The racing industry insist that most people in the ‘sport’ love their dogs and would only want the best for them. We would suggest that people in the racing industry love their dogs, but as the majority of us would love our cars and certainly not in the way we love and care for our companion animals.
As we would garage our cars, so the industry kennels their greyhounds. Similarly, with cars and greyhounds, once they become too costly to repair and maintain they are simply put on the scrap heap and disposed of as cheaply as possible. Evidence of this can be seen with the recent exposure by The Sunday Times again, where healthy greyhounds are systematically destroyed, to supply organs for The Royal Veterinary College. Trainers and owners are charged a discounted fee of £30 for destruction, with ‘no questions asked’ and the RVC a minimum of £30 for each organ supplied.
The Greyhound Clinic who provides this service is ideally situated in a greyhound complex which is home to not only six NGRC trainer’s kennels but two Retired Greyhound Trust Branches. It appears that everyone is a winner and everyone more than happy with this arrangement, except of course the greyhound, who having given everything man has demanded of them, their heart and soul literally, is repaid with this final indignity!