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Simply Marc – Reserved for adoptions in the UK

Gender: female
Country of birth: Australia
D.o.B.: 21/01/2010
Colour: red/fulvous
Height (to  withers): 68 cm

Winning Energy – Reserved for adoptions in the UK

Gender: female
Country of birth: Australia
D.o.B.: 01/07/2011
Colour: black
Height (to withers): 68 cm

Miss Lucky – Reserved for adoptions in the UK

Gender: female
Country of birth: Macau
D.o.B.: 28/04/2010
Colour: black and white
Height (to withers): 66 cm

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Here are some photos of the location where the event The Macau Greyhounds: Happy At Last will take place, Natura Boscaccio – Green Events.

It’s a massive facility set in private parkland, immersed in the stunning natural beauty of the Lake Boscaccio nature reserve.

The whole area will be reserved for the event, so we will be able to spend the whole day immersed in nature, in the woodlands and parkland and by the shores of the lake.

In the afternoon there will be the option of a pleasant walk along the woodland path bordering the lake.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday 8th September 2019 – 9.30-17.30 at Centro Greenevents Natura Boscaccio – Sp 139 Trezzano sul Naviglio per Zibido San Giacomo km 1.1, 20083 Gaggiano (MI).

Our speech at the Peaceful March for Greyhounds in Cork – Ireland

Our speech at the Peaceful March for Greyhounds in Cork – Ireland

Here is the live video of our speech at the anti-racing event Peaceful March for Greyhounds, held today in Cork, Ireland, organized by the antiracing group Greyhound Awareness Cork.

Our associate members Massimo Greco, Elena Caccia, Paola Ciardi, Giulia Salvi, Laura Minuti, Hilary Dessì and Tamzi Moe Kaur,  joined the march. Moe is an associate member of Pet Levrieri and also founder and spokeswoman of the antiracing international group Greyhounds, Many Nations One Voice.

Here is the text of the speech:

It’s not the first time that we’ve come to Ireland to visit the rescues we have the honour of collaborating with, but this time there is a difference.

When we first began to find homes in Italy for rescued greyhounds and lurchers from Ireland, it seemed like nothing would ever change their fate in their homeland. But now for the first time we can feel the winds of change, as the truth has finally entered into the public domain. For the first time in Ireland, the idea that greyhound racing could be banned is no longer taboo, and for the first time ever the Irish greyhound racing industry is scared.

The truth is that not only do greyhounds die in their thousands, are ruthlessly exported and cruelly slaughtered, but that greyhound racing is a business in which a small minority of people make money while the vast majority pick up the tab, through the taxes paid by all Irish citizens. It is a business which is both morally and financially bankrupt, and the attempts being made to save it by the industry and its supporters in government are pathetic.

The IGB says that dog racing is an integral part of Irish society and that it is much more than a sport, but that is not true. Dog racing as it once was no longer exists, buried by debts and by its own anachronysm, and it is not a ‘sport’ anyway, but the exploitation of dogs for commercial ends. It is like a broken toy sucking money out of tax contributions that could be put to better use elsewhere, to help the community in a more useful way.

For how many projects of greater benefit to society could be set up instead of supporting racetracks? How many real jobs could be created in this way?

We don’t know how long it will take, but the journey has now begun. What we must do now is join together to form a united front made up not only of all those who want a better life for greyhounds, but also of all those who are tired of financing the entertainment of a few paid for by the many.

Irish greyhounds and the people of Ireland deserve much better than an industry which kills dogs in order to survive, and which does so with the tax contributions of the Irish people.

The winds are changing, and that is why it is an honour and a privilege to be here today with you all. We will help you as much as we can, until the day when Irish greyhounds are finally free, and that’s a promise. And as we proved with the greyhounds of Macau, we always keep our promises.

From Ireland to Portugal – another route for trafficking greyhounds

From Ireland to Portugal – another route for trafficking greyhounds

There is a country in Europe which has a great historybut we tend not to hear much about it. It often seems to be a bit in the background: at most we may hear about it for being the birthplace of the greatest living football player, or because it is the homeland of Fernando Pessoa, one of the greatest poets of the 20th century.

However we tend to underestimate the presence of a far less worthy reality such as greyhound and galgo racing. Indeed, if you check on one of the reference sites for greyhound racing such as Greyhound-data, you will discover that Portugal boasts, so to speak, of a not inconsiderable number of breeding kennels for racing greyhounds and galgos: 20 to be precise.

In actual fact we can’t say if or to what extent that list is currently accurate: many breeding facilities may have closed, while others still may exist without being mentioned.

What is interesting is the fact that on the breeding kennel pages – at least the ones with accurate information – 50 Irish greyhounds are cited as breeding stock.

The data is limited to dogs born after the year 2000 and their names are: Blue Rapid, Pompof, Acres Boy, Newdown Legend, Shadow Basil, Thanks Eamon, Bottlecrusher, Hi Black Jack, Marshals Hunter, Spur Pines, Elbony Macacao, Court Yard, Breitling, Durango Dream, Etties Gift, Feeling Flush, Glenbane Star, Homestead Post, Cirat, Focused Options, Scala Madge, Town Gang, Wavey Hair, Elbony Ranger, Bright Venture, Kilty Wazzer, Sandyhill Pal, Leftinnewinn, Ashtar Hyland, Ben Henri, Billys Master, Daleroad Dancer, Elbony Macacao, Highview Hades, Kilkenny Spok, Kilquain Turbo, Rover Bar, Sandyhill Pal, Thor, Elbony Melody, Starving Student, Tiger Toes, Were Hooked, Backstreet Girl, Drominboy Maggie, Lady, Quick Out, Cois Kitty, Done and Dusted, Vitória Out.[1]

For their part, the Portuguese owners of Irish greyhounds tend to proudly display the pedigree of their dogs, as one can see in this report by Publico.(2). Here we see an identity booklet, clearly inspired by those used in Ireland, which refers to a dog named Alonso, born 30th April 2017 from Adios Alonso and Late Drama, bred by Paul Matthews.

This proves that a continuous stream of greyhounds is being imported from the Irish racing industry. It would be interesting to know if these dogs – who would certainly only represent a part of those imported – are still registered with their Irish owners, and if there is any trace of their exportation or even evidence of payment transactions and relative taxes. This is no small matter, given that according to an article in Visao (3) dated 2/06/2016, the price of an Irish greyhound varies between €5,000 and €30,000 euros.

The situation we have summarised here requires a radical rethink of the categories we tend to use, particularly the line we usually draw between commercial and amateur racing.

Commercial greyhound racing is characterised by the presence of a regulating authority, state authorised betting, an industrial breeding system, a greyhound identification system via tattooing, an organised system of kennels and a network of racetracks. But that does not mean that everything that does not fall into these categories can be necessarily defined as amateur or non commercial racing.

For it is one thing for a few enthusiasts to race their dogs for fun every now and again – dogs who live in their homes as pets – but quite another to have a system of breeding kennels continuously importing dogs to breed litters of pups to be used in more or less regulated competitions. These dogs are transported in vans and trailers identical to those used in Ireland, and according to some press publications such as the aforementioned Visao are subjected to doping and training with electric shocks, only to be abandoned when of no further use or when injured.

This intermediate type of racing cannot therefore be exactly compared to industrial scale racing, but neither should it be confused with the kind of racing taking place in some countries where a few amateurs take their pet dogs racing every now and again – dogs who normally live at home with them and are treated as pets in every other respect.

 It is a type of racing which by extension, due to its links with the world of commercial dog racing, its training system and monetary exchanges, is very close to commercial greyhound racing.

It should therefore be treated as such, and as far as we are concerned, opposed and fought against, because it uses and exploits greyhounds without respecting them.
By Massimo Greco
[1]The names are listed in  www.greyhound-data.com
Translated by Isobel Deeley
Greyhound – From the cradle to the grave.

Greyhound – From the cradle to the grave.

This video was made by Stephen O’Malley, a student of the second year of a degree in Multimedia Design and Programming Institute LIT (Limerick Institute of Technology), in association with Limerick Animal Welfare and shows exactly what happens to the puppies greyhound.
It is a moving account of the life journey of one animal, which documents the extremely short and sad life of a competitive greyhound.

The movie is shown though the eyes of the greyhound, which makes it both compelling and moving at the same time.

the main ‘actress’ in the film is former racer Pam, who was rehomed in Italy via Pet Levrieri. The pups in the film were rehomed in the UK, so they are all safe.

Music by acclaimed Irish singer songwriter Paddy Casey.

The film was intended for awareness-raising programs in schools of all grades on the cruelty of greyhound racing

It was delivered by friends of LAW in October 2013. Seven years have passed, but the film still remains sadly current, as shown in the programme RTÉ Investigates Greyhounds Running For Their Lives June 2019. 





Pet Levrieri appeals to Chilean Parliament to ban greyhound racing

Pet Levrieri appeals to Chilean Parliament to ban greyhound racing

Here is the letter that we at Pet Levrieri have sent to the members of Chilean parliamentary commission ‘de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales’, who on Wednesday 29th of May will be called to vote on a law proposal to ban greyhound racing in the whole of Chile. 

For the attention of the Honorable Deputy …

Dear Mr. ..

We have been attentively following the efforts made by associations, politicians and others to ban racing with galgos in Chile.

In Italy commercial greyhound racing has been banned for many years, and public opinion is not only opposed to racing, but is also very well disposed towards countries in which the barbarism of the exploitation of dogs for racing is forbidden.

There are also many associations in our country which rehome greyhounds and galgos exploited in other European countries. Thousands of these dogs have been rehomed in our homes, and it is also thanks to them that the exploitation to which they are subjected in the racing and betting worlds is considered unacceptable. So the end of racing in Chile would be seen as a very positive thing by many Italians.

Your decision to ban racing in your country would be a wonderful step forward in terms of civilisation, education in respecting animals and prevention of the criminal activities that have always been commonly associated with the world of racing and the exploitation animals.

Also, even where dogs are used legally for betting on races, crimes such as the use of doping are commonplace. In addition, betting feeds gambling addictions which are expensive and dangerous for society.

The decision to ban racing would be in line with the changes that have also been taking place elsewhere in the world.

For example, last year the Macau Canidrome – which was the only legal track in South East Asia – closed its doors forever, and in the USA the people of Florida voted to phase out racing and close the tracks in that state, in an historic victory which dealt a deadly blow to greyhound racing in the USA.

In Latin America, after Argentina and Uruguay, a law proposal to ban dog racing has been presented in Parliament in your country, and we are also expecting news from Brazil.

So there is a new wind blowing which bodes well and gives hope for these dogs, who are exploited in their tens of thousands in various parts of the world, and your contribution in giving them the respect they deserve would be be a decisive factor in helping them.

We fervently hope that you will support efforts to end greyhound and galgo racing in Chile.

With best wishes,

Stefania Traini
President of Pet Levrieri, Italy


A propagandist farce

A propagandist farce

At long last the GBGB – i.e. the UK greyhound racing industry – and its CEO Mark Bird have woken up to the problem of British and Irish greyhounds being sent for breeding under often shameful conditions to countries like China and Pakistan.

That this was a regular occurrence has been known for some time by those following the pages of anti racing groups such as Greyt Exploitations1 and Caged Nationwide2. We ourselves have published numerous articles on this problem throughout the years.

So it does arouse suspicion that the industry is only turning its attention now to a problem that has been common knowledge for some time, and about which it would most certainly have more information readily available than we do. Indeed, either the GBGB knew all along about the exports but took no interest in the matter, or it did not know and therefore is in the dark about what goes on, i.e. on matters that it should have control over. Since we do not believe that they are inept to such a degree, we are inclined to go with the first hypothesis.

We believe that the industry’s apparent new interest in the problem of exports is due to the wide media coverage that this topic has received of late. Basically it’s a marketing ploy by Mark Bird & Co to try and show that they are interested in welfare. It will probably end like it always does, with a recommendation to trainers, along with the admission that one cannot stop a private individual from sending dogs wherever he likes, as long as no laws are broken.

It is worth remembering that in 2011 the IGB – i.e. the Irish racing industry – tried to reach an agreement to export massive numbers of Irish greyhounds to China3: the plan was stopped, but that has not stopped private individuals from merrily continuing to export Irish greyhounds to Asia with the tacit consent of the industry and the government.

What kind of coercive power would an internal industry rule have without an appropriate law that would properly penalise the exportation of greyhounds to some countries? Are the GBGB and the IGB intending to propose a law that would punish with jail time those who export dogs to China and Pakistan?

And would the British and Irish governments be prepared to take on the responsibility for such a ban, which would have profound repercussions on commercial as well as foreign policy? And how would such a ban be achieved, in real terms? With a list of forbidden countries? Who could stop greyhound owners from exporting dogs to ‘permitted’ countries, and then sending them on from there to ‘forbidden’ ones? Who is going to establish which countries are ok and which aren’t?

Pakistan for example does have animal welfare laws, but unfortunately they date back to colonial times and nobody applies them. In Spain too there is welfare legislation, but it is often not applied.

In a nutshell, the whole thing is a smokescreen. Furthermore, it is pointless on a practical level to hold talks about exports without involving the IGB and the Irish government, given that most of the exported dogs come from Ireland.

It is for all of these reasons, among others, that we have always clearly stated that ending greyhound racing is the only thing that will end exports4.  

The GBGB’s focus on the problem of exports also has another aim however, and that is to draw attention away from the real problem, which is not in China but in the UK (and in Ireland).

For how does Mark Bird justify the deaths of over 1,000 greyhounds in the UK in 2017?5

What is his answer to Greyt Exploitations, who have asked for a clear and public statement about the fate of the 7,661 greyhounds who left racing in 2017?6

Can the GBGB answer the question posed by the anti racing movement about what has happened to the 2,477 greyhounds who disappeared in 2017, of which there is no precise information in the official data?7

The GBGB have made a commitment to transparency with DEFRA (the UK’s Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)8 – so why will they not explain the reason why they will not publish the exportation data of the dogs exported abroad?

Discussing exports without a clear answer to these questions is just a waste of time and doesn’t address the heart of the matter, which is that the greyhound racing industry has no real interest in the welfare of the dogs.

By Massimo Greco

Translated by Isobel Deeley

1) http://greytexploitations.com/resources-reports/china-crisis-in-the-media/
3) https://www.petlevrieri.it/en/articles/already-in-2011-igb-planned-to-export-irish-greyhounds-invest-in-and-develop-racetracks-in-china/
7) Injury and Retirement Data http://greytexploitations.com/resources-reports/apdawg-meeting-an-update-on-greyhound-welfare/apdawg-meeting-october-2018

Presidente e socio fondatore di Pet levrieri dalla data di fondazione. Svolge questo ruolo in maniera totalmente gratuita. Nella vita svolge la professione di psicologa e psicoterapeuta. Per crescita personale si è formata e diplomata come educatrice cinofila presso la scuola SIUA. Ha svolto il corso professionalizzante per la gestione della ricerca e del soccorso di animali smarriti, organizzato da Pet Detective. Ha iniziato a scoprire quello che accade ai greyhound nel racing in seguito all’adozione della sua prima grey, Silky, nel 2008. Da qui il suo impegno civile antiracing e anticaccia in difesa dei greyhound, dei galgo e dei lurcher. Sposata con Massimo Greco, altro socio fondatore di Pet levrieri, condivide con lui questo impegno.
Insieme condividono la loro vita con sette cani, tutti adottati: Cabana, galgo spagnolo, Zen, grey salvato dal cinodromo di Macao, King, grey salvato dal mercato della carne in Cina, Babe, grey irlandese, Barney, grey irlandese, Lucy, grey irlandese, e Adhara, una meticcia. Nel cuore sempre presenti i tre grey Silky, Blackie e Rob, che sono stati straordinari amici e ambasciatori della causa.


Macia, vicepresidente e socio fondatore di Pet Levrieri, ha lavorato presso case editrici e oggi collabora in qualità di correttrice di bozze e per la revisione di testi. Nel 2011 ha adottato il suo primo levriero, entrando in contatto con la triste realtà che si cela dietro galgo, grey e lurcher e da qui è nato il suo impegno che condivide con suo marito Francesco, anche lui volontario all’interno dell’associazione. Ricopre il ruolo di Coordinatore del gruppo Adozioni e a ogni arrivo la trovate dietro un tavolo a far firmare moduli agli adottanti.
Vive a Milano con il marito in compagnia di un galgo spagnolo, Rodrigo, e due grey irlandesi, Rosden e Suzie, l’ultima adottata un anno fa.


Vice Presidente e socio fondatore di Pet levrieri, laureata in scienze politiche internazionali, gestisce un’impresa di consulenze turistiche. In Pet Levrieri si occupa in particolare delle relazioni con la Spagna e dei profili dei galgo e si reca più volte all’anno nei rifugi spagnoli per conoscere i cani e stilarne i profili. Fa parte del team che amministra sito e pagine Fb dell’associazione.
Ha adottato la galga Debra nel 2011. Venire a contatto con la realtà dei levrieri rescue l’ha spinta ad approfondire il discorso e a impegnarsi attivamente a favore dei grey, galgo e lurcher sfruttati e maltrattati in tutto il mondo. Oltre a Debra vive con due cani meticci, salvati da situazioni di abbandono.
Svolge i suoi incarichi in Pet levrieri in maniera totalmente gratuita.


Membro del consiglio direttivo e socio fondatore di Per levrieri, dove si occupa dell’organizzazione logistica degli eventi e del merchandising. Nella vita è titolare di un laboratorio odontotecnico dal 1990. Da sempre appassionato di cani, il suo primo cane è stato un setter irlandese. Sposato con Marianna Capurso, anche lei socia fondatrice di Pet levrieri, condivide con lei l’impegno antirancing e anticaccia in difesa dei levrieri. Accanto al presidente di Pet levrieri, ha partecipato alla prima conferenza mondiale sui greyhound in Florida nel 2016. Ha partecipato a molti corsi organizzati da Think Dog e Siua. Perle è stata la sua prima greyhound. Nella sua vita ora ci sono Peig e Inta, due lurcher, e Karim, greyhound salvato dal cinodromo di Macao, e Ricky, un pinscher, che è la mascotte di tutto il gruppo. Svolge i suoi incarichi in Pet levrieri in maniera totalmente gratuita.


Membro del consiglio direttivo di Pet levrieri. Nella vita è una pasticciera. Dal 2014 a seguito dell’adozione di Rosie, una greyhound irlandese ha conosciuto la realtà dello sfruttamento dei levrieri. Da qui l’impegno in associazione. Coordina il gruppo facebook di Pet levrieri, gestisce il canale istituzionale Twitter, ed è membro del gruppo adozioni. Condivide la vita con il compagno Stefano, socio e volontario di Pet levrieri, James greyhound salvato in Irlanda e Jasmine greyhound sopravvissuta al cinodromo di Macao, nel cuore portano Rosie e Mags greyhound salvate in Irlanda. Svolge i suoi incarichi in Pet levrieri in maniera totalmente gratuita.