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LUSH launch the much anticipated ‘Don’t Bet On It’ campaign in our High Streets and on the World Wide Web.
The event is a tremendous success generating much media attention – not only exposing the cruel racing industry but the campaign also gave an opportunity to introduce our gentle greyhounds to high street shoppers nationwide.
Greyhound Watch secure a brilliant opportunity on BBC Radio Nottingham to talk about their well researched article ‘Why Britain’s Greyhound Tracks are Inherently Lethal’ published on many internet sites.
The GBGB decline an invitation to debate concerns but fortunately vet Graham Oliver who specialises in dog orthopaedics steps in only to further confirm the dangers and fatal consequences of racing dogs on oval tracks.
Also in October the GRA who own five tracks are featured in the Sunday Telegraph’s business section with an article ‘Greyhound business is going to the dogs’. GRA posted a loss of £4.4 million for 2009 which they attribute to a fall in sales of 13.8% and a reduction in race meetings by 14.1%. Despite the endless stream of various marketing campaigns the largest track promoter also declared a drop in attendances by 14.3%