We sicerely hope owners and trainers of any redundant/unwanted Greyhounds( as a result of the track closure) will have the future long term welfare and safety of thier Greyhounds as their TOP priority. ... See MoreSee Less
Earlier this year AfG were made aware of a Lurcher being kept in a neglected state, chained in a ramshackle building. Later we were given a photo of the poor hound by a lady who was giving him food. The lady was told " the dog was no good and unwanted and if she kept feeding him, she would have to take him". She was not in a position to keep the hound, so arrangements were made for him to come to the care of AfG. We first met this poor hound on June 21st which was the eve of the Summer Solstice which is how he was named Soli. Over the weeks which followed in foster care, Soli slowly developed into the stunning hound he is today. Shown here, the 1st photo is the one we were given which made us realise we had to take steps to save him, the 2nd photo is a current one. ... See MoreSee Less
Well done for giving him a chance and what a wonderful result x
Thank You 🙏
He’s beautiful 😍
Has he got a loving forever home?
Respect for all you do 💞 thank you all for caring so much xx
thank the lord for good people like you. These bad people will have to meet their maker at some time.
Beautiful boy! Thank you for being there for him.
Just beautiful xx
He's a handsome fella godbless u all for saving him
Beautiful and safe, brilliant
Thank you everyone who helped this wee soul. X
He's gorgeous x
Thank you for saving him xx
Thank you for all you do
Oh Wow; He's Beautiful,XXo
He actually looks like he’s having a laugh(in the good pic,of course)!!
Thank You to everyone who brought him to this happy state & to the lady brave enough to face up to his rotten previous owner-KARMA, mate, KARMA
Has he got a forever home? Xx
Bless you for all the wonderful work you do x
Aww, you're very handsome Soli. 😍♥️♥️♥️😘😘😘
Can’t thank you enough for the great work you do. God bless. XX
Wow , what a fabulous transformation.... gorgeous xx❤️🐾⭐️🤗🍀🐶
Poor Baby , so glad he was rescued he looks so happy now Thank You xxxx
Another hound to come into AfGs care in October was little Oci, he was in the ' death row' section at a Romanian pound we were led to believe ( due to misinformation being circulated) that he was a male black Greyhound age 8. We had a foster home available so arrangements were made with a very dedicated Romanian rescue ' Happy Tails' to save him and get him here to his new life.We were very surprised when this little chap arrived ( obviously no Greyhound in him at all !!) never the less he did not deserve to be destroyed and purely by fate he came to AfG. He was named Oci as he arrived to his foster home 1st October 2018 this delightfull little hound is so easy to fall in love with and he was quickly adopted by his foster dad. This photo of dear Oci was taken today ... See MoreSee Less
Blossom...settling in to her foster home loving carers, friendly hounds for company, fed on nourishing food, little and often to build her up gradualy. Learning to walk on a lead in between her hound friends, now starting to meet lots of people and dogs on her walks.. Truly a lucky little survivor. ... See MoreSee Less
This dear little Sighthound estimated at 18 months of age , is the latest needy hound to come into the care of Afg. Thoroughly neglected and with an uncertain future in Romainia with no body fat on her tiny frame to survive much longer. She now has a name...Blossom... and is settling in nicely with her very experienced, dedicated foster family with the company of 2 other rescued Sighthounds who are also helping her gain confidence daily and learn how to become a much loved member of the family and to experience, love, comfort, respect, happiness and adventure possibly for the first time in her life. These photos were taken at her vet visit when she arrived to Afg. ... See MoreSee Less
Our last awareness/fundraising event for 2018 December 23rd at Jollyes Pet superstore, Norwich. A grim drizzly day but very busy and due to the fantastic support of the management we were allocated a great place inside the store for the day to accommodate our accomanying hounds. Fantastic support from the public and another chance to allow people to learn what amazing dogs Greyhounds are. We were joined by foster Lurcher Soli who is still seeking his forever home and he very much enjoyed the day receiving ots of cuddles and loads of treats. Also in the morning little Romanian rescue boy Oci, joined us. Oci arrived in the care of Afg in October, he was on the ' Death Row' section in a Romanian shelter, due to some ' cross wires', we were led to believe he was an 8 year old black male Greyhound so we were very surprised when the little black and tan possibly Doberman/Terrier arrived. A happy ending for Oci who is now adopted by his foster carer. ... See MoreSee Less
Our last two awareness/fundraising events for 2018 were December 22nd and 23rd and followed on with the success and fantastic public support from our many dozens of events from this year. Raising vital funds for our campaign work and enabling us to take into our care more needy hounds who would have had an uncertain future or simply had nowhere else to go and helping to promote Sighthounds as wonderful family pets also to help some othe local independent rescues so they may find foster and forever homes for some of their hounds allowing them space to save more. Lucky to have had a dry mild day in the busy Norwich City centre with our charity stall on the Haymarket December 22nd. ... See MoreSee Less
AfG had a very busy successful stall at the Norwich Vegan Fair December 16th at the amazing venue, St Andrews Hall, organised by Shena and friends from Pudz Animal Sanctuary, Lincolnshire. It is so encouraging to see how Shenas and other vegan events are growing in support and popularity countrywide. What a great way to spend a day in such a great atmosphere and among so many great people and see so many stalls highlighyting so many animal welfare/animal rights issues and promoting a cruelty free lifestyle. Needless to say our accompanying rescued hounds were kept busy all day receiving constant fuss from visitors. ... See MoreSee Less
AfG had a very successful 2 days at Wroxham, Norfolk December 6th and 7th with our collection/awareness events. We are always meeting new people who have the oportunity to not only learn about the work and campaigning we do but to find out just what wonderful hounds our rescued Greyhounds and Lurchers are and how well they develop with proper care and rehabilitation, which often encourages people to consider adopting rather than byuying animals from breeders. ... See MoreSee Less
As most of AfGs events are held outdoors and we are often acompanied by rescued and foster hounds we are reliant on dry mild weather, so we were once again lucky to have a lovely morning to have a stall at the Harford Bridges car boot sale Norwich on 25.11.18 ... See MoreSee Less
AfG were kindly invited by activities manager Naomi to take some of our rescued Greyhounds to brighten up the morning for residents at Woodstock Care Home in Dereham, Norfolk. The lovely hounds of course benefited greatly from the 1 hour visit from constantly being stroked, given treats and being told how gorgeous they are. The home has a lovely atmosphere and we were all made so welcome by the friendly staff and had positive feedback from the residents. ... See MoreSee Less
Due to an amazingly dry mild day for mid November, Afg had a very busy and successful day with our charity stall in Norwich City centre on November 17th with accompanying hounds who enjoyed the constant attentionsion they received throughout the day. Our foster Lurcher Soli joined us for most of the day and it was great to see him settle in with the other hounds and join in for lots of fuss. We met lots of people and heard their stories of their rescued Greyhounds and other animals and many more people took interest in our campaign work and learnt about fostering and adopting.Further along the street there was the 'Cube of Truth' event so even more animal rights awareness raised in the busy City today. ... See MoreSee Less
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
Disgusting! Where is the RSPCA? Although I don't agree with horse racing, at least they have good living conditions and are treated well.
Diabolical Disgrace 😔😡😡😡
All for money !!!! god forbid if they made the human race live in it
How sad that people who race greyhounds would expect them to live like this . These kennels should be randomly checked by a governing body that has nothing to do with racing or better still ban all racing that effects animals
Dion Anthony McVey
That’s horrific conditions... poor babies 😡😡😡😡
People wouldnt live in these conditions
Absolutely terrible cruelty poor greyhounds they do not deserve this treatment xxmaryxx
Omg, my heart breaks 😡😡😡😡
They moved to new premises?
Rspca prosecute them.
Absoluty shocking conditions they need locking away
OMG this place is disgusting. Thank you for taking it over and changing it.
That is an utter disgrace, not even fit for vermin.
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
Intrigued to think why people would think racehorses are treated well. Many are discarded in the same way if not earning money as greyhounds are. Vast amounts end up being auctioned off for a pittance to anyone who will fork out to buy them. Some land lucky and end up in loving homes, while some will end up with the meat man or being passed from pillar to post because they are bought by people who cannot cope with them. Racehorses AND racing greyhounds deserve better.
Unfortunately not all kennels treat animals, of any kind, well. Authorities need to use stricter controls everywhere. Retired greyhounds make wonderful pets for people of all ages. They walk well on leads and really enjoy home comforts.
I agree, having had experience of eight ex-racers. They all come with some ‘issue’ be it physical, emotional or mental. Loving them is of course essential, but knowledge and understanding are vital to get them on the road to recovery. It’s wonderful seeing them flourish but some never quite get there and need lifelong support according to the type of trauma resulting from whatever was inflicted on them during their ‘career’. We must think positively and carry on re-homing and fighting until greyhound racing finally bites the dust.
None of it is good all for a buck these animals suffer
any sport that involves animals being used for monetary gain is never good for the animal involved. They are treated as a commodity and used accordingly. We call ourselves a nation of animal lovers.
Well I Had An E X Racer, And What a Wonderful Dog She Was,!! She Was12 Yrs Old And I Had To Have Her Put Down Yesterday,!!!
I love greyhounds. I found the ones I knew were beautiful. My daughter looks after her neighbors Greyhound who was rescued from Ireland because she was no use to them anymore . She was very nervous at first but she is fine now and comes around to my daughters house to go for a walk. She is frightened of fireworks so my daughter doesn’t take her then.
Good they run there heart out fir what
Indeed they definitely deserve it ❤️
GREYHOUNDS NEED TO BE WIPED OUT FROM RACING IN AUSTRALIA PERIOD !!! WHY SHOULD AUSTRALIANS STATES TAX PAYERS BE FORCED TO PROP UP THIS FILTH AT $1.3 PLUS BILLION ANNUALLY ??????
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
Grey Hounds, Are Very Frightened Of Bangs And If You Have Them Off The Lead, They Will Run Straight Home,!!!
GBGB are disgusting as they know they get away with everything and don’t seem to have to answer for anything they do or don’t do. I contacted them several times during the hot weather and not one reply. But I will keep contacting them again... and again . Thank goodness there are excellent organisations like yours to keep raising awareness and giving the Greyhounds a voice.
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...
I hope and pray greyhound racing will be phased out as soon as possible it's a terrible existence cruel and ruthless
Yes ! stop ill-treating them. Are lovely as pets !
This must stop now it is wrong and not fare at all
My daughter has adopted a rescue greyhound. She is a lucky girl... She has a family who adore her. Annie is still very nervous but making progress. She's clearly traumatised from her previous life. It must be stopped.
Greyhounds are beautiful dogs. I agree that they shouldn’t be used for racing and then thrown out when they are to old.🐕🙏🏻
Beautiful dogs. They make wonderful pets I adore my lovely girl 💕💖💕🐾🐾🐾
Brad Pitt ' JOHNNY DEPP and a few others that would go a great distance if they donate time and space 😉
Ban, ban, ban!!! And lovely to see such celebrities against this awful “sport!”
What Is That Greyhound Doing With That Musal On Wicked,!
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
Hello! I got two jumpers from you for my sphynx cats, and I wanted to let you know the sizes (10" and 12") were perfect! Just right for them to have lots of movement and be comfortable. They are by far the best jumpers they have. I would love to also keep buying their jumpers from here to support this wonderful cause. How do I go by buying more and assure it's the exact same size? Thank you.
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.
So evil & barbaric
Why isnt this being stopoed & racing banned
These are gentle living creatures for gods sake
Heartbreaking greyhound racing should be banned.The terrible things some scum do for greed😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡
This is heartbreaking humans are greedy sick and evil. No regards for any animal just money and more money. Disgraceful
Heartbreaking to see these loving beautiful dogs treated so badly Barbaric cruelty
I can't watch the videos but why are these monsters so evil
I saw this a few weeks ago - ad have not stopped thinking about it since. Barbaric.
Some people dont deserve the air they breath
Breaks my heart so sad there just money making machines for those heartless scum ban greyhound racing it barbaric
Barbaric and so unnecessary.. Human beings at their worst again! Hope this facility was closed down?
Omg i'm raging!!!!!!! Hounds are so abused it's disgusting
Disgusting, why is it always the poor greyhounds who are exploited these poor animals are wonderful pets and are so placid, they just don't deserve this sickening behaviour towards them
Heart dropping, stressful to see these poor dogs living in these conditions and what they are being used for.......SICKENING!!!
Never heard of this before, why is it allowed 😠
The greyhound industry must be shut down.
The greed of gambling people is just unbelievable.
Hope the day comes where those people have to run for money! 😡
So dreadful, just wish something could be done to stop these evil people
authorities urgently need act and close them down and rescue these poor dogs from their horrible existance how people can work there when its plain to see they are suffering they want locking up in the same cages so they can feel pain.
So many seeds of Satan walking 👿👿 would love to do the same to them vile slugs and their family’s .
I'm not viewing this video. That's upsetting enough already.
is this still happening there. Has anything been done to stop this place.
Another example of exploitation of the vulnerable. SHAME ON YOU HEMOPET!😠
Jail & shame all who work there so all know what evil creatures they are
Quelle honte !!!! Mais quelle honte pour l'être humain !!!!! Toutes les courses d'animaux doivent être bannies !!!! Il faut interdire le pari d'argent sur les animaux !!!!! C'est la seule solution !!!! Alors !!!! A quand la loi ????????
Heart breaking we rescued a greyhound and a lurcher they are our babies. I couldn't watch anymore of the video so upsetting.
Greed for money, then placed on the scrap heap. Humans appalling behaviour. Ashamed . 💔💔💔💔
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.
It is dreadful how these sweet natured dogs are treated. At one time they would cut there ear off as it would be marked with a number indicating its owner. They used to be drowned them this is all when their racing life is over. I would never go to dog racing it is exploitation and nothing else money.
This should be highlighted more by the media. Please adopt a greyhound x
Greyhounds are not always treated well, but doping them is totally unacceptable. This man, and any others abusing these poor animals should be dealt with severely and never allowed anywhere near a greyhound again. I owned a retired greyhound, who was the most beautiful, loving animal I've ever had. He suffered badly with arthritis. A large greyhound, track corners put too much strain on 'ankle'joints and he required anti inflammatory drugs for the rest of his life.
EVIL PARASITE 😡😡😡
Sorry but i worked at a vets, training, was 16 all we had was lodes of puppys to die, we gave them homes. The worst one was all greyhounds would be put to sleep, we sneaked them out to better homes. 1974. Give them a chance. As now no more running for them. My home is always welcome.. x
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
Just wondering what the usual shipping time is for products coming to the U.S..
Received a surprise calendar at my post box , here in Spain. A pressy from my Dad!
A breaking PETA exposé of Hemopet—a canine blood "bank" in Garden Grove, California—found that this so-called "rescue" warehouses approximately 200 greyhounds bred for and discarded by the racing industry in tiny crates and barren, rusty kennels for about 23 hours out of every day—even when they were sick or injured in fights with stressed kennelmates.
Some dogs were locked in crates so small that they could barely turn around or even stand up or stretch. They were taken out of cages only to be bled, walked briefly, or put into barren concrete-floored pens for a few minutes.
One dog, Glory, was bitten on the back by her stressed kennelmate. After her wound healed, the kennel supervisor put her back in the pen with the dog who bit her—despite another staff member's warning that they were not a good match—with instructions to keep the two dogs muzzled and deny them toys.
PETA's eyewitness found that these greyhounds—who are intelligent, gentle, active dogs—were confined virtually all day, every day, on hard surfaces for months or even years. This perpetual imprisonment caused these dogs to suffer from hair loss, calluses, and pockets of accumulated fluid under the skin.
One dog, Gibbs, reportedly had a neurological disorder. A much-needed veterinary appointment was never made for him; instead he was left crated for weeks until a worker found blood in his water bowl, and his suffering was finally brought to an end, according to Hemopet staff.
You can make a tremendous difference today for the greyhounds being imprisoned and bled at Hemopet. Please, take a moment today to urge the National Greyhound Association to bar its members' dogs from spending a single night in any blood bank, including those masquerading as rescues, effective immediately.
Thank you for your compassion for animals and for your willingness to take action.
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
How lovely. I used to take my black boy Sean to a nursing home (Pets as Therapy) for six years. Yes they loved him but he used to like finding any dropped biscuits and once grabbed a bun from a very wide armchair. He provided lots of love and is still missed by the staff there.
I used to take my late greyhound into yo treat red people's homes and they loved her but she loved them more as she was spoilt with biscuits. Custard creams were her favourite
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...
The petiton can be promoted further by emailing your local MP to make them aware you have signed the petiton. Your MPs contact details are listed on the petition, all you need to do is tell them you have signed the petiton and include a link to the petition.
I'll sign,but don't hold much hope of a ban,too much money involved.Besides,they banned fox hunting didn't they?Still have the need for hunt sabs though!
Wish they would ban horse racing also , must tell the Queen
Why is it taking so long to bring us up to the 21 century
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Signed and shared x
Have signed this. Hope it is successful..
And the rest !!
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Signed. Please please sign this petition. The poor dogs can’t sign and have no choice but to make money for owners and punters. Disgusting.
signed and shared. Please sign and share to help these dogs
Thanks Valerie Ban-Racing AfG have just been made aware of the petiton via email, we will be posting here. be aware that on GBGB website the death figures from 2017 of their racing greyhounds ( which they have declared) is 1,013 not 1,003.
Dear All at Action for Greyhounds, would you kindly sign and share this petition asking for a ban on greyhound racing in the UK. As you know the industry destroyed 1,003 greyhounds and injured 5,000 in 2017 alone. This carnage must stop - thank you for your support.
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