We are constantly being coached through the media of the numbers of greyhounds that are re-homed by the industry’s Retired Greyhound Trust. Although, more than half of the trusts funding is achieved through public donation and their branches are run by a vast army of unpaid volunteers, the RGT employ one of the ‘largest independent PR agencies’, at great expense, to ‘influence the media’ and ‘shape our opinions’ in order to support the RGT’s commercial aspirations.
Such is the enterprise of the NGRC, they have now turned their ‘retired greyhound’, their ‘financial liability’, into a ‘financial asset’, evident by the recent RGT’s commercial aspiration to trade in canine blood. The Retired Greyhound Trust sees fit to reward a racing greyhound upon retirement with further confinement to a kennel simply to supply blood.
Slowly the British public are being seduced by this superficial charitable scheme by influential press articles, to gradually ‘shape our opinions’ into believing that retired greyhounds are actually volunteering for a term of imprisonment and wish to donate blood in exchange for a ‘Certificate, a cup of tea and a doggy biscuit’. What the influential press articles have failed to publicise, is that the canine blood is then sold to the unsuspecting public via veterinary practices, offering surgical procedures and 24 hour emergency services for no less than £100 per pint of blood.
IS THIS YOUR IDEA OF RETIREMENT?