I hope you don't mind but I have decided to utilize my blog to fight the continued abuse of racing greyhounds by a racing industry run by nothing but a group of greedy capitalists. Since I have been living with greyhound friends now for about fifteen years and have come to know this increbibly gentle and loving breed of dogs, I have also grown more and more aware of the torturous lives they face before the lucky ones find a forever home. Below, you will find two articles. The first is from Grey2KUSA and includes some video which, well, you can imagine. The video's release was actually delayed by the tactics of the Greyhound Racing Industry which does all in its power to prevent the truth of their horrible treatment these graceful dogs from being exposed. The second is from Greyhound Safe and provides some information from around the world concerning a summing up of the the campaign to save greyhounds from abuse and death in 2012...and more.
VICTORY FOR THE DOGS: WATCH THE VIDEO GREYHOUND BREEDERS DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE
|A greyhound lives outside at an Oklahoma breeding facility|
The video was temporarily removed from YouTube earlier this month after a greyhound breeder filed a false copyright claim. We immediately responded to this claim, and asserted our fair use and free speech rights. Yesterday, our response was accepted and the video was fully restored.
It shouldn't surprise anyone that greyhound breeders would go to extreme lengths to prevent the public from seeing how greyhounds live. However, GREY2K USA will not be deterred by these cynical tactics. I predicted that we would win this challenge when it was filed, and noted that we have won every such challenge we have faced.
Please watch The Secret Life of Greyhound Puppies today, then forward it to everyone you know. Let's send dog race promoters a message that they cannot silence us, and we will continue to be a strong voice for the greyhounds.