Update on Saluki Jess. She went for her check up with our vet on Thursday, who is very pleased with her progress. Due to our vet carrying out hundreds of neutering operations, many being complicated and challenging, it is doubtfull Jess would have survived the operation had it been carried out by a less experienced vet. Jess is starting to eat well agian and is gaining weight and general overall fitness and condition. She will soon be well enough to have a good run. Once fully recovered and judged ready for adoption she will be lookingfor a very very special experience forever home. All above is due to the expert care and dedication of her foster carers and our vet. ... See MoreSee Less
The GBGB commitment will doubtful be no more effective than the ' Greyhound Charter' drawn up by the industry over a decade ago which stated it was to protect greyhounds from cradle to grave...not even enforceable, not worth the paper it was written on. ... See MoreSee Less
Just 3 days after the GBGB made a 5 point commitment to greyhound welfare including having a dedicated Welfare Officer at all GBGB tracks - working with stadia to provide the safest possible racing su...
Greyhounds risk their lives worldwide on the dangerous tracks. ... See MoreSee Less
Irish Greyhound Board track Death and Injury Stats for 2017.
124 greyhounds died at Irish greyhound tracks last year.
This was 35% of the number of greys injured at tracks last year.
Still think it is...
Greyhound in running to be top dog despite failed drug tests
Thursday, March 15, 2018
A champion greyhound, which failed three drugs tests last year, is in the running for the indu...
Rest in Peace all you innocent greyhounds...your misfortune was to be born greyhounds bred to race bred for a vile industry. ... See MoreSee Less
Gone But Not Forgotten
PJ Coogan - MC / Compére said on The Cork's 96fm Opinion Line Cork's 96FM that he would hate to think that he watched a greyhound race in Curraheen Park Greyhound Track and tha...
"I had a greyhound brought in to me two weeks ago and they just wanted her put to sleep. She was 18 months. They didn't have any use for her" - A Tipperary Vet speaking on the Tipp Today show. Thankfu...
With reference to the recent industry greyhound ' rehomed' and ' retained' figures. Here is something to consider which was brought up by Ivor Stocker a few years ago when he was Executive Director of the Retired Greyhound Trust (RGT) with the industry governing body at the time, as the NGRC. Stocker said: " There was certainly instances in the last 2 or 3 years where dogs have been counted on one or more occasion because the trainer put in a form and and we ( RGT )put in a form" Stocker further added that the NGRC "were guilty of counting some dogs not only twice but three or four times". So if this is still the case with GBGB figures of greyhounds homed, this could mean not 4 greyhounds homed but 1 greyhound homed 4 times!!! something to bear in mind?! ... See MoreSee Less
What an utter disgrace. Sally Button Norwich City Labour Councilor, a pro racer and volunteer of the Retired Greyhound Trust, aims vile remarks at Kerry Elliman, founder of the group Birmingham Greyhound Protection who have saved the lives of hundreds of the industries unwanted greyhounds. Some poeple do show their ' true colours' on social media dont they!?. www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/politics/sally-button-facebook-spat-1-5434244... See MoreSee Less
The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) have provided their track injury/death figures. Please note: these are only figures from British tracks. Also it seems the figures quoted are from greyhounds destroyed at the tracks not the ones taken away from the track and destroyed elsewhere. All those poor greyhounds who have sadly suffered and died in the name of greyhound racing Just ONE greyhound injured and killed is ONE greyhound too many. www.gbgb.org.uk/Injury%20and%20Retirement%20Data.aspx... See MoreSee Less
Please see the stories of just a few of the industries ' Wastage' Greyhounds who were either ' retained' by the owner, trainer,or breeder ' rehomed' by the owner trainer or breeder ( i.e given away free with no regard for their future welfare and safety or found abandoned) when no longer profitable or not fast enough to make the grade in the first place.
These are just a very few as AfG are only involved with rescue and rehoming on a small scale but we know other independent rescues and various individuals will be able to mirror these cases.
PATCH Published August 1, 2017 | By Keely Patch with poppy arriving to UK Colour/Sex: White ( with small brindle patches) Male Date of birth: (believed to be) 10.05.2016 Last reg trainer: Unknown Race...
The Greyhound Board of Great Britain ( GBGB) has launched their ' Greyhound Commitment'. Please note some of the vital points made: The GBGB claim to be responsible for the welfare and care of ALL RACING GREYHOUNDS NOTE: The GBGB are only claiming responsibility for the greyhounds who make the grade to run on their tracks NOT EVERY GREYHOUND bred to supply the demand generated by the industry. The GBGB intend to HOME every greyhound when they ' retire'. But not ALL GREYHOUNDS will retire as many ' as claimed by the industry' are destroyed after sustaining track injuries or found to be UNSUITABLE to be homed. Whislt some are ' retained' by the trainers, owners. or breeders., So what sort of HOME do these greyhounds 'retire' to !?. And there's more here: www.gbgb.org.uk/news/2/2018/3/810/GBGB-Launch-Greyhound-Commitment... See MoreSee Less
Yet another young greyhound falls while racing on a dangerous track we beleive this dear young greyhound has lost his life as a result. ... See MoreSee Less
Was Bonamassa Blues raced to his death?
It appears he was!
On Friday March 9th Bonamassa Blues a 2½ year old black boy was forced to perform in his 37th race at Hove dog track. He collapsed coming of...
UPDATE on Saluki Jess who is now slowly recovering. It has been a worrying time for us all after dear Jess went to the vet Tuesday to be spayed, have a dental and have her hips x rayed. But all did not go to plan. Once our vet started to proceed with the operation she discovered Jess's reproductive organs were in a bad way and starting to shut down, her uterus fell apart in the vets hands and she bled heavily. Luckily, our vet Chantelle is just so amazing, she managed to complete the spaying and remove some plaque build up from her back teeth, but concetrated on completing the spaying and to bring Jess round to recovery as quickly as possible. Jess spent the next 24 hours in intensive care and was kept on intraveinous fluids and plasma to deal with her blood clotting problem. Our vet says, Jess was indeed heavily bred from and had given birth approx 8 to 12 weeks ago and if we had not got her when we did it was likely another season, or worse, another litter would have been fatal. Dear Jess is now in a 2nd foster home where she can stay as an only dog for a while to enable her to recover gradualy. She is doing very well and will return to see the vet next week for a check over. ... See MoreSee Less
Jess is a pure bred Saluki who came into the care of Afg after her statorary time in stray kennels She was found as an unclaimed stray and was in a state of neglect. She is 8 years old and is happily settled into an Afg experienced, dedicated foster home where she is steadily improving. She will soon be neutered and recieve much needed dental treatment. Our vets report says" the crusty discharge in the corner of her eyes would be due to a bad environment she has been kept in, her drooping undercarraige suggests she would have given birth to a litter 2 to 3 months ago, but has also been heavily bred from, likely througout her entire life. She has muscle waste and poor muscle tone, suggesting she has been kept in a confined area with lack of suitable bedding". Her coat was matted all over so she had a thorough bath groom and clip when we picked her up so she will look even more stunning once her beautiful feathering has grown back. ... See MoreSee Less
I think we can all agree that the industry will stop at nothing to exploit these poor greyhounds and put their lives at risk. Race meetings also carry on in heatwaves and whilst nearby firework displays are taking place. This is what happens when you put humans, gambling and animals together. ... See MoreSee Less
***OWLERTON DOG TRACK IN SHEFFIELD***
Yet again we see greyhounds forced to perform during a freezing blizzard with no regard to their health and safety.
Please spare a thought for all the greyhounds who are being forced to run on tracks across the country while the horrendous weather conditions continue. To be transported there, to be kept in holding kennels at the track whilst awaiting being put into a small trap only to risk their lives on a track made all the more dangerous with snow and ice just for a few seconds of public entertainment, then back in the kennels later to travel back in hazardous conditions to be placed back into yet another kennel. It is the height of hypocricy for the industry to claim they " Love The Dogs". ... See MoreSee Less
Racing at Sheffield Track is scheduled to begin just after 6 pm. The latest post on the Owlerton website indicates that despite the freezing temperatures and snow flurries, the dogs will be running as...
In July 2017 Action for Greyhounds took 13 year old lurcher Daisy into our care.
A man had inherited her( when she was age 10) when his parents passed away ( they had Daisy from a pup) They would, we are sure, be turning in their graves knowing Daisy had been kept at this place for 3 years until she came to AfG. No wonder we had to meet him at a car park in Cromer to have Daisy signed over to AfG. She came with nothing but a filthy tatty collar. Her coat was dirty she had fleas she had a weak back end and she was in season. There was not much veterinary history but a recent vet report showed she had sore itchy skin, fleas and was lame on her hind leg and needed further examination of an untreated old injury...she was registered under Rosemary Fabb. 2 weeks after Daisy came to the care of AFG she was rushed to our vets with the deadly womb infection PYOMETRA where she received emergency surgery, which she survived, recovered and is enjoying a life of love, respect and fun. www.edp24.co.uk/news/crime/rosemary-fabb-roughton-puppy-farm-north-norfolk-district-council-1-540...... See MoreSee Less
No wonder ther greyhound racing industry prefer to keep the injury and death data of their greyhounds out of the public domain. ... See MoreSee Less
Shocking new statistics show that 357 greyhounds suffered injuries and 124 were destroyed at tracks around Ireland in 2017. The figures, published in response to a parliamentary question from Clare Da...
Here is a list of the pledges from all over the world to give sanctuary to the Canidrome greyhounds after the track closure July 2018...there is no reason for the track and greyhound owners not to hand their unwanted greyhounds over to Anima Macau ' Save the Macau Greyhounds' they can clearly see all who have pledged will ensure the life time welfare and safety of the greyhounds.' ... See MoreSee Less
AN AMAZING AND EVER GROWING INTERNATIONAL SAFETY NET FOR THE MACAU GREYHOUNDS
Forty-four animal charities and adoption groups from Europe and the rest of the world (USA and Australia) have already r...
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...