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 ...
The Irish greyhound industry is now "ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION". That's according to the vice-chairman of the Irish Greyhound Owners and Breeders Federation (IGOBF).
In a message posted this week on...
Australian greyhound trainers who have pleaded guilty to shipping dogs to China will only be banned from racing for 2.5 years. By then, the dogs they abandoned overseas will likely be dead.
Do you th...
A few hours ago Senator Tom Lee filed a Constitutional Amendment to phase out greyhound racing in Florida. This historic proposal is the first official attempt to end greyhound racing in the Sunshine ...
Whilst those of us who care deeply about the welfare of our animals, who are much loved family members,( especialy over this awfull time of year where fireworks are being let off probably over a 2 week period and for at least 2 weekends from November 5th, not only at various public displays but also in private gardens and randomly being let off, day and night), .please spare a thought for the greyhounds who are being made to compete at various race tracks , not only with nearby firework displays taking place....but yes...unbelievably at the actual greyhound tracks, where many racing greyhounds are kenneled on the premises...for example..Sheffields owlerton track...Brighton and Hove track are holding races while a firework display is held next door...this is how much the racing industry care about their greyhounds. Over many years AfG (with support of some of the top animal welfare organisations) have voiced our concerns to local councils and track managers and no action has been taken to either cancel the racing or the firework displays. We have also notified councils of greyhounds and other animals being kept unatended on allotment sites...again no action has been taken to protect their welfare needs.
OWLERTON GREYHOUND STADIUM, SHEFFIELD
Sunday 5th November
It’s nearly that time of year again – Bonfire night! And this year, it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. We’ll have all the usual entertainment for the whole family – greyhound racing followed by fireworks, sweet stall, children’s entertainer and this year, we’ve even got a fairground ride!
All our usual great value packages are available. The Restaurant and Executive Boxes book up extremely quickly so don’t leave it too late to book your tickets. Click here to find out more.
Thank you William for these great photos taken at AfG's street collection/Awareness day october 28th Norwich City Centre. The AfG hounds fan club seems to be ever growing and the hounds never miss an opportunity for a hug or to lean into someone. ... See MoreSee Less
It is vital the ' Save the Macau Greyhounds' campaign is shared far and wide, to ensure the release and sanctuary of the estimated 600 greyhounds kept at the Canidrome track. This is 100% for the greyhounds, reputable rescues and individuals are being asked to give sanctuary to the ( hopefully) released greyhounds and people are asked to please donate if they are able to, towards the campaign if you can to help with their release, any medical care needed and transport costs .PLEASE..keep any comments polite, otherwise this may cause a negative effect on the track owners decision to agree to release the greyhounds. www.change.org/p/chief-executive-and-secretary-for-the-economic-and-finance-affairs-lionel-leong-...... See MoreSee Less
Lucky enough to have good weather for our street collection/awareness day, Norwich City centre 28.10.17.
As always we received amazing support from the public on the day and our beautiful acompanying hounds received constant admiration and attention. Always well provided for and kept cozy with their variety of beds, so are always comfortable and relaxed. Believe us..they were up and active some of the time !!:) Hundreds of our campaign awareness leaflets issued and children who visited us were all happy with their AfG button badges with a choice of 4 designs, all stating awareness slogans. ... See MoreSee Less
Following the recent PETA exposure of the 150 greyhounds at the Pet Blood Bank. It now seems PBB are closing and the greyhounds are being released. Although this seems good news, it appears the control for the future welfare and security of the greyhounds has been taken over by the greyhound racing industry and rescues affiliated to it. So we are doubtfull we will ever know who the racing owners and trainers were who allowed these greyhounds to be sent to this Hell Hole. The industry claim the greyhounds are all in good health, yet they say they will all recieve medical and dental checks?!. We are sure you will all agree the PETA footage and images of these poor suffering greyhounds, do not lie. We sincerely hope all the greyhounds recieve the medical care they obviously need and all go on to find the loving homes they so deserve. www.ngagreyhounds.com/News?h60=4594... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to Jollyes pet superstore, Norwich for allowing us such a great space in their store for our collection/awareness day, Sunday October 22nd. Due to the bad weather we quickly had to abandon our usual space outside the store, so it was great to be able to carry on with the day with our beautiful hounds in the warm and dry. We always have great support from the store managers and staff and from customers who made very generous cash and dog food donations and showed much interest in our work. Needless to say, our hounds received lots of admiration and attention and gobbled up lots of biscuits and treats they were kindly offered. ... See MoreSee Less
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 profit greatly from the blood supplied by these poor greyhounds used by the Pet Blood Bank who live ( or rather...merely exist) in misery and squalor. PVC have been asked to arrange the release of 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