Where are all the injured greyhounds? This is the question many of us are asking. Greyt Exploitations has set up an online petition to ask DEFRA to make it compulsory for the Greyhound Board of Great Britain to publish detailed monthly injury statistics.
At the time of writing, the petition had received 3,724 signatures, but needs another 1,276 to reach the 5,000 target.
Research undertaken by Greyt Exploitations found that at least 40,000 greyhounds have been injured in the past ten years on British tracks. For more than 18,000 greyhounds – many less than two years old – it was to be their last race.
The petition, set up on change.org, also notes:
“At one track alone in 2013 – Romford – there were 428 injuries and 131 of those dogs have not raced since. The GBGB has attempted to conceal the extent of track injuries and what happens to inujred dogs but we believe the industry has a moral duty to be accountable and transparent regarding a dog’s fate once they’re deemed a financial liability.
“Where are all these injured greyhounds – has happened to them? Greyhounds are sentient creatures – not disposable gambling chips and the public have a right to know.”
Please show your support and sign the Greyt Exploitations petition.