Owlerton greyhound stadium in Sheffield are planning a special race evening on Sunday November 3rd from 5pm- 8pm followed by a public firework display

Please ask them to cancel this event

A greyhound stadium is no place to hold such a terrorizing event, bearing in mind there are resident greyhounds at the tracks kennels who will be exposed to un necessary trauma and suffering
Please also complain to the Greyhound Board of Great Britain ( G.B.G.B. ) Welfare department, asking them to order this event to be canceled on compassionate grounds
Their details can be found here

As you will see on the bottom of their ‘ welfare ‘ page, they are supported by the Blue Cross, RSPCA and Dogs Trust
Please contact those 3 major charities with your concerns, asking them to oppose the event
The fireworks company, in conjunction with the stadium, have completed full risk assessment and compliance is agreed with the Safety Advisory Group and Licensing Division of Sheffield City Council
Please send polite complaints to Sheffield council asking them to retract their permission for this event to go ahead
Sheffield council also own the nearby Shirecliffe allotment site, where they prohibit the keeping of dogs on the site
There are 50 + dogs kept unsupervised here, including greyhounds along with various other breeds
These dogs are at serious risk of being injured, possibly fatally by stray fireworks landing near them where they have no escape
We doubt any risk assessment will cover the safety of these poor dogs
Sheffield Council contact details can be found here:
We all know how bad it is for our own animals who live with us as part of our family, throughout the dreadful ‘ firework season ‘ which seems to go on for weeks
So it is utter madness that anyone can plan such an event within such close proximity to many vulnerable animals and to have no compassion whatsoever

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