Beautiful AfG Lurcher Soli, going from strength to strength in his foster home, it's hard to beleive this is the same hound who came into our care 4 months ago after living a life of neglect, confined to a shed with an isolated existance. Now he has the company of another rescued hound and experiences fun and freedom every day. He is waiting for his special forever home. ... See MoreSee Less
Kennels now taken over by Celia Cross Greyhound Rescue, this dreadful place was until recently a licenced racing Greyhound kennels, passed as acceptable housing for racing Greyhounds by the GBGB (Greyhound Board of Great Britain) the self governed industry governing body...how many more kennels have they passed as suitable !? this will surely not be an isolated case.
CELIA CROSS GREYHOUND TRUST 🤢🤢Just one of the blocks of kennels. This was an active working greyhound racing kennels up until the weekend, when they moved to new premises after allowing this kennels that was refurbished in 2012 get into squalid disrepair. Tony Taylor & the GBGB you should be ashamed of yourselves. The land and Kennels is now under ownership of CCGT. NEVER will any hound suffer these condition on this site again. We are just devastated for other hounds that may be housed in similar conditions all over the country. ... See MoreSee Less
TAMPA—The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society Legislative Fund and Doris Day Animal League are celebrating a tremendous victory in the campaign to end greyhound racing in Florida wit...
Nottingham Animal Rights include campaigning against Greyhound racing among their other animal rights campaign awareness events, including holding awareness protests every other Friday evening outside the local Colwick Greyhound track. If you live in or near Nottingham and would like to get involved you can visit them on their outreach stall the 1st Saturday of each month at Nottingham vegan market. ... See MoreSee Less
Let us hope this will help improve welfare protection for racing Greyhounds, sadly due to the overbreeding and the amount of Greyhounds who are of no use to the industry there will never be enough suitable homes for them all. Peter Laurie may well be promoting Greyhounds as pets but although he is now employed by Battersea he is an ex GBGB employee and (ex?) owner of racing Greyhounds. We would not be in agreement with him that all ex racers make suitable 1st time adopted dogs as many suffer varying degrees of physical and mental trauma and would be best suited to people who have experience with the breed......in the opinion of AfG. www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/28/greyhounds-must-given-protection-race-horses-mps-battersea-de...... See MoreSee Less
As many of us are well aware, this time of year is extremely traumatic to say the least, for many animals pets and wildlife alike, but not for racing Greyhounds with the industry putting money and greed before the welfare of their dogs by allowing race mettings to take place throughout the firework period. Please ask the Greyhound Board of Great Britain what plans they will be putting into place with their new ' Greyhound Commitment' scheme to stop race meetings over the firework period...please do let us know if you have a response from them. Here is how you can contact the GBGB: www.gbgb.org.uk/contact-us... See MoreSee Less
Greyhound racing is a bleak and sordid enterprise for the animals. The dogs are confined 20-23 hours a day in stacked, warehouse-style metal cages barely large enough for them to turn around in, and d...
Another amazing day for AfG with our fundraising/awareness day in Norwich City Centre 20.10.18, lovely weather for our accompanying hounds who lap up all the attention they receive from their ever growing public fan club. We were joined for a short while today by 2 new AfG foster hounds Oci and Pearl with their foster carers It is great to be able to show so many people just what wonderful dogs Greyhounds and other Sighthounds are. As well as receiving an awareness leaflet, youngsters also are given one of AfGs awareness button badges allowing them to raise further awareness when they wear them, so important to educate the younger generation. ... See MoreSee Less
We had a very busy, succesful stall at Ipswich Vegan Fair Sunday October 14th. Another fantastic event orgainised by Sheena and friends from Pudz Animal Sanctuary. Over 2 floors with so many stalls covering so many animal rights issues, great food guest speakers and great music. So nice to spend the day among so many like minded people. Our stall had something for everyone, with our ever growing unique merchandise and so many other great items kindly donated to us to raise funds as well as being able to raise awareness of our campign and issuing lots of our information leaflets. ... See MoreSee Less
WARNING... This film contains upsetting images of Greyhounds in distress, suffering and injured due to abuse. Once again...yet anoither exposure of hundreds of Greyhounds being used for their blood. These beautiful innocent hounds have every last peice of their lives taken from them.
The time is getting closer for the Canidrome Greyhounds to finaly find their forever homes across the world. This film highlights the stages of the campaign across the past 7 years, the investigations, the exposures the obstacles which had to be overcome until the track finaly closed this July.Meeting the wefare needs of the 500+ Greyhounds who all need to be brought to good health then the massive task of orrganising their rescue and transport arrangements.It is hoped this will be acheived by early 2019. www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGuycQ2Cgfk&feature=shareLa visita di Pet Levrieri al Canidrome di Macau, settembre 2018 sottotitoli disponibili in italiano e inglese Subtitles in Italian or English Seguici su Webs... ... See MoreSee Less
A few weeks ago, AfG were made aware of a ' Death Row ' dog in a Romanian pound ' very near his ' distruction ' date. We saw a head and shoulders photo with the information that he was a black, male Greyhound of 8 years old. We did suggest he did not look like a pure Greyhound but must be crossed with another large breed. There was no interest shown for a large middle aged black male and as AfG had a suitable foster home available for him, we agreed to take him into our care. Due to the dedication of Happy Tails Rescue, Romania, they were able to fund the cost of saving him from destruction. It was unbeknown to the rescue that information had been put out that he was a Greyhound. Imagine our surprise when this little chap arrived to his foster home in Norfolk on Ocober 1st. A small cross breed black with tan markings, with no hint of Greyhound in him At first we thought there had been a mix up between dogs being dropped to their destinations, but no....this was indeed our lad ( listed as large black male age 8).But regardless of all above, this dear little hounds life was saved and he soon settled into his foster home and is absolutely besotted with his foster carer. Recently he has been joined by another foster hound and both are good friends. He is the sweetest hound you could meet, we have named him OCI as he arrived to his new life on October 1st. ... See MoreSee Less
We had a lovely day for our last event of September, with our awareness/fundraising day at Jollyes Pet Superstore, Norwich 30.09.18. We have a great area allocated outside the store when the weather is nice to accomodate accompanying hounds. We had some enquiries regarding foster and adoption and issued dozens of our awareness leaflets. ... See MoreSee Less
When will this ' animal abuser' be banned from going anywhere near a Greyhound or any other animal for that matter....how much longer is he going to be able to pump Greyhounds full of drugs and get away with it...the industry are obviously aware and seems do not care. ... See MoreSee Less
Hollands case against the IGB for positive tests of cocaine in greyhound Clonbrien Hero, thrown out.
Hopefully now we will learn of any action taken against Holland for the positive samples.
The weather was once again kind to us making our awareness day/street collection in Norwich on Saturday Sept 22nd a great success, with hundreds of leaflets distributed and meeting lots of regular supporters, as well as many members of the public who were newly aware of AfG. ... See MoreSee Less
We have very sad news for all who knew and loved sweet little AfG Lurcher Daisy. She was helped by our vet at 8.25 pm on 18th September to quietly slip away from this world. Dear little Daisy, came to the care of AfG at age 13 and being the strong little fighter she was, managed to recover from emergency surgery from the deadly womb desease, Pyometra. Daisy was fit and healthy until Sunday when rushed to our vets, after her vomiting bile and with a high temperature. An ultrasound scan showed a mass in her abdomen. After 24 hours Daisy was stable enough for the mass to be removed. It was a spleenic tumor, nothing else nasty was discovered and the tumor was removed easily.Daisy was recovering very well and it was hoped she could soon return home but took a turn for the worst 29 hours later and on the Tuesday evening she developed repiratory problems and sadly the diagnosis was a clot in her brain but not connected to the operation. We will all have our treasured memories of Angel Hound Daisy who will remain in our memoreis and hearts forever. www.actionforgreyhounds.co.uk/daisy/... See MoreSee Less
DAISY Published July 8, 2018 | By Keely Dogs name: Daisy Date of birth: March 2004 Breed: predominantly Whippet (possibly crossed with Trailhound) Date came to AfGs care: July 2017 How dog was acquire...
Thank you William, for these photos you took of all the happy people and hounds from AfGs visit to Thomas Tawell House, Norwich, residential home for the elderly, visualy impaired on September 5th 2018. ... See MoreSee Less
Another lovely day and a very busy Norwich City centre for AfGs charity stall on 15th September with many bargains of all sorts and an array of our own merchandise. Our beautiful accompanying hounds receiving lots of attention throughout the day whilst making people aware of what fantastic dogs they are A short distance from our stall was the Cube of Truth event exposing the horrors of factory farming and animal slaughter houses etc So a really good day for animal welfare and protection awareness. ... See MoreSee Less
Great promotion for AfGs 2019 calendar, the hounds and the campaign, when AfG were invited for an interview with Thats TV Norfolk on September 12th. Aired every hour on Friday 14th and all over the weekend. www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvU93-A1D3cAction For Greyhounds is a non-profit making organisation which is dedicated to the welfare of greyhounds. The organisation aims to raise awareness about the... ... See MoreSee Less
Our two beautiful foster hounds Lurcher Soli and Greyhound Mervin have done so well over their weeks in their fantastic foster homes. Each are now looking for their forever homes. Information regarding what type of homes will be suitable for them can be found on Dogs for Adoption section on Action for Greyhounds website: www.actionforgreyhounds.co.uk/category/dogs-seeking-adoption/... See MoreSee Less
Another busy AfG stall on 09.09.18 at the annual Funday and Dog Show in the beautiful grounds of Catton Park, Norwich. Our stall was very popular with all vistors as there was something of interest for everyone. We were joined by some of our adopted hounds and our 2 foster hounds, Greyhound Mervin and Lurcher Soli, who had a great oportunity to enjoy more interaction with people and various other dog breeds. We had our cuddly toy tombola and our ' speciality ' dog tombola of dog food, treats and toys, with none to take home at the end. Also our ever growing and popular selection of merchandise including our vast selection of hand crafted hound knitwear. Lots of interest from people about our campaign and of fostering and adopting so lots of leaflets were distributed. After battling with the wind first thing, we enjoyed a very mild pleasant day, which made the event so successful. ... See MoreSee Less
Now on sale Action for Greyhounds 2019 calendar ' Sighthound Survivors 2 ' The calendar will also commemorate AfGs 20th Year !! Available to buy from AfG shop on our website, or for people local to Norfolk and Suffolk, the calendar will be on sale at our many stalls and events and soon to be stocked at various outlets in those areas. Of which a list will soon be added to the calendar section on our website. www.actionforgreyhounds.co.uk/product/2019_calendar/... See MoreSee Less
On September 5th, AfG were kindly invited with some of our rescued Greyhounds to visit Thomas Tawell House, Norwich, Home for elderly visualy impaired. We spent over one hour with the event being enjoyed equaly by residents, visitors, staff and Greyhounds. Lots of questions were asked about how each hound had become unwanted and how they came into our care etc. Zen wanted to sit on everyones lap, while Wilfred took every opportunity to have a good lean on someone and greedy girls Lacey and Itzy showed most interest in the doggy treats on offer.Each hound took the treats very gently from each residents hand... More photos of the event to follow. All commented on how gentle and friendly the hounds were and they acheived smiling faces all around. After the event we went off to a photo shoot with the hounds for a near future AfG project. ... See MoreSee Less
Please sign and share this petition asking the British government to ban greyhound racing in Britain...this is only open to UK citizens..after signing the petiton, you will be sent an email to confirm your signature so it will be accepted. petition.parliament.uk/petitions/227678 Please note: we are fully aware the figure of greyhounds killed as declered by GBGB on their website for 2017 is 1,013 ... See MoreSee Less
GBGB figures show 1,003 dogs were killed and 4,837 were injured as a direct result of greyhound racing in 2017 alone. These figures could be grossly underestimated because the GBGB are not independent...
Another busy AfG stall at Sprowston car boot sale Sunday September 2nd. We always know which side to set up at each location to be in the shade in warm weather but not on cooler days. ... See MoreSee Less
Another busy weekend for AfG with our stalls at 2 of Norfolks car boot sales. Saturday 1st September our first stall this year at Aylsham late start car boot and meeting many new people, so a great opportunity to raise awareness of our campaign etc to even more people. ... See MoreSee Less
Another busy day today for AfG back at Arminghall car boot sale near Norwich. Supported by regular locals as well as holliday makers from acrosss the country. We were joined today by recently rescued young greyhound Cassie with her proud adopter she soon settled with the other hounds, we just managed to get a photo of them all together. ... See MoreSee Less
As it is a bank holliday weekend AfG had an extra busy awareness/fundraising day at Jollyes Pet Superstore, Norwich August 25th. Accompanied during the day by some of our beautiful foster and adopted hounds who enjoyed all the attention they received from visitors. It is so nice for people to see what wonderful dogs greyhounds and lurchers are. ... See MoreSee Less
AfG do not often get the opportunity to hold weekday events but were able to last week. So taking advantage of the beautiful weather, the busy holiday season and having so many quality items donated for us to sell, as well as our own very popular merchandise.We had a great stall at the East Runton car boot sale next to Cromer on the Norfolk coast Tuesday August 21st and was great to catch up again with some of the other stall holders and local visitors and on Wednesday 22nd a stall at Arminghall giant car boot sale near Norwich. ... See MoreSee Less
Another busy morning on Sunday August 19th with so many weekend car boot sales to chose from round Norfolk and Suffolk we chose Sprowston. A lady especially visited our stall with some good news, she had spoken to us at an earlier event with concern that some of her work colleagues were considering planing a social event at the local greyhound track and asked if she could have some of our leaflets, after she distributed some at her workplace we were thrilled to hear the group had made the decision not to plan the event. We have been meeting a lot of holiday makers this Summer at our many events so are able to raise awareness further afield. ... See MoreSee Less
AfG foster greyhound Mervin loves the company of the other sighthounds who always make him welcome at our events. Dear Mervin came to us lame, with injuries ( presumed to have been caused by being raced too young and too hard) last week he also had a deep rooted corn removed under sedation by our vet..hence the big bandage. Already he is more comfortable on the foot. ... See MoreSee Less
Another busy weekend of awareness and fundraising for AfG. Saturday we had an awareness day with street collection in Norwich. We had a small batch of promotional AfG 2019 calendars which all sold out, the large batch of calendars should be out for sale by the end of this week. We met a family from Australia visiting relatives in Norfolk, they have a rescue Whippet and when they return to Oz they are going to adopt an unwanted racing greyhound, they discussed with us the problems with unwanted greyhounds in Australia and how the Government have let Greyhounds down by backing out of the ban on racing, they showed great interest in our campaign purchased a calendar and some of our awareness leaflets to take home with them. We were joined by foster hounds Mervin and Soli who enjoyed the company of the other hounds and the attention from so many people. ... See MoreSee Less
Beautiful rescued Greyhound girl, Misty often accompanies her adopters on AfG events. Such a sweet gentle girl who bears no malice to any human even though she was brutalised by them after having her identifying ear tattoes ( believed burned) from her ears before being dumped. Luckliy she survived the abuse and found the loving home she so deserves. ... See MoreSee Less
Wroxham final day 5 a very busy morning but sadly scattered showers turned to rain late afternoon, so that was the end of our great week. We have raised lots more awareness, heard very interesting stories from people who have rescued greyhounds and other animals, seen photos of some of them and been encouraged by so many people commenting that greyhound racing should be banned Several people were disgusted that greyhounds were traveling to and from tracks in the heatwave and made to race and many were aware of the greyhounds who have been saved from the Canidrome in China. ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday was AfGs final day of our very busy, successful annual awarenss/fundraising week in Wroxham, Norfolk. Accompanied by several differernt foster and adopted hounds each day. We managed to have 4 1/2 great days out of 7 due to 3 days of either rain or it being too hot. The Norfolk Broads is a very popular tourist location, so as well as being hugely supported by local people we met so many people and families from all over the country and some from overseas. A lot of interest in our wet neck bands and coats our hounds wore some days and receiving lots more orders for the CooL HoundZ garments. Many children received Afg badges and wore them with pride. Beautiful hounds lapped up all the attention they received and we had lots of encouraging compliments from visitors and some interest in our foster hounds with pending homechecks soon to be arranged. ... See MoreSee Less
The Australian greyhound racing industry have been responsible for many years for sending greyhounds to the deadly Canidrome track in Macau ( many who did not survive) they have plenty of money to spare to fund special races ( out of taxpayers money) yet not a penny to spare to help to fund the transport and rehomoing of the 500+ greyhounds who have survived the track and now in the safe hands of the group who have fought for so long to close the place down and save the surviving greyhounds.YOU SENT THEM THERE, YOU PAY!
The NSW government has now decided to spend $500,000 of taxpayers' money to fund the 'Million Dollar Chase' race at Wentworth Park track in Sydney.
We ask New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian to allocate that sum instead to partially cover the rehoming costs of the 500 #Australian bred #greyhounds exported by NSW trainers to the infamous #Macau #Canidrome, now safe thanks only to the efforts of Anima Macau and the #SavetheMacauGreyhoundsCommittee, with the support of the international community.
Animals Australia, Mehreen Faruqi Gone Are The Dogs - speaking up for Greyhounds Animal Justice Party Free the Hounds GREY2K USA Greyhound Awareness Cork Let greyhounds run free ... See MoreSee Less
In 2016, nine Irish bred greyhounds were exported to the Canidrome track in Macau. All nine have now been accounted for and are alive, which is great news. How many Irish greyhounds were sent there before 2016 over the many, many years of the track being in operation, will doubtfull ever be known, along with the many greyhounds who until recently never left the place alive.ALL 9 IRISH GREYHOUNDS ARE SAFE AND SOUND
We have some wonderful news! After a process of vigorous and careful doublechecking, we can now confirm that all 9 Irish greyhounds sent to Macau in 2016 are alive and have been identified. They are: 1) Ballinulty Star 2) Crossfield Marie 3) Bellmore Belle 4) Crossfield Simon 5) High Maintenance 6) Two Stone Tadgh 7) Crossfield Leona 8) Ballinulty Show 9) Milled Ash
Of these, High Maintenance (a.k.a. Brighten Righ as renamed by the Canidrome), has been rescued by Anima in June and is now safe and sound at the refuge, Crossfield Simon and Bellemore Belle – respectively renamed Beauty Butterfly and Happy Child by the Canidrome - have been adopted locally in Macau. Apart from these last two, all seven of the others will be adopted in Europe.
This is an extraordinary result for these dogs, at least half of which had been presumed dead for a long time. We will soon publish new photos of them. Please be patient as there is a huge amount of work to be done! Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less