Many thanks to everyone who wrote to the BBC in support of the dogs and complained regarding their promotion of greyhound racing and the gambling on dogs to a national audience.
The standard reply from the BBC was – in our opinion – at best non factual and at worst condescending.
The BBC stated ShowMe TheBunny ‘is not owned by the programme or the BBC, it is owned by the British Greyhound Board’.
We are not familiar with an organisation called the British Greyhound Board and doubt it even exists.
However in compliance with the Rules of Racing – the name of the owner or lessee of a greyhound must be published in the race card and in the race card for September 23rd – the owner/lessee of Showme Thebunny is clearly listed as ‘Kicking Off With Colin Murray’.
Further proof of ownership – if ever it was needed – can be found on Sheffield dog track’s Blog – which states “Colin Murray, a sports presenter on BBC Radio Five Live, has taken ownership of one of our greyhounds”
So we sent investigators along to ShowMe TheBunny’s kennels in South Yorkshire to see the canine star’s home and to evidence the grim reality of a self regulated industry failing to enforce the most basic environmental legislation.
Please click here for the full report on ShowMe TheBunny’s Kennel