We invest heavily in research – sourcing credible evidence to not only raise awareness with the public through the media but also in the political arena to bring about legislative change.
Here are just some of the articles where Greyt Exploitations have obtained national and local media coverage.
July 7th 2016 Greyt Exploitations are invited to a live debate on the BBC Radio Ulster’s Talkback show. Aileen Ward states clearly and passionately why greyhound should be banned.
April 4th 2016 Wandsworth Radio invited us to raise awareness in South London and give their listeners the opportunity to make an informed decision on whether they want a cruel gambling industry to remain at Wimbledon.
March 2nd 2016 The Wimbledon Guardian interviews Greyt Exploitations where we argue the greyhound’s case for the closure of Wimbledon dog track. Craig Richard reports Greyhound racing welfare organisation argue the sport is “only sustainable due to cruelty”
February 25th 2016 The Sunday Times quotes Greyt Exploitations’ injury figures following the release of Efra’s Select Committee Report on the review of the 2010 Greyhound Welfare Regulations in an article headed Betting Industry Condemned over greyhound deaths.
February 22nd 2016 The EFRA report publishes evidence submitted by Greyt Exploitations to the Select Committee detailing the number of track injuries. We were the only welfare group who were able to challenge the industry’s misleading injury figures and without doubt contributed to Efra’s recommendation that ‘Defra amend the 2010 Regulations to require the publication of essential welfare data relating to injury, euthanasia and rehoming numbers’ in their Greyhound Welfare Report (Current data – paragraphs 36 to 4)
January 31st 2015 Follwoing a joint appeal by Greyt Exploitations and Caged NW to find the killer(s) of a mutilated greyhound in Overton Lancashire – the BBC contact us for a statement Greyhound found dead with ear cut off in Lancashire
December 2015 Dogs Today magazine interviews Greyt Exploitations publishing a three page feature on racing injuries. We were able to supply extensive details of the hundreds greyhounds that go unaccounted for each year following injury and evidence the cruelty involved of the dangerously configured tracks. The industry’s Right To Reply left the reader in doubt the industry lacks transparency has something to hide. Victoria Haywoods’s article can be seen here ‘The disappearing dogs’
February 22nd 2015 Following 4 years of research The Sunday Times helps launch Greyt Exploitations Injury Database website and runs with the headline ‘40,000 racing greyhounds hurt‘ leaving the industry unable to defend their already weak position – refusing to provide any figures and even claiming they do not hold any information relating to injuries. Quite astonishing for an industry that claims greyhound welfare is their number one priority.
February 6th 2015 The Daily Mail runs a story on an incident at Romford dog track – where staff failed to remove the starting traps from the track leaving 6 greyhounds to smash into stationary traps. Greyt Exploitations’ supplied exclusive video footage and track injury data for this national story – ‘Horrifying moment greyhounds smashed into the traps’. The exposure was only possible due the funds Greyt Exploitations have invested in satellite equipment enabling us to record races normally seen in betting shops.
February 9th 2015 The Romford Recorder importantly picks up on our story of greyhounds running into traps at the local dog track – giving the people of Romford an insight of the hundreds of greyhounds that fail to race again following injury each and every year. Sam Gelder reports Video: Investigation launched after dogs smash into traps at Romford Greyhound Stadium.
June 26th 2012 At last some media coverage in favour of the greyhounds in the fight to keep Walthamstow dog track firmly closed. The Chingford Guardian covers a rally held by greyhound advocates – attended by the much respected Annette Crosbie OBE – with the headline CHINGFORD: Anti-dog racing group hold Stow rally.
February 22nd 2012 The BBC publish an article ‘Finding Homes for retired racers’ where Greyt Exploitations are invited to comment and express their concerns over the industry’s lack of transparency and failure to account the thousands of greyhounds bred for British racing every year.
January 22nd 2012 Following an extensive investigation by Greyt Exploitations of two professional trainers kennels in Manchester – the Sunday Express publishes an article – Dog kennels branded ‘disgusting’ – and on the day the Greyhound Board of Great Britain held their glitzy Annual Awards in London’s Lancaster Hotel. As a result of this article – the industry developed a 5 year plan to improve kennel conditions and issued all area stewards with video cameras.
July 12th 2011 Greyt Exploitations are invited to provide a statement on the case of Anthony Fowler – an independent greyhound trainer who was found guilty in a criminal court of giving his greyhound viagra and cannabis. We sieze the opportunity to highlight much more serious cocaine offenses again highlighting the criminal activity within commercial dog racing. The story was covered by much of the national press but more extensively in the local media Greyhound was given Viagra and cannabis
May 20th 2011 The Irish Post affords us a double page spread covering the Irish Greyhounds Boards plans to develop dog racing in China.
April 12th 2011 Following the Irish Greyhound Board’s announcement to develop dog racing in China – Greyt Exploitations met with MEP Fiona Hall and MP Ian Swales to raise the issue both in the European and British parliaments. An article in the local newspaper highlights the issue MP backs call to stop dog deal and a statement from the Lib Dems is published on their regional website Howl of protest over ‘appalling’ greyhound deal
September 2010 Greyt Exploitations contributes to an article on the use of captive bolt guns as a means to destroy dogs and details incidents where greyhounds have been destroyed using this perfectly legal method. No Licence to Kill – written by Nick Mays – helps to raise awareness of the systematic destruction of healthy greyhounds as economically as possible.
30th May 2010 Footage obtained by Greyt Exploitations following a lengthy investigation leads to national exposure in the Sunday Express. We had only ben campainging for 2 years and had yet to develop some credibility and so the exposure went out under the banner of the now inactive group Greyhound Action. Ted Jeory pens the article Agony of Caged Greyhounds.
June 29th 2009 Greyt Exploitations exposure of Eve Blanchard’s kennels makes the local newspaper which were understandably played down by the trainer – industry and very sadly the RSPCA. However – the media coverage forced the industry to remove a number of Blanchards dogs and provide a grant for kennel improvements. The article can be seen here North Dorset greyhound trainer asked to improve kennel standards.