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Old 10-04-2015, 04:17 AM
 
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Bred for no other purpose than to race and win, greyhounds in Australia are literally running for their lives.

An estimated 18,000 healthy dogs are killed in the greyhound industry each year 8,000 pups and young dogs never even make it to the track, and another 10,000 dogs who are 'retired' from racing simply because they are too slow to win.
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Old 10-04-2015, 04:40 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Not True! greyhound rescue australia - Bing
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:17 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Let me guess. Someone is fundraising? Send your money save a greyhound?

Although excess greyhounds are very little different from excess Labrador mixes. If there is no home, they get put to sleep.
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:13 PM
 
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How is it not true?

You don't need the organization in the first place if there are no issues on greyhounds in Australia.
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Old 10-05-2015, 12:50 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Not all can win so the breeders give them to people who place them in homes where they become Couch Potatoes.... Whats wrong with that? Same as with Horses...except with out the couch
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Old 10-05-2015, 10:18 AM
 
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It IS true, just because Greyhound rescue exists doesn't mean they aren't being killed.

Greyhound racing is not safe for the dogs, they're not treated well while they're racing and many are killed every year.

Here is what the ASPCA says:


https://www.aspca.org/fight-cruelty/...und-racing-faq

Here's an excerpt from that page

Greyhound racing may seem like a harmless sport, but life in the fast lane is no picnic for these overworked dogs. Every year, thousands of young and healthy Greyhounds are killedmerely because they lack winning potential, were injured while racing or are no longer competitive. Life is hard for those who make the grade—they spend long hours in cramped kennels and are deprived of normal social contact and adequate care. While Greyhound racing has declined sharply in recent years as people become more aware of the horrors associated with this sport, there are still more than 20 tracks operating in the U.S.

Another link with good information

http://www.grey2kusa.org/pdf/GREY2KU...lFactSheet.pdf

Racing Greyhounds have even tested positive for cocaine

http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/news...rainer-7182916

Once of the worst tracks is in Macau

Saving Greys: In Macau, an Historic Moment for the Greyhounds

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Old 10-05-2015, 01:13 PM
 
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I work near two popular casinos and racetracks: one for greyhound and the other are horses. In my work building, every few months or so, a non-profit organization rescues the retired greyhounds and train them to be service dogs for veterans. There is always a surplus of retired greyhounds and horses from these 2 casinos and the rescues do their best to pull them from death or auction. I'm not talking about champions, just your average racer which is what the majority of the dogs are, and they don't get to retire in luxury or become couch potatoes without rescue. Not only that, here you cannot just walk up to them and you want to adopt one. That means less dogs are saved due to lack of space from the rescues.
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