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Flash Tears – Reserved for adoptions in the UK

Flash Tears – Reserved for adoptions in the UK

Gender: male
Country of birth: Australia
D.o.B.: 01/07/2009
Colour: white and black
Height (to withers): 68 cm
Win’s-Reserved for adoptions in the UK

Win’s-Reserved for adoptions in the UK

Gender: female
Country of birth: Australia
D.o.B.: 11/11/2010
Colour: black
Height (to withers): 63 cm
Willful BB – Reserved for adoptions in the UK

Willful BB – Reserved for adoptions in the UK

Gender: female
Country of birth: Australia
D.o.B.: 29/10/2007
Colour: black
Height (to withers): 65 cm

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Towards a new life

Towards a new life

On Saturday 24th November 20 greyhounds and lurchers from the Irish rescues Limerick Animal Welfare, GalwaySPCA and Erin Hounds Sighthound Rescue with whom we collaborate, were welcomed in Italy by their adoptive and foster families.
A special thank you to Emma O’Brien of Galway SPCA and Darren Mulqueen of Greyhound Awareness Cork, who accompanied the dogs to Italy and whose presence and high standard of care was very reassuring for the dogs.

Thank you to Marion Fitzgibbon and all the staff at LAW, Emma and the GSPCA team, and Victoria of Erin Hounds Sighthound Rescue, for the courageous, passionate and relentless work they have been doing in Ireland for years rescuing greyhounds and lurchers and defending their rights.
We are infinitely grateful to them and they have our utmost respect.

These families have made a commitment to give and guarantee these dogs the life of love and respect which they have been cruelly denied since birth, exploited and abused in the world of greyhound racing. We wish Snowman, Hazel, Pippin, Joy, Rosie, Jay, Jim, Diva, Seanie, Chubbs, Piper, Gus, Cacti, Ash, Rodney, Femi, Folami, Miss Alice, Hilary e Pebbles and their new families a wonderful life of beautiful new daily experiences. Happy life to all!

Thank you to our associate member Alessio Bottiroli for these wonderful photos, which truly capture the emotions of this special day.

Claw marks and faeces: Inside kennel housing 70 greyhounds

Claw marks and faeces: Inside kennel housing 70 greyhounds

 

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The new owners of the kennel report an “overpowering” smell, as well as seeing faeces and claw marks on the walls.

 

 

A kennel that housed more than 70 greyhounds has been found in a “horrendous” state.

Celia Cross Greyhound Trust, a rescue charity for greyhounds, bought Hillside Kennels in Guildford, Surrey, on 31 October.

When staff entered the site, they found faeces and claw marks on the walls, as well as reporting an “overpowering” smell.

A video posted live on to Facebook and images taken at the kennels by the Trust show strips of fly paper clogged up with dead flies, broken doors covered in dirt, dust and cobwebs, piles of dirt on the floor, and worn down walls with deep scratches and stains.

Entire chunks of the wall appear to have been scratched away and patches of plaster have been rubbed away.

Recently used bedding can be seen on the floor as well as dog faeces.

This kennel in a block used by Mr Taylor had deep scratch marks. Pic: Celia Cross Greyhound Trust
Image: This kennel in a block used by Mr Taylor had deep scratch marks. Pic: Celia Cross Greyhound Trust
One of the many photos of the kennels. Pic: Celia Cross Greyhound Trust
Image: One of the many photos of the kennels. Pic: Celia Cross Greyhound Trust

The Trust already owns kennels adjacent to Hillside Kennels.

When Jane Thompson, Celia Cross Greyhound Trust kennel manager and trustee, inspected the vacant premises, she said: “I wasn’t expecting the kennels to be in great condition… we could smell them from our own property.

“The stench was overpowering and the foul kennels were in a dangerous state of disrepair. This neglect must have been going on for some time.”

Nick Weston, head of campaigns for the charity League Against Cruel Sports, visited the kennels on 2 November and told Sky News: “There are no words for it other than horrendous.

“The smell alone was appalling. I walked into one of the rooms and the smell just hit me like a wall. It smelled of everything: urine, faeces, damp. It was a hellish mixture of smells.”

Stains and worn away walls in the kennels. Pic: Celia Cross Greyhound Trust
Image: Stains and worn away walls in the kennels. Pic: Celia Cross Greyhound Trust
Fly traps covered in flies and dirty kennel walls were photographed by the Trust. Pic: Celia Cross Greyhound Trust
Image: Fly traps covered in flies and dirty kennel walls were photographed by the Trust. Pic: Celia Cross Greyhound Trust

The kennels had been rented by greyhound trainer Tony Taylor, who says he kept 72 dogs at the site. A number of the dogs were still active racing dogs.

Last year, Mr Taylor was given a year’s notice to move on and told Sky News he removed the last of his dogs from Hillside kennels on 28 October this year.

Mr Taylor says he has only seen some of the photos taken by the Trust and believes “quite a few of the pictures are from a block we shut down about three-and-a-half years ago because you couldn’t put a dog in there really”.

Sky News sent Mr Taylor all of the video and photos to look at and verify, but he did not reply.

The trainer says he allowed someone else’s dogs to be kept in the block and a person was left to clean the kennels.

 
Hillside dog Cooper was taken into the care of the Trust in 2016. Pic: Celia Cross Greyhound Trust
Image: Hillside dog Cooper was taken into the care of the Trust in 2016. Pic: Celia Cross Greyhound Trust
Fresh faeces were found in the kennels by the Trust. Pic: Celia Cross Greyhound Trust
Image: Faeces were found in the kennels by the Trust. Pic: Celia Cross Greyhound Trust

In response to claims of smells of urine, faeces and damp, Mr Taylor said: “Normally we kept it fairly clean to be honest with you, but when I left I did leave about nine or 10 dogs to be rehomed.”

Mr Taylor says when he left he did not see any faeces, adding: “I could smell a little bit of pee but it didn’t smell very strong to me.”

Asked what state he would say all the kennels were in when he left: “To be honest with you they did need work.”

Mr Taylor was given a grant of up to £40,000 from the industry regulator the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) but opted to spend the money on his other kennels in Catford, as he knew he would be vacating the Guildford kennels.

Parts of the walls are scratched away or worn down. Pic: Celia Cross Greyhound Trust
Image: Parts of the walls are scratched away or worn down. Pic: Celia Cross Greyhound Trust
Plaster had been rubbed off the walls in one of the kennels in a block used by Mr Taylor. Pic: Celia Cross Greyhound Trust
Image: Plaster had been rubbed off the walls in one of the kennels in a block used by Mr Taylor. Pic: Celia Cross Greyhound Trust

He told Sky News: “It was just impossible to have enough money to do both. The dogs were looked after, they were cared for, they had nice beds. It did need a lick of paint and a few wooden struts need replacing and things like that but I just didn’t have the money to do it.

“It was safe as far as I was concerned… [if a kennel] looked horrible and it didn’t look safe for a dog, I didn’t use it.”

He added: “The welfare of my dogs comes paramount to me or I wouldn’t be doing this. I’ve been doing this all my life. I love the dogs.”

The GBGB said it inspected the kennels and gave guidance on how to improve conditions. It said it monitored the site closely while the kennels were still in use.

Mr Taylor has not faced any disciplinary action from the GBGB.

Jane Thompson was 'overwhelmed' by the smell in Hillside kennels. Pic: Kerry Jordan Whippets Snippets
Image: Jane Thompson was ‘overwhelmed’ by the smell in Hillside kennels. Pic: Kerry Jordan Whippets Snippets
Hillside Kennels. Pic: Celia Cross Greyhound Trust
Image: Hillside Kennels. Pic: Celia Cross Greyhound Trust

Mark Bird, managing director of GBGB, told Sky News: “As the regulator for licensed greyhound racing, we demand the highest standards of welfare from everyone involved in our sport.

“We have very strict guidelines on how dogs should be treated and what conditions they should be housed in.

“We conduct a minimum of two unannounced visits to residential kennels each year and are prepared to take the strongest action when we find that conditions are not up to standard.

 

Link:https://news.sky.com/story/claw-marks-and-faeces-inside-kennel-housing-70-greyhounds-11555707?fbclid=IwAR0X52a1w_GmgkFM11G-zqwSHu0YzqHkoCB6Z0BmeeSbfCmScrJ2hI4JxEc

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Have a beer and help a greyhound! The association  ‘Faccia da Cane” stands with the Macau Greyhounds

Have a beer and help a greyhound! The association ‘Faccia da Cane” stands with the Macau Greyhounds

Have a beer and help a greyhound! Faccia da Cane has produced two very special new beers called ‘Back Grey‘ which are well worth trying – and not just because they’re good!

Purchases will go towards the Save the Macau Greyhounds rehoming campaign, which aims to find a forever home for each of the greyhounds left alive since the closure of the Macau Canidrome.

Purchasing one of these new beers may be the first step in learning about the Macau greyhounds and who knows, perhaps one day deciding to adopt one.

It’s more important than ever in this case to drink responsibly not just to stay healthy, but because purchasing one of these beers is mainly intended as a good deed to help these wonderful dogs.

The beers will be available from December onwards, but can be reserved in advance by writing to Faccia da Cane on: [email protected]

#SaveTheMacauGreyhounds

A propagandist farce

A propagandist farce

The latest ruse dreamed up by the Irish racing industry for the purposes of propaganda has an interesting and almost moving name: ‘Our people, their stories’.

It has been launched by none other than Michael Creed, Irish minister for agriculture, who is also in charge of racing, since greyhounds are classified as agricultural goods. Reading the Irish Greyhound Board page launching the campaign, one almost has the impression that Ireland is full of greyhounds living as pets. Shame that this is not the case – indeed the vast majority of greyhounds are adopted outside of Ireland.

The initiative was launched in Cork at the Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium, the Irish track with the worst record in the first half of this year for track deaths, 7 out of a total of 53 dogs. So an interesting choice…one wonders if the souls of these dead dogs will have been looking on at this charade.

The same article also features a lovely photo of Gerard Dollard, CEO of the Irish Greyhound Board, Bridget Murphy of Friends of Cork Greyhounds, minister Michael Creed and IGB chairman Frank Nyhan. With them are two greyhounds, one of which wears a vest bearing the words ‘Retired, NOT Rescued’.
Nothing new there – the industry is always saying that greyhounds are athletes who retire at the end of their careers, whereas the anti racing movement uses the term ‘rescued’ precisely in order to emphasize the fact that each dog that gets adopted is a survivor, after a lifetime of deprivation and ill treatment. But there IS on reflection something new here, since now at last the industry itself is insisting on this difference in terminology, so from now on we can say without risk of being contradicted that anyone who continues to use the term ‘retired’ is a friend of the industry.

One wonders if the minister has found the time to learn about the dozens of Irish greyhounds exported to Pakistan, regarding which he declared last year:  “There is no record at this point of direct exports [of greyhounds] to Pakistan”

https://www.petlevrieri.it/articoli-denuncia/greyhound-dallirlanda-al-pakistan-sola-andata/

How would these greyhounds be classified by the minister and his friends? Retired? Evaporated? Athletes playing away, but unbeknown to the minister?

It is also interesting that the Irish industry have no problem with associating the names IGB and IRGT with each other, because they know perfectly well that they are basically one and the same. Indeed they are proud to point out that the IGB finances the IRGT (Irish Retired Greyhound Trust), and the minister declares: “I wish to congratulate the IRGT, operated and supported by Bord na gCon”.

There are also some fascinating figures. According to the IRGT, it has rehomed more than 5,300 greyhounds since 2008, but an article in the Limerick Post mentions 4,600 dogs in the last decade, while a post by the IRGT itself also speaks of 4,600 dogs…but in 21 years. So which one is the real number? They also state that between January and February this year they have rehomed 853 greyhounds: a decidedly massive number compared to the past. It would be nice to be able to understand how they reached that figure.

It might seem like an impressive number, but things change once you look a little deeper. If we consider that the average age of a greyhound in Ireland at the end of his career is – according to the industry itself – 48 months, and the IRGT’s data for this year refer to the first 10 months of the year ending October 2018, the figure 5,300 should be correlated to the number of greyhounds born from 2005 to 2014.

As we have no figures for 2005, we will look at the years from 2006 to 2015. During this period, according to the figures given by the Indecon Report and GRAI (Greyhound Rescue Association Ireland) there was a total of 32,841 litters, and with an estimated average of 6 pups per litter (a very conservative number) we reach an estimate of 197,046 greyhounds born.
So the 5,300 dogs saved by the industry represents, rounded up, 2.7% of the total number of dogs born. A ridiculously paltry amount – and we have erred on the side of optimism by assuming in good faith that the 5,300 dogs stated were rehomed over ten years and not in more than twenty.

The same thing goes for financial investments: in the aforementioned Limerick Post article the IRGT states that it has spent 2.76 million euros in the last ten years. This amounts to more than 500 euros per dog which might seem like a large amount, but is still a mere pittance when compared to the 100 million euros the IGB has received from successive governments from 2010 to 2017.

‘Our people, their stories’, a propagandist farce which has little or no actual effect on the fate of Irish greyhounds, who continue to be agricultural goods to be exploited – hardly athletes.

By Massimo Greco

Translated by Isobel Deeley

14.11.2018 – The importance of this new facility is to short the time travel between Macau and HK Airport!

14.11.2018 – The importance of this new facility is to short the time travel between Macau and HK Airport!

 

 

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<14-11-2018>Message from Anima (3)

#SaveTheMacauGreyhounds# Campaign

Tomorrow, if everything goes as expected, we will have three volunteers driving their vans to Hong Kong airport through the new Bridge HK/Macau/Zuhai, taking five of our greyhounds destiny USA!

The importance of this new facility is to short the time travel between Macau and HK Airport!

Up to today the greyhounds were going to HK by boat! For them to take the night plane to Europe or USA they must leave the Canidrome at 5pm one day before, for taking a boat all night to HK! Morning time they arrive HK and are transported to the airport taking almost one hour to arrive and stay in the airport for almost 12 hours before they fly!

Now with the new bridge they leave Macau on the day of the flight at 5pm for instance, arrive HK in just one hour and arrive the airport 10 minutes after arriving HK!

With this procedure we help the greyhounds reducing the risk of that travel and give to them in just few hours a very good air-con environment!

And the cost is also much less!

If you have a license for driving in the bridge and you want to help our Greyhounds please contact Anima and help us!

We need drivers to take as many as possible greyhounds to HK airport! With this facility we do not have airport limitations!

By boat we can only use the airport on Wednesdays and Fridays! And only for five greyhounds each time!

With this facility we can use the airport everyday and almost no limitation on the number of animals!

Please help us to help them if you have such driving permit!

Be our driving volunteer!

Thanks.

Albano Martins
President
Anima

 

 

<14-11-2018>Message from Anima (3)#SaveTheMacauGreyhounds# CampaignTomorrow, if everything goes as expected, we will…

Gepostet von Albano Martins am Mittwoch, 14. November 2018

 

 

Link: https://www.facebook.com/albano.martins.37/posts/1786666751468013

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The album ‘Verso Casa’ (Homeward Bound) by the band Alea Live dedicated to the greyhounds of Macau

The album ‘Verso Casa’ (Homeward Bound) by the band Alea Live dedicated to the greyhounds of Macau

We are very excited to announce that ‘Verso Casa’ (Homeward Bound), the album by the band Alea Live which is dedicated to the greyhounds of Macau, is out now!

This album is specifically dedicated to all the 538 greyhounds saved, of which 120 will be coming to Europe from January 2019 onwards.

📌Our commitment to these dogs is to give each of them A FOREVER HOME.

You can get a copy of the CD for a voluntary donation at all the band’s next live concerts, and also at the next Galgos Adoption Day – 1 dicembre 2018 on 1st December 2018 at the Malerba Agriturismo, where it will be performed live.

🎧Streaming + Download
📲 https://alealive.bandcamp.com/album/verso-casa
Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

So why not enjoy some great music while helping the Macau greyhounds!

Thanks to the band Alea Live Fanpage who have supported the Save the Macau Greyhounds Campaign from the start, and thanks to Alessandra Dresda and Elisabetta Filippini, the heart of the band Alea, our good friends and supporters.

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The new Album “Verso Casa” in out now!
🎧Streaming + Download
📲 https://alealive.bandcamp.com/album/verso-casa
Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
In collaboration with Pet levrieri www.petlevrieri.it
for the world campain #SavetheMacauGreyhounds
📥 Buy Digital Album or Send it as Gift

Buy the album "Verso Casa"

Vorrei ringraziare sentitamente le prime persone che hanno già scaricato l'Album "Verso Casa" (ALEA), contribuendo alla raccolta fondi per la campagna mondiale #SavetheMacauGreyhound. Vorrei ricordare a tutti che gli utili saranno girati all'associazione Pet Levrieri per aiutare i levrieri salvati dall'nferno di Macau. Se ancora non conoscete la triste storia, leggete qui: https://www.petlevrieri.it/save-the-macau-greyhounds/Sosteniamo questa causa dagli esordi, dateci una mano anche semplicemente condividendo più possibile questa iniziativa benefica. Sarà possibile acquistare ad ➡️offerta libera⬅️ il cd (copia fisica) a tutti i nostri prossimi live a partire dal 1 dicembre ore 10,00, in occasione del "Galgos Adoption Day" presso Agriturismo Malerba, dove lo presenteremo live! E' invece già disponibile dal 13 novembre la copia digitale su #BandCamp:‼️ https://alealive.bandcamp.com/album/verso-casa 🎧********************************************************The new Album "Verso Casa" in out now!🎧Streaming + Download📲 https://alealive.bandcamp.com/album/verso-casaIncludes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.In collaboration with Pet levrieri www.petlevrieri.itfor the world campain #SavetheMacauGreyhound📥 Buy Digital Album or Send it as Gift🎁

Gepostet von Alea Live Fanpage am Donnerstag, 15. November 2018