The Truth About Racing
Greyhound racing in Britain is a sport enjoyed by over three million people and thousands of greyhounds each year. The sport is well run, properly regulated and the welfare of the dogs is always the main priority of those involved.
Why do some people want to ban greyhound racing? Generally there are very few people calling for any such thing. Those with an interest in the greyhound want to see a thriving sport where the welfare of the dogs is absolutely central to everything it does.
There is a small and wholly unrepresentative assembly of individuals who feel they have the right to speak for a much broader community than they represent.
Some anti-greyhound racing groups spread stories alleging particular greyhound or greyhounds have been maltreated and on that basis protest that greyhound racing should be banned. Many of the “horror stories” spread by these groups are either urban myths, or actually originate in other countries, not in the UK. It is certainly true that is some countries, animal welfare standards are far lower than they are here.
Britain is known as a “nation of dog lovers” and the people involved in greyhound racing are no exception to this. They love their dogs and are certainly not in it for the money – owning and training greyhounds is hardly ever a route to riches! They are in greyhound racing because they love the breed and get huge satisfaction from seeing their dogs racing and enjoying what they were born to do.Read Full Article