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To everyone who is against GreyHound racing...

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by shezzy, Jul 2, 2009.


  1. shezzy

    shezzy PetForums Senior

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    Well I recived this email from one of my college lecturers. Em I wasn't sure where to put this so I thought the dog section was most appropriate (i was gonna put it in general as it is a petiton but wasn't sure)

    I'm also not sure if I can advertise petitions so if I'm doing something wrong please don't hesitate to say so. So here it is.. if you agree then please sign the petition to help the welfare of these poor dogs. If you disagree then simply just ignore this post lol :p:p I'm not wanting to start arguments on greyhound betting or anything I'm just sharing this petition with people who love the greyhounds and want to help them.

    Well here the email that was sent to me...

    "Dear Greyhound Lovers

    Defra is running a consultation on greyhound racing. Current proposals are woefully inadequate and do nothing to tackle the main causes of greyhound suffering. This is your chance to help stop the cruelty.

    The proposals include compulsory licensing of tracks, vets to be present at all race events, all dogs to be microchipped and injury records to be kept (but not made public). Although these changes are positive, they do nothing to tackle the main problems such as destruction of dogs deemed not suitable for racing (up to 12,000 per year), poor husbandry, injuries and shortage of homes available for retired dogs.

    While the industry is focused on making a profit then the welfare of the dogs will always be neglected, sometimes with horrific consequences. Please fill out your details at the following link and send the message which urges Defra to outlaw betting on greyhound racing, as it has been in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and much of the USA.

    RDPA - Act now!

    Many thanks"
     
  2. Nicci

    Nicci Guest

    I've signed, wishing the best of luck with this! xx
     
  3. Tigerneko

    Tigerneko PetForums VIP

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    Signed :)

    I think it's disgusting what greyhounds go through.
     
  4. shezzy

    shezzy PetForums Senior

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    Thank you very much for your support ! :D
     
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    Kinski PetForums VIP

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    Signed.

    Terri
     
  6. jeanie

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    Signed think its terrible.
     
  7. shezzy

    shezzy PetForums Senior

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    Thanks everyone for your support.
    I hope this petition really helps the greyhounds as its horrible what they have to go through :(:(
     
  8. Greyhoundbob

    Greyhoundbob PetForums Newbie

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    /signed

    Words fail me when I see this sort of thing..... well they dont fail me thay are just not suitable for forums.....

    Nice post keep it bumped for a few days.

    Josh
     
  9. LostGirl

    LostGirl PetForums VIP

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    god I am so nieve i didnt realise they did these things :( i knew someone who had champs many yrs ago and his dogs were so well looked after and he kept them after they had finished racing so i guess i thought they were all like him

    have signed.x
     
  10. EmzieAngel

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    Signed! :)
     
  11. shezzy

    shezzy PetForums Senior

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    Thank you.
    I understand. I can get like that too, especially when it comes to animal welfare but I've become very good at holding my toung lol :p
     
  12. shezzy

    shezzy PetForums Senior

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    Yeah :( Sadly not everyone is like that, it would be so much better if they were.
     
  13. shezzy

    shezzy PetForums Senior

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    just a quick bump. ... just so everyone gets a chance to read it lol :)
     
  14. shezzy

    shezzy PetForums Senior

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    My last bump, so I dont annoy anyone lol :p
     
  15. alphadog

    alphadog PetForums VIP

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    Signed and bumped :)
     
  16. shezzy

    shezzy PetForums Senior

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    Thank you :D:D
     
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    And again.....Signed & bumped x :D
     
  18. bichonsrus

    bichonsrus PetForums Senior

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    I would like to say that i did not know of what actually happened and didnt realise that so many dogs were put down etc, thankyou for bringing this to my attention and i will definatly now sign the petition. Its forums like this that CAN inform people and spread the word so to speak, The more we can learn about animals suffering the more we can do something to change it.
     
  19. shezzy

    shezzy PetForums Senior

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    Thank you again everyone for you support.

    I do think so many people are unaware at how badly most (not all) of these greyhounds are treated. :(
     
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