We have received a statement from the BBC that was read out recently on Colin Murray’s Kicking Off radio show….
“Normally on a Friday night we get our weekly dose of greyhound commentary to find out how our favourite dog – Show me the Bunny – is getting on. Unfortunately due to security issues the dog is being moved to new kennels and therefore we’ve decided not to continue with this feature. We have been in touch with the British Greyhound board and the dog will continue racing or will be retired and placed in a home for retired greyhounds”
Unfortunately ShowMe TheBunny is still being raced at the risk of sustaining a serious injury and has been moved from the kennels we exposed last month but it is excellent news that the BBC have decided to stop promoting the gambling on dogs to a national audience as a ‘great fun night out’ and as a ‘sport’
Many thanks to everyone who wrote and phoned in to complain to the BBC and also those advocates who held protests outside the BBC offices – a combination of which will have had an influence on the BBC’s decision.
We have also received a response for the GBGB in reply to our formal complaint regarding a number of issues but predominantly on the lack of security and supervision of the dogs at ShowMe TheBunny’s original kennels. Not surprisingly – the GBGB found no breach of Rules which begs the question “why were investigators able to access the kennels and paddock areas so freely on a number of occasions if the level of security complied with Racing Rules?”