The GBGB has been forced to publish new figures which now show 87 more greyhounds were killed or died throughout 2017 bringing the total to 1,100 – averaging 21 greyhounds every week or at least 3 every day.
Of those 87 greyhounds – a further 47 were killed due to the ‘injury not treated on economic grounds’ or poor prognosis and another 37 greyhounds were killed as they were considered by their owner/trainer as ‘unsuitable for rehoming’.
Bizarrely the industry stated on both occasions that “These figures have been audited and verified by our own experts and by external, independent auditors”
Not surprisingly the GBGB are still listing dogs as RETIRED if they have been sold or given away
- for racing on independent tracks
- for breeding
- for racing abroad or
- ‘other’ which would include for research and dissection