It is estimated that at least 45% of dogs in the UK are scared of fireworks. Yet despite this and despite an avalanche of complaints in this and previous years – Sheffield dog track go ahead with their firework display – to maintain profits – just yards from the residential kennels housing tens of greyhounds.
On July 18 2016 Sheffield and Monmore Green dog tracks both raced greyhounds in extreme temperatures – completely disregarding welfare – in order to comply with their all-important BAGS contracts and to supply races for the national and international betting markets. Previous complaints to the GBGB dismissed our concerns and the RSPCA could only recommend that the self-regulating GBGB introduce a ‘hot weather’ policy. Complaints after Greyhounds raced on hottest day
On 11 December 2015 Sizzling Girl escapes while being forced into the traps. The 22 month old female puppy was eventually caught some 9 days later after living rough in freezing temperatues with her muzzle and racing jacket on. Speedy greyhound found NINE days after escaping from race track
Despite claims that the industry treats their dogs as ‘fine valued athletes’ – in May 2015 – Sheffield’s Owlerton dog track shows just how much it ‘cares’ for the greyhounds who earn them millions of pounds.
Swift Vanessa sustains a broken hock at Sheffield dog track on 8 August 2014
In November 2011 – professional greyhound ‘trainer’ Norman Melbourne attached to Sheffield dog track was exposed by Greyt Exploitations for breaches of Racing Rules regarding his kennels. Despite there being obvious welfare concerns and security issues – the Greyhound Board of Great Britain failed to find him guilty during an internal disciplinary hearing of any offences and continues to kennels the dogs in his ‘care’ on an allotment. Click here ShowMe TheBunnys kennels.