Update on the nearby closure of the Caidrome greyhound track in Macau, China. If track proprieter Angela Loeng has the tiniest bit of compassion, she would agree to hand the 650 greyhounds to Anima Macua who have only one aim in mind, to adopt out all the greyhounds to bona fida rescues all over the world ewho have pledged to AnimaMacaus campaign to save all the greyhounds, so to eventually be found homes as much loved family members, as it seems she has no plans to and has no resources to be able to take on this massive task herself. www.nytimes.com/2018/02/21/world/asia/macau-canidrome-greyhounds.html... See MoreSee Less
Action for Greyhounds started a new campaign in August 2015 ' The Cinema Awareness Campaign' . First aired at Hollywood Cinema Yarmouth Norfolk located a short distance from the local greyhound track, in all 5 screens, before every film, every day for 12 months. In July 2017 the the 12 month campaign got bigger and better when it opened at Showcase Deluxe Cinema, Bluewater, Dartford in all 13 screens before every film every day with an annual viewing audience of 1.03 million and within he catchment area of 4 licensed greyhound tracks and at Newcastle Cineworld,in all 16 screens, before every film, every day with an annual viewing audience of just over 1 million and within the catchment area of 3 licensed greyhound tracks. The adverts are reguly alternated, so each advert can raise an alternative form of awareness to a captive audience. www.youtube.com/watch?v=808ezjhzzZo&feature=youtu.be... See MoreSee Less
Gambling giant, William Hill, who own 2 British licensed greyhound tracks, have been fined over 6 million pounds..of course this amount of money is just small change to them, however this has exposed the corruption in the betting industry, recently Bet 888 were heavily fined, we hope other gambling firms will also be under investigation. www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43124258 . ... See MoreSee Less
News from Irish Greyhound Spotlight. Another greyhound abuser forcing drugs into the bodies of greyhounds...and he has not been given a lifetime ban on keeping animals nor a lifetime ban from racing greyhounds....excuse us, but where is the justice here!!?? ... See MoreSee Less
Graham Holland fined £600 and cautioned in a GBGB Disciplinary Hearing in the UK for greyhound Garryvoe Bobby giving a positive sample in the UK Derby 2017.
Holland still has 1 outstanding...
REMEMBER VALENTINA and her 6 UNBORN PUPS,...along with many other greyhounds who may have met the same fate but have never been found. It will be 9 years tomorrow (14.02.18) since the grim discovery was made of a dead, young, heavily pregnant, black female greyhound, found by a local dog walker, lying on a blood soaked blanket on waste ground in the village of Iron Acton, Near Bristol U.K. This beautiful, innocent greyhound had been brutaly tortured and mutilated, her ears had been cut off to remove her identifying ear tattooes. Please spare a thought tomorrow for Valentina and her unborn pups and for all the greyhounds who have never been lucky enough to survive and find the love and respect they deserve as cherished family members. Rest in eternal peace beautiful Valentina with your babies. www.actionforgreyhounds.co.uk/in-memory-of-valentina-r-i-p-14-02-2009/... See MoreSee Less
Here is the entire article from the pro racing newspaper. The Racing Post.
GBGB claim to have "won a victory" and further along the article state " it's a bit late in the day and the damage has been done" very misleading to say the least!!
Here is the link to the ASA ( Advertising Standards Agency) website, clearly showing the complaint made re: AfG's cinema awareness advert (the 1st one - Where Have all The Greyhounds Gone? and not the one currently running at the 2 major cinemas., The Race For Life) has only been listed as ' An informal Ruling'. and therefore ' informaly resolved '. www.asa.org.uk/codes-and-rulings/rulings.html#informally-resolved... See MoreSee Less
Industry falsely claim their complaint to the ASA regarding Action For Greyhounds' cinema advert was upheld by an investigations panel. When is actual fact - the complaint was officially 'Informally R...
Here is a current article from pro racing newspaper The Racing Post. Claiming a victory..yet later stating ' the damage has been done'. Well who do you all think claims victory with this?. The 'Where Have all The Greyhounds Gone?' cinema ad was not only shown last Summer. First it was shown August 2015 to August 2016 at Yarmouth Hollywood cinema with no complaints. then it was shown at 2 major cinemas Dartford and Newcastle from July 2017 to November 2017 when AfG took the ad down through our own choice, but only to replace it with our 2nd powerful advert. ' the Race for Life' Where Have all The Greyhounds Gone? will be shown again, but not in it's original form, we will merely change a couple of words on the ad and the powerfull images and the awareness will remain just as effective. Also we must wish the GBGB good luck with fighthing the claims made by the statement ' You Bet They Die' a powerful slogan brought to the begining of the anti racing campaign by Greyhound Action when they formed way back in 1997. Here is and extract from the Racing Post newspaper: Please note: AfG were only ' faced' with a ruling from the ASA Council, but the complaint was dealt with informaly and did not go as far as reaching the ASA Council decision.
The GBGB is pleased that the Advertising Standards Authority has found in its favour over a complaint it made against Action for Greyhounds for its cinema advert “Where have all the greyhounds gone.”
The advert was shown in cinemas last summer and contained the claim that “Every year, many thousands of greyhounds are bred to meet the demand generated by the British racing industry. Only half the greyhounds bred make it to the track”. There was text in the advert asking, “where have all the greyhounds gone?” while a voiceover said: “thousands disappear and are untraceable.”
The ASA investigations panel found that the advert breached the Code of Advertising Practice Rules 3.1 (misleading adverting) and 3.7 (substantiation) and faced with a Ruling from the ASA Council, Action for Greyhounds provided written assurances that it would not repeat the claims or seek to run the advert again.
GBGB Media and Communications Officer Simon Banks said” While it is a pleasing result, it is a bit late in the day and the damage has been done. However, it means that the advert will never been shown again. The Cinema Advertising Association has told us that it will look very closely at similar advertising in the future.”
Banks added that a complaint had been lodged with ASA about a recent billboard campaign by Caged Nationwide featuring the slogan “You bet, they die” and that the GBGB would use all the legal and regulatory methods available to it to counter the stream of lies and fake news peddled by anti-greyhound racing groups. ... See MoreSee Less
Another of the greyhound racing industries ' Disposable Commodities' namely a beautiful greyhound boy age 5 years and should be in a loving family home, but due to being used, to compete on a dangerous race track, where hundreds of greyhounds sustain injuries,many who lose their lives, his young life has been robbed from him by the people who used him as a money making racing machine. Rest in eternal peace dear lad, your only fault was, you were born a greyhound and were unfortunate enough to have entered the cruel greyhound racing industry. ... See MoreSee Less
After performing in 167 races at Belle Vue - Romeo Uptown was rewarded with a lethal injection. This video has no sound.
Floyd Amphlett. Greyhound Star, May 2012, page 35. " Greyhounds are property.It is the prerogative of any owner to dispose of his/her greyhound providing it is done in a humane way. End of!! ". Here is one of many of the GBGB (Greyhound Board of Great Britain) discaplinary hearings. January 2018..Mr.Alan Winsper, registerd owner of greyhound REVERSE BACKWARDS uneccesarily euthanased at Monmore Green greyhound stadium. Rest in eternal peace dear greyhound..your only fault..you were unfortunate to have been born a greyhound. A long read but the hearing is listed below: 2 Monmore Green Stadium – REVERSE BACKWAYS – Registered Owner Mr A Winsper Registered owner Mr Alan Winsper was found in breach of Rules 2, 18 (i) and 152 (i) and (ii) in that he unnecessarily caused the greyhound REVERSE BACKWAYS to be euthanased at Monmore Stadium on 21 April 2017. Mr Alan Winsper and Mr Pete Rosney, Stipendiary Steward, and Mr Thomas Faulkner, Assistant Trainer, were in attendance. Mr Nigel Walpole, veterinary surgeon, and Mr Paul Webster, Professional Trainer, gave evidence by telephone. The Committee heard that a local enquiry had been held by Stipendiary Steward Pete Rosney on 14 August 2017 into the circumstances in which the greyhound REVERSE BACKWAYS had been euthanased at Monmore Green Stadium on 21 April 2017. The greyhound had been put to sleep by the track vet, Mr Nigel Walpole, at the request of Registered Owner Mr Alan Winsper, acting on behalf of the owner, the Hughes Corporation syndicate. The Manager for Integrity and Welfare Services, Duncan Gibson, told the Committee that Mr Winsper, although claiming at the local inquiry to be a member, was not registered as the person nominated by the syndicate to be responsible for all matters as the Owner for the Hughes Corporation syndicate under the GBGB Rules of Racing. Mr Gibson also told the Committee that the Hughes Syndicate had not appointed and registered Mr Winsper as its Authorised Agent, empowering him to act for it, as it could do under Rule 14. However, in a letter to Mr Gibson from the syndicate’s nominated person, Ms Carol Ann Hughes, she had written that Mr Winsper had at all times been authorised to act in all matters regarding any of “my or my family’s” greyhounds. The local inquiry established that REVERSE BACKWAYS had been put to sleep at Monmore Green Stadium by the track vet, Mr Nigel Walpole, at the request of Mr Winsper, a 4 VOL 10 NO 2 26 JANUARY 2018 former licensed Greyhound Trainer, after the greyhound had run poorly, finishing last in an S4 contest with a calculated time more than a second slower than its best previous effort over the distance three weeks earlier. The officiating Deputy Racing Manager at Monmore Green, Mr Paul Johnson, had asked that the track vet check REVERSE BACKWAYS and another greyhound that had run poorly, TARANIS BEAR. Mr Walpole’s entry for REVERSE BACKWAYS in the track vet’s diary recorded only “tooth infection”. In a statement to the local inquiry, Mr Walpole said the greyhound had been euthanased following a series of poor races in which it had checked on the bends. He said that he recorded “tooth infection” because Mr Tom Faulkner, the Assistant Trainer at Mr Mel Baker’s kennels responsible for the greyhound that evening, had told him the greyhound was head shy because of painful teeth which may be affecting his performance, but that the teeth had looked in reasonable condition to him. However, in a letter to the GBGB dated 1 January 2018 Mr Walpole acknowledged that REVERSE BACKWAYS had been given dental treatment by his practice 2 months before. Contradicting Mr Walpole, in his statement to the local inquiry Mr Faulkner said that before he was asked to take REVERSE BACKWAYS to the vet for examination he had noticed blood in the greyhound’s gums where its teeth had gone rotten. He had gone to Mr Walpole to ask him to look at the teeth and Mr Walpole had agreed it would be best to take the teeth out. Mr Faulkner said he then spoke to Mr Winsper who said the teeth had already been looked at by Mr Walpole’s veterinary partner, Mr Tom Bingham, who had said they just needed a good clean. Mr Winsper had asked if Mr Faulkner noticed REVERSE BACKWAYS would not run in front of the crowd and had said the greyhound would not be any good if he could not run in front of crowds. Mr Faulkner stated that in the vet’s room Mr Winsper had said to him it might be better to put the greyhound to sleep because it was nervous. Mr Faulkner said he responded that they should send the greyhound to run at Perry Barr, as they did not get crowds at the BAGS meetings there. Mr Winsper had replied that it would be unfair to give a nervous dog to another trainer. Mr Faulkner said he had left REVERSE BACKWAYS with Mr Winsper and the vet. When he returned to the vet’s room later, the greyhound had been put to sleep. Stipendiary Steward Pete Rosney told the Committee it was most unusual for a greyhound to be euthanased at the race track for no reason other than that it was considered unsuitable for rehoming. He had never come across this happening before. Usually a decision that a greyhound should be euthanased because there was no other option would be taken after consideration over a period of time. In his evidence to the local inquiry, Mr Winsper said he had bought the greyhound dog in January 2017 for £100 from Mr Paul Webster, a Professional Trainer attached to Belle Vue Stadium, after being told it was for sale and watching it race. Mr Faulkner had kept him updated about the greyhound after it went to Mr Mel Baker’s kennels. He said he was told the greyhound cowered away from people and that its mental state was “questionable”. It was clear it was “a difficult dog” and “unlikely to change”. He had been aware the greyhound had a hole in one of its teeth, but that this was all that needed looking at. He said that on 21 April 2017 he had asked Mr Walpole to “check the dog out”, not for its teeth but because it had run badly. He said he had explained the greyhound was “skittish” and appeared to have “a mental phobia”, that it was “a danger to others” and that he thought the best course was to put it to sleep. In his evidence to the Committee, Mr Faulkner explained he did not work day-to-day running the block where REVERSE BACKWAYS was kept but he had regular contact with the greyhound and had been aware of how it was behaving. He said the greyhound’s teeth must have been neglected before it came to the kennels, where it was given dental treatment some 26 days after arriving. One tooth had decayed right the way through and the other about 75% through. The greyhound suffered distress from its teeth. They were sore and there was bleeding. This had continued after the dental treatment that had been given by the Walpole and Bingham veterinary practice on 23 February 2017. Food got stuck in its teeth. Mr Faulkner said that the greyhound would cower away from people and animals, acting as if spooked. It could not be walked. He said it had never been aggressive towards him but he was told it had nipped kennelhands, although it had never actually bitten them. He said that when he had returned to the vet’s room on 6 October 2017 he had been shocked that the greyhound had been put to sleep, although he had not, he said, been disappointed or upset. REVERSE BACKWAYS was not a greyhound that he would want to re-home. It had been unpredictable. There was no reason, he said, why it would not snap at children or run away from an old person who would not be able to catch it. Mr Faulkner’s description of REVERSE BACKWAYS was startlingly different from the description of the same greyhound given by its previous owner, Professional Trainer Paul Webster, both to the local inquiry and to the Committee. He said that at his kennels the greyhound had been kennelled unmuzzled with a bitch. It was a nice, straightforward greyhound with one quirky characteristic, that it always came out backwards when taken from its kennel (hence its name). It didn’t cower away. It showed no fear or phobias towards humans or other dogs; quite the opposite. It displayed no tendency to bite anyone. Mr Webster accepted that greyhounds could change when they go from one kennel to another. He could not rule it out but he repeated to the Committee that he would be surprised if it happened in the case of REVERSE BACKWAYS. Mr Webster had not been aware of any problem with the greyhound’s teeth. Nothing had been noted by the track vet at Belle Vue Stadium. As for racing in front of people, Mr Webster had seen no indication of a problem but the greyhound had mainly run at BAGS meetings without many spectators. Mr Winsper told the Committee his information about the greyhound and its nature and behaviour had come from Mr Faulkner. He said Mr Faulkner told him before the race on 21 April 2017 and on previous occasions that it had “gone for” people, even if it had not bitten them. He believed it had a mental condition which made it unhomeable. He could not take the risk that it would be aggressive to a new carer. It would not settle in any other kennel. He did not consider that placing it in another kennel was an acceptable life for the greyhound. Mr Winsper told the Committee that he had explained to Mr Walpole that he thought the greyhound should be put to sleep because it had a mental condition that made it dangerous. CALENDAR 5 He said he had asked Mr Walpole for advice on whether it should be euthanased. Mr Walpole gave evidence by telephone from Monmore Green Stadium. He said the event was now some time ago and he could not be sure he had been given any reason why the greyhound should be put to sleep. Owners often gave no reason and he would not always ask. He was as certain as he could be that he was not asked to give advice on whether the greyhound should be put to sleep. He was as certain as he could be that he had not given Mr Winsper any advice. He thought the reason he was given for euthanasing REVERSE BACKWAYS was that Mr WInsper was disappointed with the greyhound’s form: that it had been running inconsistently and that this was down to its temperament. The Committee noted there were inconsistencies and contradictions in the evidence from Mr Winsper, Mr Faulkner and Mr Walpole as to what happened on 21 April 2017, what was said by whom when the greyhound was taken to Mr Walpole, when Mr Faulkner was in the vet’s room and when Mr Winsper was in the vet’s room. What was uncontradicted was that Mr Faulkner did not suggest the greyhound should be put to sleep or state why it should be put to sleep and that he was shocked when he discovered this had happened. The Committee also found it telling that Mr Faulkner’s evidence to the local inquiry was that Mr Winsper had said that putting the greyhound to sleep might be best because it was “nervous” and that Mr Faulkner did not agree with this but suggested it run at Perry Barr. This exchange strongly supported the conclusion that the real reason Mr Winsper considered it was “necessary” to have the greyhound euthanased was not because it was so temperamentally unsuitable that it could not be rehomed but because it was not a good enough prospect as a racer. The Committee found this was a case where it had not been necessary to euthanase because none of the arrangements for the retirement of greyhounds that Rule 18 (i) stipulated had to be followed (including rehoming) were available. Further dental treatment to put right the ineffective treatment given to REVERSE BACKWAYS in February 2017 should have been investigated. No effective consideration was given to how the dog could be retired in one of the acceptable ways required by rule 18 (i). The Committee did not accept that Mr Winsper was right or entitled to decide, as he said he did, that retirement into kennels as approved by Rule 18 (i) was unacceptable, making it necessary to put the greyhound to sleep. Nor was it necessary or acceptable for Mr Winsper to rush into having the greyhound put to sleep immediately after the race, without taking time for consideration. The Committee accordingly found Mr Winsper in breach of rule 18 (i). It followed that he was also in breach or Rule 2 in that he failed on this occasion, in relation to this greyhound, to have full regard for the animal’s welfare, if only by failing to investigate whether some dental treatment, possibly straightforward extraction, could improve any defects in its temperament so that it could be retired by rehoming or by another of the options under Rule 18 (i). Mr Winsper also failed to promote welfare by not considering with the trainer and/or other owners or the vet, which he did not, the prospects for re-homing or otherwise retiring REVERSE BACKWAYS in accordance with Rule 18. The Committee also found Mr Winsper in breach of Rule 152 (i) and (ii) in that, on this occasion and in relation to this greyhound, he acted in a way which prejudiced the integrity, proper conduct and good reputation of greyhound racing. Mr Winsper had made it clear that he neither appreciated or accepted either that what he did in having REVERSE BACKWAYS euthanased was wrong or why the Rules for retirement of greyhounds were as they are. In those circumstances, the decision of the Committee was that he should be disqualified for a period of six months. 3 Sheffield Stadium – SPRINGWELL CLICK – Registered Sales Agent Mr S Sheehan ... See MoreSee Less
A great dry morning Sunday Jan 28th for our car boot stall at Harford Bridges park and ride site, Norwich. We have been lucky enough to have had some great items donated for us to sell to raise vital funds. A busy morning on our stall then it was off to support Ipswich Anti Fur campaign outside Philip Browne shop, Norwich who sell Canada Goose brand jackets in their shop, these garments are trimmed with real fur from wolf and coyote...so a very productive day for Animal rights awareness ... See MoreSee Less
Northamptons Towcester greyhound track plan to rehome all it's unwanted racers..approx 250 per year, they, of course are not including the greyhounds who do not make the grade to race on their track then there are the ones who do not survive their track and regarding publishing injury data, well.. does this data only involve the greyhounds who are destroyed trackside..or will it include greyhounds sent away to be destroyed by vets away from the track ?! Let us not forget the statement made by Floyd Amphlett in the Greyhound Star May 2012 page 35 " Greyhounds are property. It is the prerogative of any owner to dispose of his/her greyhound providing it is done in a humane way. End of!!" greyhoundstar.co.uk/towcesters-re-homing-injury-pledge/... See MoreSee Less
Rest in eternal peace Robbies Hawk. Robbed of life at only 19 months of age, along with thousands who have and who will lose their lives because greyhound racing exists. Please do not bet on greyhounds lives. ... See MoreSee Less
According to information received – Robbies Hawk – a 19 month old blue puppy sustained a broken shoulder at Towcester’s first bend on January 24th.
Having only competed in 6 races over a period ...
The annual anti greyhound racing protest in London on 28.01.2018 outside the hotel hosting the Greyhound Board of Great Britain(GBGB) awards ceremony. GBGB attenders were far outnumbered by protesters, made up of over 300 anti racing and animal rights campaigners from all over the country and from overseas giving the greyhounds the powerful voice they need. ... See MoreSee Less
Well done to Greyhound Action In Nottingham (GAIN) for making Hilton Harriers Football Club aware of the cruelty they would be supporting if they were to go ahead with their night at greyhound racing....well done to Hilton Harriers FC for making the compassionate decision of canceling the event. ... See MoreSee Less
UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED. MANY THANKS TO HILTON HARRIERS FC FOR NOT SUPPORTING SUCH A CRUEL INDUSTRY.
IGB Welfare and Inspections 2017 report.
Total of 477 welfare inspections for 2017 - down from the 571 in 2016(which was up from 569 in 2015).
Everyone was well behaved through September, October and...
Please attend this important anti greyhound racing event next Sunday January 28th. in London. Anti greyhound racing campaign groups and individuals and animal rights groups and individuals will be joining from all over the world to be a voice for the greyhounds whilst the Greyhound Board of Great Britain hold their wining and dining and patting each other on the backs event at their annual awards ceremony. GBGB Awards Protest 2018... See MoreSee Less
January 28, 2018, 4:30pm - January 28, 2018, 9:00pm
The official date and venue for the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) awards gala has been released. Looks like the Greyhound Board of Great Britain have had to find yet another venue to congrat...
REEEESULT!! It seems the racing industry are fuming about AfG's Cinema Awaraness Adverts!!! Well it's hardly surprising as we currently have the ad showing at 2 major British cinema complexes before every film, every day in every screen for 12 months ( July 2017 to July 2018). Showcase Delux Bluewater, Dartford 13 screens and within the catchment area of 4 licensed tracks and Cineworld, Newcastle 16 screens in the catchment area of 3 licensed tracks. Here is AfG's new film, ' The Race For Life' Please help us spread the awareness even further by liking the films on You Tube and sharing. www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm1yw9Qzk3E... See MoreSee Less
It is of grave concern that " Most pounds have now stopped accepting greyhounds". So what will happen to so many hundreds of unwanted irish greyhounds?!. So by not' accepting' greyhounds, the kill rate figures for these Irish pounds will be greatly reduced, which will be very misleading and not show a true account of how many unwanted dogs are killed. Also, dogs who are ' surrenderd' to pounds are not under the same regulations as unclaimed strays are. Proof of the slaughter of unwanted greyhounds/sighthounds in this article which states " Greyhounds and lurchers are particularly difficult to rehome and have a much higher euthanasia rate". www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/limerick-put-down-three-times-more-dogs-than-rest-of-count...... See MoreSee Less
As greyhound racing worldwide is in steady decline, the good news for greyhounds is. Less tracks = less greyhounds bred = less greyhounds will suffer and die. 80% of greyhounds who are used to race on British tracks are bred in Ireland.., meaning the British Greyhound Racing Industry fuels the breeding of thousands of those greyhounds. ... See MoreSee Less
The number of greyhounds being bred in Ireland for use in racing has fallen to "the lowest since the early days of the sport", it is being reported.
In another indication of the cruel greyhound indus...
Judge Eugene O'Kelly, must have just arrived from another planet, to find it ' EXTRODINARY' that greyhounds are abused and neglected!!!. ANIMAL ABUSER David Kirwan is allowed to keep his Rottweiler and Alsatian, a herd of cattle and to continue working for a dog breeder!! Where is the justice?!! Although one poor greyhound was so ill he/she had to be euthanaised, the only consulation here is, the other 2 greyhounds were brought back to heath by the ISPCA and found homes. www.independent.ie/business/farming/news/courts/farmer-who-abused-greyhounds-allowed-to-keep-herd...... See MoreSee Less
MNA, MNA Business, MNA Economy, MNA Gaming, MNA Macau | Angela Leong On Kei, the current owner of the Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd., confirmed on Tuesday that the dog racing track operated by th...
Let us see just what ACTION the British Greyhound Racing Industry governing body, the GBGB will be taking after making the following statement in this article.." They are supportive of any efforts to ban retired racers going to China and would take action against any trainers who were involved in the export". Sadly it is not just their ' retired racers' they should be gravely concerned about, but also all the greyhounds who have been bred for their industry...including the thousands who do not make it to their race tracks. www.sundaypost.com/fp/wherever-hope-came-from-she-ended-up-in-hellowner-calls-for-export-ban-afte...... See MoreSee Less
Another great Vegan Fair for Norwich, December 23rd at St Andrews Halls, organised by the amazing Shena Lou and Co from Pudz Animal Sanctuary, Lincolnshire. www.facebook.com/pudzanimalsanctuary/ AfG had a fantastic space for our stall and were given kind permision by the venue management to have 3 beautiful AfG greyhounds acompany us on our stall. It was so nice to be amongst such lovely people for the day, with stall holders and visitors from all over the country. The venue has a great atmosphere in such a lovely setting of amazing archtecture. We had a job fitting the whole event into one photograph. We received so many generous donations and our merchandise and tombola were very popular, also another oportunity to raise even more awareness of our campaign with many people taking our leaflets. The beautiful greyhounds have an even bigger ' fan club ' now with the attention the received all day long. Thank you to the fabuloue Vegan Cakery www.facebook.com/TheVeganCakery/ for your very generous cash donation and the lovely drizzle cake and vegan cream filled puff cakes you gave us at the end of the fair. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to Rachel and Co at The Little Shop of Vegans, Norwich for your great support of AfG. AfG Christmas cards and badges have been allocated space in the shop along with our campaign leaflets for most of 2017 as well as being one of their ' Charity of the Month' in store collections. If you live in Norwich or you come to visit, please pay this great 100% vegan shop a visit they have a great selection of sweets and savories and countless amounts of cruelty free items. In the run up to Christmas, customers were given this complimentary vegan chocolate santa. ... See MoreSee Less
AfG have just finished another amazing year of awareness and fundraising with a fantastic weekend at Jollyes Pet Superstore, Norwich on December 22nd and our stall at the fabulous Norwich Vegan Fair, December 23rd. AfG will be in our 19th year in 2018 and are growing in strength each year. The success of our campaign is down to the dedication of volunteers who give up so much of their spare time, from the ones who help on events to the foster carers, who care for our rescued hounds so well and the wonderfuly talented ladies who knit and craft fabulous hound garments and other items for us to sell and to the amazing support of store managers etc who allocate us space at various stores and other venues to hold our events. Lastly but by no means least, for the overwhelming support of the public and other dedicated supporters who help us finance our vital work ... See MoreSee Less
A bright dry day in Norwich City Centre 16.12.17 meaning the City was packed with people all day, making our charity stall very busy and popular. We are fortunate enough to have wonderful items donated to us for us to sell as well as having an ever growing aray of our unique merchandise, which always brings regulars and newcomers to our stalls. Thanks to the amazing handcrafters who are so talented and creative, who give up their valuable time to knit and craft all sorts of hound knitwear and other fabulous items. All who are such valued supporters of AfG. ... See MoreSee Less
AfG had a busy and successful awareness/collection day at Tesco, Stalham. Norfolk on 14.12.17 and were allocated a great area outside the store to errect our shelter to acommodate our acompanying hounds. A poignant day where we remembered and highlighted the story of poor little black female greyhound Snip Nua, whose life came to a premature end on December 14th 2009 when she was destroyed after sustaining a hock injury whilst competing at Harolds Cross greyhound track, Ireland. People were disapointed to hear that comedian Dara O Briain was associated with the industry by part owning Snip with the Foir Gael greyhound racing syndicate. So now even more people realise how tracks are so dangerous and how greyhounds are merely the industries disposable commodities, as poor little Snip was not the first greyhound whose life was cut short because of the cruel industry and she will not be the last. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snip_Nua... See MoreSee Less
IT'S HERE...AfGs 2nd cinema advert ' The Race for Life ' is currntly showing before every film, every day in all screens at Showcase Delux, Bluewater,Dartford (13 screens) and Cineworld Newcastle (16 screens). This advert is alternating with our original advert ' Where Have All the Greyhounds Gone?'.( shown above on cover video). The campaign is running from 14.07.17 to 14.07.18. We have not yet had the chance to view the advert on the big screens but you can imagine the impact this has on the huge screen with Dolby surround sound. If you see a film at either of the above cinemas, please send us your reviews on our advert either comment here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm1yw9Qzk3E... See MoreSee Less
AfG held a charity stall and street collection/Awareness day in a very busy City centre in Norwich on 09.12.17 Lots of people visited our stall with their dogs, due to the fact there was a ' Santa paws' dog event just up from our stall at Norwich Forum. So our hound knitwear was more popular than ever today. The hounds were wrapped up in their hooded knitted jumpers with fleeces over the top, so not only does this keep them snug this time of year but is an excellent oportunity to advertise our various knitwear, which is all beautifuly hand crafted by very talented AfG volunteers, who are currently working very hard to keep up with orders for our exclusive hats,snoods and jumpers. ... See MoreSee Less
Unlike most parts of the country, we had some nice mild dry days in Norwich enabling us to caryy out two very successful awareness/fundraising days. This event is from 07.12.17 at Wroxham where we met some very nice people and received fantastic support. Our acompanying hounds were kept cozy as the management of Roys department store allocated us an area to errect our shelter under the cover of their store to carry out part of our collection. ... See MoreSee Less
Utterly disgracefull...the greyhound racing industry worldwide puts money and public entertainment before any welfare concerns for the greyhounds. All of us who love our greyhounds know they suffer from extreme temperatures....this is causing unecesary suffering to greyhounds and just another reason to outlaw the industry. ... See MoreSee Less
Ladbrokes’ Monmore dog track does it again by showing a total disregard for the welfare of greyhounds. Please don’t support this exploitative gambling industry!
Please support this campaign to save the Canindrome greyhounds when the deadly track closes in July 2018. There are several ways you can help. At least 650 greyhounds will need to be saved reputable rescues worldwide are pledging to take in as many as they can. Help is needed to share this awareness, to sign and share the petition, to donate for rescue and transport and to try to secure sanctuary for each and every greyhound. All details are listed on the article below. ... See MoreSee Less
SAVE THE MACAU GREYHOUNDS
The Canidrome, the worst dog track in the world, will definitively cease to exist by 21st July 2018.
What seemed like an impossible dream will become reality.
The new 'Sa...
AfG had a busy morn morning at Norwich's Harford Bridges car boot on Sunday December 3rd. We were very encouraged to hear comments from general members of the public, when they came to say hello to our hounds, many expressed grave concern and horror of the weekends media exposures on the sale of Irish and British greyhounds to China and other countries with no animal welfare protection. More people are constantly learning just how the greyhound racing industry worldwide have no care or concern of the welfare and safety of their greyhounds. We hope the more exposures there are of the vile industry the less people will choose to support it. All of us who rescue the industries unwanted greyhounds will know ours are some of the very lucky survivors, unlike the poor innocent greyhounds who are never saved, thousands who simply disappear and remain unacounted for and many who end up in hell holes as exposed in recent media coverage. ... See MoreSee Less
AfG have been lucky enough to have some bright dry days to do our fundraising and awareness events for November. Our beautiful acompanying hounds always receive so much attention and admiration and are always kept cozy. Here are two of our ' Red Riding hounds' in their AfG special sighthound hooded jumpers. Charity stall Norwich City Nov 18th and at Harford Bridges car boot sales Nov 12th and 26th. ... See MoreSee Less
... Another beloved member of our family, our beautiful greyhound boy Snoopy, age 13 1/2 left this world on Wednesday November 15th at 12.20, silently, peacefuly surounded by all who loved and cared for him. He will be loved and missed forever. Rest in eternal peace our beautiful boy. He came to the care of Action for Greyhounds in Febuary 2011 in a terible state of neglect as depicted in this 1st photo. All he needed was proper care, love and comfort and over the months that followed his physical and mental health steadily improved, the 2nd photo is just a few months on .Dear Snoopy you had nearly 7 more years of the life you so deseved after the 1st 7 years of an obviously awful life.
SNOOPY Published July 18, 2012 | By Keely Snoopy when he came to Afg weighing 26 kilos It is believed he wore a muzzle 24/7 for about 6 months as his face was covered in sore skin with hair loss all o...
Many thanks to Lynsey and Heather for organising and running the Action for Greyhounds stall at Nev Fest vegan fesival at Sunderland Stadium of Light Sunday 12th November. ... See MoreSee Less
We've had a great day at the Vegan Festival, as always the place was full of friendly, caring faces!
Lots of people talking to us about the horrendous story of greyhound cruelty in Hartlepool that h...
We had a very busy and productive morning with our stall at Harford park and ride site, car boot sale in Norwich yesterday. A bit cold but dry and sunny and our accompanying hounds were all wrapped up well in their knitwear. We have great support from regular local car boot goers as well as visitors from other parts of the country so we are always managing to raise awareness to more peple who can learn of our campaigning and help spread the awareness further. We meet so many people at our events and learn a lot of useful information, not only from anti greyhound racing people but often from pro racers. We were told yesterday that a greyhound came out of the trap at Romford stadium Saturday ( Nov 11th) and dropped DEAD on the track....we are trying to find out what caused the death of this poor greyhound. ... See MoreSee Less
Trainer Paul Hennessy featured, with his history on doping, in the recent IGS article on integrity.
Paul Hennessy trains greyhound More Joy, who is owned by Kilkenny solicitor, Gerry Meaney. More Joy ...