Sep 8, 2016

Greyhounds


"Every year, thousands of young and healthy Greyhound dogs are killed merely because they lack winning potential, were injured while racing or are no longer competitive. While racing has declined sharply in recent years as people have become more aware of the horrors associated with this sport, there are still more than 20 tracks operating in the U.S. Racing Greyhounds routinely experience terrible injuries on the track such as broken legs, cardiac arrest, spinal cord paralysis and broken necks. They suffer off the track as well: Dogs caught up in this cruel industry spend most of their lives stacked in warehouse-style kennels for 20 or more hours a day, or are kept outdoors in dirt pens with minimal shelter. Most enclosures are not heated or air-conditioned. Many dogs suffer from fleas, ticks and internal parasites and are not provided basic veterinary care, human affection, or adequate sustenance." A quote from the ASPCA

2 comments:

sherylmcdougald said...

You should rescue one. They are the best apartment dogs. I have a rescue and she is the perfect dog, she is more hound than Greyhound, but I can't believe she would be dead if I hadn't taken her. I love her so much. Really, its easy. Love is easy.

kane said...

Good advice.