03 December 2005
GREYHOUND RACING EQUALS DEATH AND MUTILATION
BAN GREYHOUND RACING
Those of you who think greyhound racing is a harmless sport where the animals are well cared for and retired to a loving home after their racing days are over need to take a look at this website. The photo links are horrifying, and everyone needs to see them to know what this industry is all about. Here are just two sample stories. PLEASE click on the above link to educate yourself and for contact numbers to help this cause.
"Eva was found one morning by a girl in her back garden in Ballinasloe, County Galway. This girl Rachel already had some rescued Greyhounds and poor Eva (as we named her) was badly injured and infected.
She was brought to a Vet who said that the injuries to her ears were caused by Battery Acid or burning, as the hair around her ears was also singed. Her ears were septic , of a texture like charred fabric and one was burned right through with a gaping hole. "
click to view Eva
"A lady in Ireland came home last week to find a dog with his scalp mutilated and both his ears removed.
This appeared to be carried out by someone using a crude blade as the skin is hacked and infected. As Greyhounds are tattooed on both ears to identify them for racing and coursing purposes this practice is becoming all too common in Ireland and the UK.
Many dogs have been found both alive and dead minus their ears."
click to view Fionn
As you can see, this is an issue that needs urgent action. Please visit greyhoundaction.org.uk to find out what you can do to stop the obscene abuse of these beautiful, good-natured animals.