Greyhound Rescue West of England has become the latest greyhound re-homing organisation to publicly raise awareness of the cruelty surrounding greyhound racing.
In an emotional interview with Luton Today newspaper, re-homing officer – Graham Crick – describes how Batty, an ex racing greyhound was found.
“She was rescued from an allotment shed with 29 others. She had mange and fleas when we got her. She was a racing dog and if they don’t keep winning . . .” His voice tails off and his eyes mist over. “Some are injected with bleach. It’s a horrible, slow death”.
“Greyhounds seem to suffer more than other breeds because there’s more of them – 6,000 are injured every year on the track. If they break a leg or a hock, they just get put down. They’re treated as a commodity. If they’re going to cost money, get rid of them”.
“Not all trainers are bad. But they don’t look after their teeth. They just feed them to maintain a certain standard of health so the dog is OK and can race”.
“More than 10,000 dogs come on to the tracks each year – which means 10,000 come off”.
Please click here to read the full Luton Today article
GRWE also made a video documenting the fantastic work they do, re-homing so many greyhounds and lurchers.
An important message concludes the video reminding us that the public consultation period for Secondary Legislation is not too far away and we must push for enormous improvements for the racing greyhound.
Please click here to watch the GRWE video