Every Saturday a dedicated group of about 10-15 people from the North West are demonstrating and educating race goings outside Belle Vue. Such demonstrations are vital in raising awareness and hit the promoters where it hurts the most – profits. On occasion, visitors from Sweden, Norway, Italy and America have joined forces with the group who have now set up a facebook page to help put an end to racing at the track – please see link below.
As the world watches, Macau is at a crossroads and can begin taking the correct path by discontinuing cruelty to greyhounds. Every major animal protection organization in the United States and abroad is opposed to greyhound racing and believes it is cruel and inhumane. While dog racing proponents describe a well-regulated industry, the facts prove otherwise.
A senior British MEP has asked the European Commission to put pressure on the Irish government to discontinue state subsidies to the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB), given the board’s plans to develop dog racing in China.
Local sprint ace Rotar Wing was put down after breaking his back while racing at Sunderland on Thursday night.
A little over a week ago, Fort Worth Animal Care & Control, once again acting on a tip from a concerned citizen, found four badly neglected greyhounds trapped in makeshift enclosures on a vacant lot in South Fort Worth. If you’ve been following along you know that FWAC&C seized 28 greyhounds from this same area of town last July, 11 more last August, and a badly neglected female greyhound just last month.
Anthony Gregory Fowler, from Stockton, had been investigated by the police in September 2010 for dealing cannabis. But during his interviews with the police, it also became evident that the greyhound trainer had not only been supplying drugs to people but also to his dogs.
Greyhound number 2 won’t stay quiet. His ‘sifu’ – master or trainer in Chinese, the man who takes the dog by the leash – is constantly trying to control him. Another man, wearing a white suit and behaving as the one in control, gives a sign with his hand. Only then the sifus take the dogs to the deserted racetrack, walking counter clockwise, at a very slow pace until they reach the starting boxes.
The Animal Rights Foundation of Florida staged a protest at the Sanford Orlando Kennel Club in Longwood, challenging bettors and greyhound owners to reassess the controversial sport of dog-racing.
Nearly 20 protesters stood outside as race-goers filtered into the stands of the racetrack June 25, brandishing signs with slogans such as “dog racing kills thousands” and passing out informational flyers that reflected poorly upon the racing industry.