01 Apr '12, 4pm

Greyhound Racing - Cruel Human Entertainment | Green Opinions | Green Blogs @Earth_Timesさんから

Greyhound Racing - Cruel Human Entertainment | Green Opinions | Green Blogs @Earth_Timesさんから

From America dog-racing spread to Britain in 1926, following a similar betting system as that used in horse-racing. Britain operates 25 licensed stadia conducting dog-races. While the British greyhound industry reveal such soft well cared for dogs that are treated with care and even adopted or kept as pets past their race-days, contrary animal rights facts dispute this. The Greyhound Action (GA) organisation (2011) reveals that "tens of thousands of dogs are disposed of every year by the British greyhound racing industry - because they fail to make the grade as racers or when their racing days are over. It has been estimated that greyhounds running on British tracks sustain more than 12,000 injuries every year and that 10% of dogs that race are already suffering from injuries." GA figures show that between 500-1000 retired greyhounds are put to death every year. Some dogs ...

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