Here is the AfG stall at the annual Dogs Trust Funday/Dog Show Snetterton, Norfolk.
Perfect weather and a record public attendance enabling us to raise lots of awareness and vital funds.
Warm enough for our hounds to wear their AfG cool neck bands, seen lying comfortably in the sun without even panting and right in front of our CooL HoundZ posters, great advert to show how effective the garments are.
It was encouraging to see so many of the dogs at the event were ' rescues' and so many were Greyhounds and Lurchers, many had been adopted from Dogs Trust.
So another successful day for AfG and now even more people know about our campaign.
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AfG were able to hold our 'Remember Rusty' Weekend over May4th & 5th due to the great kindness and support of Jollyes Pet Superstore, Norwich, we were able to have a great space inside their store to accommodate our accompanying rescued hounds and were able to display several of our Remember Rusty posters inside and outside of the store.
We distributed our special Rusty memorial leaflets along with our general AfG information leaflets, so many more people are now aware of poor Rustys fate as well as learning of the fate of hundreds of other Greyhounds along with other atrocities surrounding the Greyhound racing industry.
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Thank you to all you beautiful people who saved these gorgeous Greyhounds. And R.I.P lovely Rusty. Xx ๐Ÿ’™

“Last Hope” (Rusty) May you never be forgotten.

Respect to you all ๐Ÿ˜ for caring so much more xx kerry

“Last Hope” (Rusty) May you never be forgotten.

Thank you โค๏ธ

3 weeks ago

Action for Greyhounds

We are so thrilled that the fantastic Vegan Cakery have chosen to support AfG once again by featuring us as their ' Charity of the Month' for May.
If you have not already indulged in their famous cruelty free award winning cakes and pastries to find out more please like their page and view their website for more info:
vegancakery.com/CHARITY OF THE MONTH ~ Action For Greyhounds

Delighted to once again feature the amazing Action for Greyhounds as my 'Charity of the Month' for May!

Set-up by the remarkable Lin, Annie and Peter in 1999, Norwich based AFG is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the welfare of greyhounds.

AFG has three key aims:
*To raise awareness about the plight of greyhounds bred for racing
*Campaign for the abolition of greyhound racing
*Promote greyhounds as pets

Facilitating the care and future security of greyhounds which are unwanted and abused, AFG is always in need of dedicated foster/forever homes for these beautiful souls.

Find out more at: www.actionforgreyhounds.co.uk
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We are so thrilled that the fantastic Vegan Cakery have chosen to support AfG once again by featuring us as their  Charity of the Month for May.
If you have not already indulged in their famous cruelty free award winning cakes and pastries to find out more please like their page and view their website for more info:
https://vegancakery.com/

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such lovely dogs ๐Ÿ’–

โค๏ธโค๏ธ

Thank you to Lisa and friends for holding their AfG Awareness and collection Day in Dorking, Surrey April 27th in conjunction with their Remember Rusty Weekend held the nearest weekend to May 2nd.
AfG had to postpone our Rusty weekend events in Norwich over April 27th and 28th, due to unfavorable weather conditions but we will be holding our Remember Rusty events here over the weekend of May 4th and 5th.
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Thank you to Lisa and friends for holding their AfG  Awareness and collection Day in Dorking, Surrey April 27th in conjunction with their Remember Rusty Weekend held the nearest weekend to May 2nd.
AfG had to postpone our Rusty weekend  events in Norwich over April 27th and 28th, due to unfavorable weather conditions but we will be holding our Remember Rusty events here over the weekend of May  4th and 5th.

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Thank you for what your doing on behalf of all animal lovers worldwide. Keep up the good work. Your an inspiration.

Thank you and solidarity

Thank you โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ

April 20th and a very busy day in Norwich City center with our charity stall.
The hounds received lots of attention and admiration throughout the day which they never seem to tire of.
We met several people who had rescued Greyhounds and Lurchers and some showed us photos and chatted about them and some we were able to give care advice to.
We met a family from Australia who had 3 rescued Greyhounds and were also involved with the anti Greyhound racing campaigning out there, so we gave them some of our leaflets and it was so nice to have a discussion with like mided people.
One little girl became so infatuated with our Greyhound Zen, she spent such a long time stroking him and was in tears when her mum told her they had to leave.
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April 20th and a very busy day in Norwich City center with our charity stall.
The hounds received lots of attention and admiration throughout the day which they never seem to tire of.
We met several people who had rescued Greyhounds and Lurchers and some showed us photos and chatted about them and some we were able to give care advice to.
We met a family from Australia who had 3 rescued Greyhounds and were also involved with the anti Greyhound racing campaigning out there, so we gave them some of our leaflets and it was so nice to have a discussion with like mided people.
One little girl became so infatuated with our Greyhound Zen, she spent such a long time stroking him and was in tears when her mum told her they had to leave.Image attachment

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Well done. Amazing people x

Respect to you all ๐Ÿ˜ for what you do ๐Ÿ’› brilliant

We were fortunate to have some glorious weather over the holiday enabling us to have 2 successful fundrasing/awareness events also meeting lots of new people as there were lots of holidaying vistors to Norfolk.
This was our stall ( accompanied by some AfG rescued hounds) on April 17th at the very big and popular Arminghall car boot sale, near Norwich.
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We were fortunate to have some glorious weather over the holiday enabling us to have 2 successful fundrasing/awareness events also meeting lots of new people as there were lots of holidaying  vistors to Norfolk.
This was our stall ( accompanied by some AfG rescued hounds) on April 17th at the very big and popular Arminghall car boot sale, near Norwich.Image attachment

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Respect to you all ๐Ÿ˜ for caring so much more xx brilliant

I wouldn’t get past your stall, I adopted a greyhound 18 months ago and have become an avid supporter where possible and live meeting other houndies

Well done x

Well done x

Thank you โค๏ธ

2 months ago

Action for Greyhounds

Freeda and Berty...Update...It is now almost 8 weeks since these 2 beautiful Canidrome Greyhound survivors arrived into the care of AfG from China.
What a difference in them already.
Fully recovered from their neutering, hair almost regrown on their bodies and their coats becoming soft and shiny.
Freeda has gained 3 kilos and Berty has gained 4 kilos.
Berty will continue with a 2nd month on his liver medication and his tail is no longer bandaged as the damaged tip is healed.Below: photo 1 and 2 the weekend ( of Feb 16th) they arrived in their foster home, photo 3 and 4 taken April 9th. they were carefully introduced to 2 tiny dogs yesterday, Freeda progressed well and was able to walk beside them with no bother, however, Berty displayed a high prey drive and was anxious, so a lot more patience and time will be required with his socialisation.

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Hate how these beautiful souls are suffering there such lovely dogs ๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ช

Thank you xx

Aw they are so very blessed to be cared for by you xxx

Thank you for caring for these beautiful souls.

Thank you AFG for taking these beautiful greys and giving them a life they deserve x you are a wonderful organisation xx

Wow beautiful thankyou so much for rescuing them xโค

-Thank you for taking care of these poor beautiful dogs.x

It's great to see the difference in these two dogs, a huge well done to those who rescued them, and those who are caring for them. I hope they find fantastic homes very soon, and live lives full of love, comfort and happiness. Boy, do they deserve it.

Wonderful news thank you for all you do for these dogsโค๏ธโค๏ธ

Well done. These gentle souls deserve a good life. X

Such a transformation! They look so much better! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ’—โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

Bless your wonderful hearts

stunning babies xx

Fantastic , thank you AFG for taking them in and giving them a better life xx

Well done now for a good home๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘

Thankyou for helping them

Oh wow great to see they are doing so well ๐Ÿ’•

Thank you โค๏ธ

Both so lovely ๐Ÿ’œ

Poor souls, if it wasn't for the greed of racing and the idiots who bet on it. So many "ifs" BAN GREYHOUND RACING

Great work AFG xx

Aww a big difference and glad they were save or they would have been getting cooked

Pleased they are being properly looked after

How lovely they look now x

AFG that you for all you do? C

2 months ago

Action for Greyhounds

Another lovely Spring day on March 30th, enabling us to have another successful charity stall in Norwich City centre, accompanied by some of our gorgeous rescued and foster hounds.
Our foster Lurcher, Soli is getting used to being on our stalls and settles well with his canine pals and they all enjoy the attention they recieve from visitors to the stalls.
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Another lovely Spring day on March 30th, enabling us to have another successful charity stall in Norwich City centre, accompanied by some of our gorgeous rescued and foster hounds.
Our foster Lurcher, Soli is getting used to being on our stalls and settles well with his canine pals and they all enjoy the attention they recieve from visitors to the stalls.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Lovely dogs x

Well done bless all

Thank you โค๏ธ

Wonderful

Cool

You are amazing people

2 months ago

Action for Greyhounds

Some AfG rescued hounds enjoying a lovely Spring Sunday, with the weather in our favor we had a busy day with our stall at Harford Bridges car boot sale Norwich.
We are constantly having to raise vital funds for our foster hounds and for the production of our campaign materials to also raise vital public awareness.
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Some AfG rescued hounds enjoying a lovely Spring Sunday, with the weather in our favor we had a busy day with our stall at Harford Bridges car boot sale Norwich.
We are constantly having to raise vital funds for our foster hounds and for the production of our campaign materials to also raise vital public awareness.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Well done all of you x

BRILLIANT

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Thank you โค๏ธ

2 months ago

Action for Greyhounds

Tomorrow, March 26th.. A historic day for Greyhounds when the last of the 532 leave the Candrome track... After many years of campaigning following dreadful exposures of Greyhound cruelty and untimely deaths, successfully closed the place down for good in July 2018.
Due to the dedication of Albano Martins and volunteers and every group and individual worldwide who helped to spread the awareness and save the hounds
Please spare a thought tomorrow and remember the hundreds who were destroyed there over so very many years and who did not get the chance to know love, comfort and respect
:

Albano Martins

4 hrs ยท

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<25-03-2019> Canidrome Information (2)
#SaveTheMacauGreyhounds#

Today six greyhounds left Canidrome, one to Anima,Yahto Keroma, allocated to Australia, one to Hong Kong and four to USA! One greyhound could not fly to USA as the wounds were still not healed, Winner Lover! Tomorrow will go temporarily to Anima and after will fly as soon as he is recovered!

So there are now 11 greyhounds in Canidrome (2.1%), being re-homed 506 (95.1%)!

Tomorrow the greyhounds will leave in this way: five goes to Anima (two sick greys and Winner Lover for later go to USA, plus two for Australia, Winโ€™s Win and Not Easy), one goes to Hong Kong and five to USA!

So all greyhounds in Canidrome will go out tomorrow!

It is also scheduled that five greyhounds in Anima goes also to USA, three of them replacing Canidrome greyhounds that were sick and went to Anima, plus two Anima greyhounds paid by our Greyhounds Fund in order to allow groups of five to fly!

If they can not fly tomorrow, because of airliner availability, they will fly still this week!

Later, Pardon Chief a greyhound that belonged to Canidrome and now to Anima will fly at the beginning of April to USA paid by our Greyhound Fund!

Albano Martins
President
Anima
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Sending a huge thank you to all the people involved in the rescue of these beautiful dogs - brilliant news!! May the ones that didn't make it rest in peace now. ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž

great news safe journey to all the babies and hope they all get loving forever homes which they all deserve

Fantastic news x

Wonderful news !

Respect to everyone who helped get these beautiful hounds out safe journey to your forever sofa's โค

Safe journey to them all

Well done all ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

Very well done to all of you

Utterly amazing...xxxxx

Well done Albano๐Ÿ‘

We pray for a Safe journey and happy love filled homes for all. ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

Pray for a good home for these amazing animals. Please help them ๐Ÿ™

Really good .A result๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿค—

Yes yes

Thank you โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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2 months ago

Action for Greyhounds

UPDATE...Freeda and Berty...two of the hundreds of Canidrome Greyhound survivors who came into the care of AfG 16.02.19
Their 1st photos published on here were taken 19.02.19, The photos below were taken on 04.03.19 just 16 days after arriving ,with already a marked improvement.
Both settled together happily in their foster home when they arrived, which was incredible, bearing in mind this was the first time they had ever been in a family home.
Both were examined by our vet on 21st Feb both with health problems, with Bertys being more serious, with need for blood tests and medication.
His damaged tip of tail cannot yet be operated on until it develops adequate muscle so has to be bandaged daily.
With the expert care and dedication of their foster carers, both are improving on a daily basis.
Both have now been neutered and received dental treatment.
Their next vet visit is tomorrow, so further updates on their progress will be featured here again soon.
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Well done all you great rescuers

Lovely to see them in a domestic settling. Hope they will be spoiled rotten.xxx

Beautiful peopleโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ

Thank you for your wonderful work. The gorgeous babies are looking content despite the horrors ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™xxx๐Ÿ˜˜

Thank goodness both doggies getting better and settled well.

Thank you for all the wonderful work you do for these beautiful babies x

Fantastic to see them safe at last.. Love never fails ๐Ÿ’— ๐Ÿ’—

Good luck sweethearts xxโค๏ธ๐Ÿพโญ๏ธ๐Ÿ€

Thank you for your love and compassion for these beautiful dogs .โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

Good so far fingers crossed

Well done๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž

Thank you โค๏ธ

Magnificent ๐Ÿ’œ

Beautiful dogs!

3 months ago

Action for Greyhounds

Sickening statistics released for the first time this week confirm that greyhounds suffered injuries and were killed by vets at ALL of Ireland’s 16 greyhound tracks last year.

Agriculture Minister Michael Creed had previously revealed that a total of 353 greyhounds were reported injured and 121 were destroyed by track vets in 2018 but these new stats provide a track-by-track breakdown of the figures for the year.

Provided to Clare Daly TD, further to a Dail Question, the Irish Greyhound Board data shows that Limerick stadium (headquarters of the IGB) recorded the highest number of greyhound injuries (58), followed by Shelbourne Park (41), Galway stadium (31), Curraheen Park (28), Tralee (29), Mullingar (27) and Enniscorthy (27) - see full list below.

The worst track for greyhounds “put to sleep by vet at track” was Limerick stadium (15 greyhounds killed), followed by Mullingar (13), Curraheen Park (13), Shelbourne Park (12) and Tralee (10).

Regarding the percentage of injured greyhounds killed, the worst track was Thurles (67% of injured dogs were killed), followed by Waterford (64% killed), Dundalk (55%), Lifford (54%), Newbridge (50%) and Mullingar (48%).

The Irish Greyhound Board stats include a breakdown of the 353 injuries suffered by greyhounds: hock 120, muscle 63, front leg 39, wrist 32, wound/spike 25, shoulder/neck/stifle 24, back leg 15, toe 9, back/tail 6, metacarpal 5, metatarsal 4, no visible injury 9. Dogs also died from “suspected heart attack” - one at Curraheen Park on 29th June and another on 4th May at Clonmel track.

The 2018 figures bring to 1,559 the number of greyhounds injured and 506 the number of greyhounds killed at Irish tracks in the past four years alone.

They are based on "reported" injuries and deaths, suggesting that the actual number could be even higher. They do not include the greyhounds injured at tracks and later killed elsewhere, or the thousands of greyhounds who go missing each year - presumed killed when found to be too slow to win races.

It is time for the government to bring the cruel greyhound industry to an end by stopping the millions of euros in funding that is keeping it afloat. Over a quarter of a billion euros of taxpayers' money has been handed over to greyhound racing since 2001, including €16.8 million for 2019.

ACTION ALERT

Don't attend greyhound races or fundraisers/hen parties/office parties held at greyhound tracks.

Join us in an appeal to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe to stop funding the cruel greyhound industry.

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar
Government Buildings,
Upper Merrion St, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353 (0)1-6194020
Email: taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie; leo.varadkar@oireachtas.ie; finegael@finegael.ie
Tweet to: @campaignforLeo
Leave a comment on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/campaignforleo/

Paschal Donohoe TD
Minister for Finance
Email: paschal.donohoe@oireachtas.ie; minister@per.gov.ie
Phone: +353 (0)1 6045810
Leave a comment on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/PaschalDonohoe/
Tweet to @Paschald

Please sign and share our petitions

Irish Government: Stop Giving Millions of Euro to Cruel Greyhound Industry
www.change.org/p/irish-government-stop-giving-millions-of-euro-to-cruel-greyhound-industry

Stop supporting the cruel greyhound industry
www.change.org/p/stop-supporting-the-cruel-greyhound-industry

GAA: Stop club fundraisers at greyhound tracks
www.change.org/p/gaa-stop-club-fundraisers-at-greyhound-tracks

REPORTED GREYHOUND INJURIES AND DEATHS AT IRISH TRACKS

2018: Injuries: 353. Deaths 121
2017: Injuries: 357. Deaths: 124
2016: Injuries: 427. Deaths: 139
2015: Injuries: 422. Deaths: 122

Greyhound injuries and deaths by track (2018)

Clonmel: 18 injuries, 7 deaths
Curraheen Park: 28 injuries, 13 deaths
Dundalk: 11 injuries, 6 deaths
Enniscorthy: 27 injuries, 1 death
Galway: 31 injuries, 7 deaths
Kilkenny: 13 injuries, 2 deaths
Lifford: 13 injuries, 7 deaths
Limerick: 58 injuries, 15 deaths
Longford: 08 injuries, 1 death
Mullingar: 27 injuries, 13 deaths
Newbridge: 16 injuries, 8 deaths
Shelbourne Park: 41 injuries, 12 deaths
Thurles: 09 injuries, 6 deaths
Tralee: 29 injuries, 10 deaths
Waterford: 11 injuries, 7 deaths
Youghal: 13 injuries, 6 deaths

2017

Clonmel 11, 03
Curraheen Park 21, 08
Dundalk 44, 10
Enniscorthy 18, 04
Galway 24, 10
Harold’s Cross 02, 01
Kilkenny 08, 03
Lifford 10, 06
Limerick 46, 19
Longford 13, 05
Mullingar 71, 16
Newbridge 17, 04
Shelbourne Park 21, 10
Thurles 10, 03
Tralee 24, 15
Waterford 10, 06
Youghal 07, 01

2016

Clonmel 24, 08
Curraheen Park 24, 08
Dundalk 23, 15
Enniscorthy 06, 05
Galway 23, 04
Harold’s Cross 35, 11
Kilkenny 13, 02
Lifford 10, 04
Limerick 34, 12
Longford 17, 10
Mullingar 81, 15
Newbridge 21, 06
Shelbourne Park 51, 07
Thurles 18, 05
Tralee 28, 16
Waterford 14, 08
Youghal 05, 03

2015

Clonmel 14, 03
Curraheen Park 24, 07
Dundalk 32, 16
Enniscorthy 14, 06
Galway 16, 03
Harold’s Cross 58, 07
Kilkenny 10, 06
Lifford 18, 02
Limerick 64, 13
Longford 14, 07
Mullingar 59, 14
Newbridge 11, 07
Shelbourne Park 33, 07
Thurles 11, 05
Tralee 11, 04
Waterford 26, 12
Youghal 7, 03
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These poor gentle animals are treated so badly. I should be banned along with horse racing like Ruthie Mckay said.

Vile cruel evil murder in the name of sport? By vile evil low life.

Dog Racing should be banned and Horse Racing! ๐Ÿ˜ก

This must be stopped, it is sickening these gentle dogs are suffering for humans to gain money.

These poor, gentle dogs SUFFERING, RACING TO THEIR DEATH! FOR GREEDY MONSTERS!

So very sad poor dogs all greyhound racing should be banned now!

Bleeding humans!

Bloody shocking poor dogs it should be baned

Ennis dog pound killed over 300 healthy greyhounds and nobody did a thing

Diabolical

Poor.creatures!!!!!!!

I thought greyhound racing was banned? We definitely need stronger animal welfare laws.

Much harsher laws need to be introduced in the mistreatment of greyhounds like this.

Very sad

Very sad

Terrible ๐Ÿ•โฃ๏ธ

Another EVIL of MAN

Please kind to these beautiful dogs. They are not machines. Racing should be closely monitored to ensure no animal is mistreated. Where is the Racing Board? What do they do to improve standards?

Never occurred to.me that the dogs could be injured in the races, dreadful statistics

it's legal animal abuse - nothing else

Sending prayers for these babies

Ban all greyhound racing & horse racing this needs to end

Not right

3 months ago

Action for Greyhounds

WARNING...Upsetting images and text contained in attached news article.
Spanish Greyhounds (Galgos) are used for hunting,most of the ' underperformers ' and ones not needed once the hunting season ends are brutally killed or horrifically injured and dumped.
There is evidence proving many Irish Greyhounds have been exported to Spain where ' working ' dogs/other animals are not protected by animal welfare laws.
www.thesun.co.uk/news/8548809/spain-greyhounds-abandoned-down-wells-hunting-season-ends/
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WARNING...Upsetting images and text contained in attached news article.
Spanish Greyhounds (Galgos) are used for hunting,most of the  underperformers  and ones not needed once the hunting season ends are brutally killed or horrifically injured and dumped.
There is evidence proving many Irish Greyhounds have been exported to Spain where  working  dogs/other animals are not protected by animal welfare laws.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8548809/spain-greyhounds-abandoned-down-wells-hunting-season-ends/

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This is terrible, must be stopped.

Galgos dogs get the worst deal of all! Beyond sickening and I am glad it is finally going out on sites such as Facebook so at least people will be finally aware๐Ÿ˜ž

The more I read the more I hate humans!

Unfortunately this has been going on for many (far too many!) years. ๐Ÿ˜ก

Barbaric / Heinous - how people can be so callous & vile is beyond belief ๐Ÿ˜ข

Pure EVIL

Some people are so twisted and have nocompassion!

Jean Jarvis .I entirely agree with you.

Well it’s about time the Spanish legislated to protect animals.

Evil vile monsters ๐Ÿ˜ˆ how can they do this ๐Ÿ˜ˆ morons should be stopped ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

Typical Spaniards! Cruel nation.

This is not a third world contry so no excuse for such crulty

3 months ago

Action for Greyhounds

Forced into the traps even though she is putting up so much resistance, this is how much Greyhounds enjoy racing!!

Greyt Exploitations
Legalised animal abuse!
Yesterday in an interview with BBC Politics Live – GBGB MD Mark Bird stated “The dogs really do enjoy the sport – that’s what they’ve been bred for ultimately” Today - two year old American Pharoah showed exactly what she thought of being shoved into the traps but despite her protests – she clearly didn’t receive any level of “care or respect”!
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I find this totally uneccessary & disgusting. I worked in kennels for many years & worked along side a Greyhound rescue. Greyhounds love to run & i believe that some love to race but for those who dont & are forced to, is totally disgusting. If they find those starting boxes terrifying & chlostaphoebic, they should not be forced. Greyhounds are very sensitive, lovable & amazingly beautiful dogs & if they dont want to race then they should be allowed to just ' be ' . Greyhounds love nothing better than just lazing around on the couch & running around a field, all 4 lankey legs enjoying themselves but not to be forced to race just because this is what they are 'so called' supposed to be doing. There are some bad people out there forcing these beautiful animals to race & it angers me so much. I have looked after ex racers who have been loved & they have loved racing but not all are so lucky & are abused & end up traumatised & in need of years of love, care & attention. A terrified & traumatised greyhound could not be any further away from their caring & loving nature. These dogs dont have a bad bone in their body & sometimes that can go against them. These bad people who put these beautiful dogs through hell & back need to be found & charged with animal abuse & stopped from ever keeping Greyhounds or animals ever again. Anyone who has Greyhounds will know how stunningly beautiful & trusting they are & need to be treated with love & respect, not like a piece of meat. An abused & overworked racing greyhound is an unhappy, scared & lifeless animal & this needs to be stopped. I urge people who are looking to rehome a rescue dog to please give a rescue greyhound a loving home. People automatically think they need alot of exercise but this is not the case. Please give a rescue greyhound a home & they will love you uncondtionally & be a beautiful addition to your family with a ton of love, trust & lots of cuddles. ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜โคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโค

My beautiful, gentle non-runner greyhound Oscar will not walk through a door that is slightly open, he will not use his nose to open said door. I laugh and smile at him as I hold the doors open for him wondering why he is as he is, bless him. I swear though that he must have had bad experiences when they were trying to get him to chase the hare. He is now nearly 13 years of age and lucky that he was rescued and rehomed. I doubt that he has forgotten the trials and tribulations of his early life. I know nothing of his previous life as a pup, learning to race or as a young dog..... All that I know is that I love him dearly.

What planet does this fellow come from the grey is obviously not wanting to run and how many are hurt just for the sake of some greedy owners and so called fans

Cruel, cruel, cruel! Poor innocent baby.

Did that poor hound recover......sickening to watch them shove the poor hound into a place it clearly was terrified to enter.

In this world money often comes before animals welfare. Take a look around. The world is full of greedy basta##s. This so called sport needs to be banned, the same as fox hunting. Keep up with the petitions.

Utterly disgusting. ๐Ÿ˜ก The poor, poor dog must have been terrified. They love to run, not to race.

I hate these people and their vile industry

they love it that much the poor babies have to be forced into that cage ๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿคฌhang every single one of the humans responsible!!!!

Poor dog!!!!! Ur evil to make it do this money grabbing scum!!!!!!

3 months ago

Action for Greyhounds

Greyhound racing is in steady decline worldwide.

Ban Bloodsports
More bad news for the dying greyhound industry as a review commissioned by the Irish Greyhound Board is expected to recommend the closure of a number of financially unviable venues.

Among the tracks that could be shut is loss-making Longford stadium, from where RTE Radio’s Morning Ireland reported yesterday (27 February).

Introducing the report, Morning Ireland’s Pauric Lodge said: “rising costs and falling attendances have made it increasingly difficult to keep the stadium open.”

“Our bills are very high - you're looking at €5,000 a year for insurance, €10,000 a year for insurance costs and that's before you take any of the normal running costs of a stadium,” a Longford track director told listeners.

Asked how many people attend, he said that "at this time of year, you're probably looking at probably 30-40 people paying in” and that the majority of people in attendance are “probably owners who have dogs running or who have come with dogs for trials”.

He admitted that the track continues to be loss-making - “Two years ago, it was on the brink of [closure]...We raised money from donations. We raised what we thought was a year's money but it has actually been enough to keep us going for two years. The track is running at less of a loss than it was but it is still running at a loss."

A track regular who was interviewed, estimated that “on a normal night”, just 30 people pay to get in - “There would be about 10 paying the €8 and the other 20 would be pensioners.” He also said that there were no young people coming in.

Taxpayers’ money is helping to keep Longford track afloat. Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has previously stated that the Longford track, which is privately owned by a Scottish businessman, is “in receipt of annual operating grants of €40,000 along with grant assistance towards operating costs, specifically veterinary fees”.

Since 2001, greyhound racing has received over a quarter of a billion euros of government funding, including €16.8 million for 2019 - an increase of €800,000 euro over the 2018 figure.

In a statement last week, the Irish Greyhound Owners and Breeders Federation acknowledged that “the Irish greyhound industry would not last a week if the Horse and Greyhound fund was withdrawn”.

The CEO of the Irish Greyhound Board has previously hinted at more track closures, saying "16 licensed greyhound stadia is a big amount for what might be seen as a small country. And when you take into account the improvements in motorway infrastructure, a lot of these stadia a number of decades ago would have been very far apart whereas now they're all very accessible..."

Two tracks have closed in the past two years - Harold’s Cross stadium in Dublin (February 2017) and Drumbo Park track in Lisburn (January 2019). A third, LIfford track, is up for sale.

Dogs suffer and die at Longford track - over the past four years alone, 51 greyhounds have been reported injured there and 22 were killed by a track vet. At tracks around Ireland, 1,559 greyhounds suffered injuries and 506 were killed in the same period. The Irish Greyhound Board figures are based on "reported" injuries and deaths, suggesting that the actual number could be even higher. They do not include the greyhounds injured at tracks and later killed elsewhere, or the thousands of greyhounds who go missing each year - presumed killed when found to be too slow to win races.

Greyhound injuries and deaths at Longford track

2018 (January to September)
07 injuries, 00 deaths

2017
13 injuries, 05 deaths

2016
17 injuries, 10 deaths

2015
14 injuries, 07 deaths

ACTION ALERT

Don’t attend greyhound races or fundraisers/hen parties/office parties held at greyhound tracks.

Join us in demanding an end to the government’s massive grants to the greyhound industry – €16.8 million for 2019, bringing to over a quarter of a billion euros the amount handed over since 2001. Contact Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe now.

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar
Government Buildings,
Upper Merrion St, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353 (0)1-6194020
Email: taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie; leo.varadkar@oireachtas.ie; finegael@finegael.ie
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Paschal Donohoe TD
Minister for Finance
Email: paschal.donohoe@oireachtas.ie; minister@per.gov.ie
Phone: +353 (0)1 6045810
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Irish Government: Stop Giving Millions of Euro to Cruel Greyhound Industry
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Stop supporting the cruel greyhound industry
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GAA: Stop club fundraisers at greyhound tracks
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Good . The sooner the better

Happy days!!

This can only be a good thing.

Good

3 months ago

Action for Greyhounds

AfG little Sighthound Blossom, now seeking her forever home.
The photos below show Blossom when she came into the care of AfG and what she looks like now...after just two months of proper care.
Blossoms adoption information can be found here:
www.actionforgreyhounds.co.uk/blossom/
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AfG little Sighthound Blossom, now seeking her forever home.
The photos below show Blossom when she came into the care of AfG and what she looks like now...after just two months of proper care.
Blossoms adoption information can be found here:
https://www.actionforgreyhounds.co.uk/blossom/Image attachment

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She is beautiful hope that you find your forever home soon xx

Good luck beautiful Blossom. xxx

Blossom is beautiful and thank you for rescuing her. Xx ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ˜˜

So sweet hopecshevfinds a great home she deserves

She is lovely

Beautiful. Hope she gets the loving home she deserves x

Beautiful girl x

Well done rescuers

She's lovely.xx

She is such a sweet girl and has us laughing at her playfulness. Blossom is very bright too and learns quickly. Bless her. Xx

Thank you โค๏ธ

Sweet white Blossom-you’re gonna be ok now girl. Thank you AFG.

Yes me too. xx

3 months ago

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AfG Lurcher boy Soli, now seeking his forever home.
The images below show Soli when he was taken into the care of AfG and how he looks now.
Solis adoption information can be found here:
www.actionforgreyhounds.co.uk/soli-lurcher/
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AfG Lurcher boy Soli, now seeking his forever home.
The images below show Soli when he was taken into the care of AfG and how he looks now.
Solis adoption information can be found here:
https://www.actionforgreyhounds.co.uk/soli-lurcher/Image attachment

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Awww bless he looks just like my gorgeous lurcher which I lost her a few years ago....๐Ÿ˜

Thank you โค๏ธ

Beautiful boy .thank you for helping these lovely dogs.,xx

Handsome Soli!

I would have him.but I have a cat , who gets on ok with my lurcher

Bless you Beauty Well Done Guys he looks Amazing xxx

Bless him and Thankyou for all you do for these gorgeous dogs x

Gorgeous boy thank you for all the wonderful work you do x

3 months ago

Action for Greyhounds

Lisa Morris-Tomkins, CEO of the Greyhound Trust ( the industrys rehoming body,previously named the Retired Greyhound Trust..RGT) dares to expose some truths on a new Greyhound Trust information leaflet, only to be under attack from the industry.
They really do not like the truth being ' out there' do they!!
A petition has even been drawn up by pro racers sugesting Lisa be removed from the trust.Here is an extract from the leaflet which seems to have the industry angered and worried:
The Great Greyhound Build:
โ€œIt is said the ones we love never truly leave us. But what about the ones that were never truly loved?
This sacred place will remember the racing greyhounds who never made it home.
The ones who never got a chance to grow old and grey in the arms of a best friend
The greyhounds who were not helped in the comfort of a loved one as they drew their final breaths
Itโ€™s why this special place is so very important. Because with your help, we wonโ€™t rest until every greyhound gets their very own chance to go home.โ€

Leaflet:
Greyhounds need โ€œmore safe places to goโ€ and โ€œgreyhound have limited and sometimes lonely livesโ€ฆfrom the kennel to the track and backโ€
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We are lucky to have ours

well done lisa, they don't like being told the truth do they.

Someone has to speak on their behalf. Some don’t like the truth !!! Money, money and more money !!! Greed and no respect for the animals.

Get them told. Im lucky everyday to have my boy!!

3 months ago

Action for Greyhounds

A glorious day Saturday 23rd February, allowing us to have a busy successful day on our Norwich Charity stall.
Raising much needed awareness and funds to maintain our vital work. We were joined by several rescued Greyhounds througout the day and one of our foster hounds Soli the Lurcher who enjoyed meeting lots of people.
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A glorious day Saturday 23rd February, allowing us to have a busy successful day on our Norwich Charity stall.
Raising much needed awareness and funds to maintain our vital work. We were joined by several rescued Greyhounds througout the day and one of our foster hounds Soli the Lurcher who enjoyed meeting lots of people.Image attachmentImage attachment

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well done, good for you lets hope you get plenty of support.

That’s great. Well done x

Respect to you all ๐Ÿ˜ for what you do ๐Ÿ’› brilliant

3 months ago

Action for Greyhounds

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Precious, beautiful & loved xxxx

So happy there safe beautiful dogs...xx

Beautiful dogs. So glad they are now safe.xx

Beautiful xx

Thank you for saving them, they are so beautiful and so lucky at last.

Stunning and beautiful and so elegant .๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

Pair of beauties xx

My daughter has adopted a rescue greyhound. Annie has a selection of coats and pyjamas. She's one lucky girl. X

Aww look at those faces x

Love those outfits lol! Bless ♥♥

Bless them x

Beauties โค๏ธ

Happy &Safe โค๏ธ

Safe now ๐Ÿ‘

3 months ago

Action for Greyhounds

UPDATE: Canidrome Greyhound survivors Freedom ( Freeda) and Liberty ( Berty) getting very settled together in their amazing foster home after much rest and many nourishing meals quiet walks and steady introductions to the other resident animals the goats, Polo and Scarlet and the chickens.
They have had free exercise in the garden and paddock today but showed no interest in racing around yet, just checking out their new surroundings.
They are both underweight and have bald rear ends and chests and several calluses, sores and scars but dear Berty has not fared well as you can see.
His bottom and small side teeth are worn down to his gums and his top and canine teeth are broken and worn down all covered in plaque his nails are overgrown and he is in a generaly neglected state
He is ravenous and always on the look out for food and demolishes his meals at speed.
Both are booked for their vet check on Thursday which will determine any health issues etc we need to be concerned about.
To date, Afg have not ever taken in a healthy fit Greyhound and beleive it or not we have taken in several in a far worse state than Berty.
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What terrible condition these poor hounds are in! Thank goodness they have found care, comfort and compassion at last! xx

Heartbreaking thank you to everyone involved in helping these beautiful gentle babies onward and upwards now sweet ones Xxโค๏ธโค๏ธ

I had a lurcher who was bald on her back legs when we adopted her from Brysons they told me to give her some form of tablet that didnt work, but when she was well settled with us and given plenty of loving care her coat grew back in.

Poor dogs๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”Thanks for everything you are doing for them!

Thank goodness they are with AfG โค๏ธ Their foster home looks amazing ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ๐Ÿพ

Thank you for caring for those gentle fur babies

Thankyou for taking these dogs away and giving them the life they deserve.xx

I have a ex racing greyhound, she wandered down our drive followed by her owner, half an hour later she was mine. I didn’t really want another dog but what can you do, she needed a home. Iv had her 8 years now, she is one of the lucky ones.

Love to you all thank you for rescuing them xx๐Ÿ’•

They Are So Eigant, And Have a Beautiful Nature To Go With It, They Are Very Afecshinate, And Love a Fuss Made Of Them I Had One, I Miss Her So Much,My Nolly,Xxxxxxxx

Respect to you all ๐Ÿ˜ for caring so much xx safe with you now x

It's so heartbreaking ๐Ÿ˜ชโค๏ธโค๏ธxx

Thank these rescuers for caring. These beautiful animals deserve a good life.

The gentle giants who love a sofa .... why oh why do they get treated so badly .... xxโค๏ธ๐Ÿพโญ๏ธ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€โญ๏ธ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

Desperately sad what they have been through, safe & loved now munchkins xxxx

Beautiful dog thank you for all the wonderful work you do xโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

enjoy your retirement , and have a good life now.

Poor souls. They don’t deserve to be used and abused. Shame on the racing industry.

So pleased they are free from the despicable sport of greyhound racing.

โค๏ธ Thank you โค๏ธ

3 months ago

Action for Greyhounds

There is currently only one car boot sale on in Norwich, at Harford Bridges, as it was a glorious day it was so busy and even though we arrived before 7 am we only just managed to get squeezed on to a pitch. ... See MoreSee Less

There is currently  only one car boot sale on in Norwich, at Harford Bridges, as it was a glorious day it was so busy and even though we arrived before 7 am we only just managed to get squeezed on to a pitch.Image attachment

3 months ago

Action for Greyhounds

On February 16th AfG and Kerry Greyhounds UK travelled to Heathrow airport to collect our Canidrome Greyhound survivors.
AfG Hounds Berty( for Li'berty' ) black male age 5+ and Freeda (for Freedom) Blue/brindle female age 8+
Kerry Greyhounds UK hounds Elliot white male age 7 and Betsy black female age 5+.
Before July 2018 when the deadly Canidrome track closed for good, these Greyhounds along with hundreds of others lucky enough to survive, led an isolated, institutionalised life of neglect.
They can now put it all behind them and enjoy what we hope to be many years of love, comfort,respect and adventure ahead of them.
Berty and Feeda are already settling in nicely in their foster home, we will be featuring regular updates of their progress and transition into family life.
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On February 16th AfG and Kerry Greyhounds UK travelled to Heathrow airport to collect our Canidrome Greyhound survivors.
AfG  Hounds Berty( for Liberty ) black male age 5+ and Freeda (for Freedom) Blue/brindle female age 8+ 
Kerry Greyhounds UK hounds Elliot white male age 7 and Betsy black female age 5+.
Before July 2018 when the deadly Canidrome track closed for good, these Greyhounds along with hundreds of others lucky enough to survive, led an isolated, institutionalised life of neglect.
They can now put it all behind them and enjoy what we hope to be many years of love, comfort,respect and adventure ahead of them.
Berty and Feeda are already  settling in nicely in their foster home, we will be featuring regular updates of their progress and transition into family life.

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Action for Greyhounds please can you also share all updates in the group: the Macau Greyhounds Happy At Last - thanks!

Thank you. X

Thrilled that they have wonderful new homes ahead of them. Can you tell me where they were before they were sent to China

Diane Hinds x

Respect to you all ๐Ÿ˜ for what you do ๐Ÿ’› brilliant

I say the same you are wonderful caring people. Thank you so much. Xxx ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•

Loving all these updates about these hounds.โคโค

Thank you for all the wonderful work you do x

Wonderful โค๏ธ

They look lovely in their coats ๐Ÿ˜˜

4 months ago

Action for Greyhounds

Please support the Kerry Greyhounds UK auction to help raise funds for hounds in their care.The weekend is here and now is your chance to browse our fabulous
โค๏ธValentine’s Auctionโค๏ธ

We have nearly 70 greyt items for you to choose from including these snuggly characters - knitted exclusively for KGUK by Cath Tye.

We are adding new items daily so keep checking in at Kerry Greyhounds UK Auction Page

Every penny will go to helping our lovely new arrivals who include Sonny the galgo ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ๐Ÿพ

If you are interested in finding out more about Sonny please contact Bronwen on 07500 062648 or message the Kerry Greyhounds Page
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4 months ago

Action for Greyhounds

Looks like the end of another British Greyhound track is near. About time too, Belle View stadium has been in operation since 1926 when the first commercial Greyhound races were held in Britain on July 24th.
Again it is of great concern what will happen to the ' redundant' Greyhounds, we can only hope owners and trainers will have the long term safety and welfare of their Greyhounds as thier TOP priority.Belle Vue staff made redundant as the track makes plans for closing (y)
And the person responsible for picking up casualties at the first bend is one of them.
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Looks like the end of another British Greyhound track is near. About time too, Belle View stadium has been in operation since 1926 when the first commercial Greyhound races were held in Britain on July 24th.
Again it is of great concern what will happen to the  redundant Greyhounds, we can only hope owners and trainers will have the long term safety and welfare of their Greyhounds as thier TOP priority.

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Very sad. Just hope the dogs will be well cared for. These beautiful animals deserve kind, loving homes and are no longer treated like machines.

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