A kennel hand has spoken out in sheer frustration and has published his video diaries and photographs, cataloguing the appalling level of greyhound welfare deemed acceptable by the Greyhound Board of Great Britain.
The trainer’s refusal to accept his offers of help and the indifference shown to a series of complaints he made to officials, regarding breaches of Racing Rules, eventually broke his silence – ironically, exactly a year to the day when undercover footage was taken of the same kennels.
Neil Haine, 40 from North Dorset, contacted Greyt Exploitations after the complaints he lodged with his Area Steward, Colin Betteridge, regarding greyhounds being kennelled in their own excrement and urine soaked beds for three days at a time and without any form of exercise – were ignored.
Eve Blanchard, a professional trainer attached to Poole stadium, employed Mr Haine from November 2008 until his departure on May 26th, where he felt he could no longer endure the conditions suffered by the 36 greyhounds confined in the kennels.
You can read Mr Haines’ statement here Dorset kennels statement