Ban on greyhound racing?

Retired greyhounds being 'shipped to China and boiled alive for meat'

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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.

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Greyhound Racing

The greyhound racing industry treats dogs like machines. For the few minutes that they spend on a track during a race, they will spend many hours a day confined to a cramped cage or kennel. Countless numbers of greyhounds die each year-some in the name of "selective breeding"-before they ever touch a racetrack. Dogs start racing at 18 months old, and many don't make it to the nominal "retirement" age of 4 or 5.

According to statistics compiled by GREY2K USA Worldwide in its 2015 report " High Stakes: Greyhound Racing in the United States," more than 80,000 greyhounds were registered to race between 2008 and 2014.

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