ESSEX ANIMAL DEFENDERS and AFG PEACEFUL PROTEST ROMFORD STADIUM 01.11.2013
Romford stadium allowed their greyhounds to be exposed to unnecessary trauma by deciding to allow this racenight to go ahead, knowing well in advance that the firework display would be taking place. Even with strong opposition from Greyhound protection campaigners and the Dogs Trust and the Blue Cross, they failed to cancel the racing, putting commercial concerns above animal welfare concerns.
The group say “The protest was very positive, with racegoers willingly taking our leaflets and some even stopping to have discussions with us. Only on man hurled some verbal abuse at us and a female taking a leaflet only to stand and screw it up and throw it to the ground in front of us. We had lots of ‘hoots of support’ from passing motorists”
Hopefully the group received support from the passing public (who were not going into the track) because they had been made aware of the insensitivity of the stadium failing to cancel the racing on compassionate grounds after seeing the Romford Recorder article