CAGE (Coventry Against Greyhound Exploitation) PEACEFUL PROTEST COVENTRY FLAPPING TRACK 26.07.2014
The long standing group are outside this track on a regular basis mostly on a Saturday evening and sometimes on a Sunday.
This evening along with their awareness banners they displayed a memorial as part of Greyhound Remembrance Weekend to remember the hundreds of thousands of greyhounds who did not survive the industry.
Here is a statement from the group coordinator:-
“Only 11 races this evening. Two had 5 runners, and one, only 4. But ‘Groupon’ had an ‘offer’ on, so more people went in than usual. 124 vehicles — but at least we gave out 58 leaflets, and even had time to chat to most of the newbies, who stopped for a leaflet!
I’m not too bothered about the extra people. Its `holiday time,` and then, and at Christmas we’ve always had a score or so ‘extras’ -but they don’t come back !
I always have to do my little ‘pep-talk’ when we have more than 80 cars going in ! (to the team!) They get really worried, but its like I always tell them, “it only seems a lot, because we usually have such low numbers going in” (compared to other Big City tracks).
What really disgusted them all (me too!) was the sight of the panting, over-heated dogs, standing on the back seats of cars, being taken in, to race — on the very hottest day of the year. (some muzzled- so they couldn’t even pant properly, to help them cool down).”
AFG SUSSEX PEACEFUL PROTEST BRIGHTON& HOVE GREYHOUND TRACK 26.07.2014
This group hold regular peaceful protests outside this track which is owned by Coral bookmakers.
This evenings report was of a quiet night which didn’t seem to be very well attended.
There is a great advantage for the group as the track car park is shared by the adjacent supermarket, so the group are able to distribute leaflets and chat to shoppers as well as racegoers.
The group also hold other general public awareness events in and around Sussex, so if you live in or near the area, please join them if you can, they would appreciate your support greatly.
The group can be followed on their facebook page
AFG NEWCASTLE PEACEFUL PROTEST BROUGH PARK GREYHOUND TRACK 26.07.2014
As part of Greyhound Remembrance Weekend, the group held another peaceful protest outside the William Hill (bookmakers) owned track.
Although the group of mostly young ladies are relatively small at present, they are very approachable and with the great attitude they have with the public, they do manage to distribute many leaflets to racegoers as well as often being able to have sensible discussions with some too.
If you live in or near this track, please try to support this friendly group.
You can also follow them on their facebook page