105 dogs ...
Bill to protect Irish greyhounds...the bill proposal states " To protect greyhounds born in Ireland"...so therefore, as about 80% of greyhounds used for the British greyhound racing industry are bred in Ireland, then the bill should also protect all Irish bred greyhounds in Britain from being exported to any country with no animal welfare standards....not just China but countries such as Pakistan, Spain and Romania. dogsmonthly.co.uk/2017/03/24/bill-irish-greyhounds/... See MoreSee Less
AfG had a great day with some of our foster and adopted hounds in Norwich City Centre yesterday on the Charity stall where we have a stall at least once a month. Met some lovely people, many who have rescued greyhounds and other breeds and nice to see them getting out their phones showing us photos of their much loved hounds and hearing their rescue stories. Of course our beautiful hounds received lots of attention and admiration. ... See MoreSee Less