Archive for February, 2016

BRITISH MPS AND MEDIA CONDEMN THE RACING INDUSTRY OVER GREYHOUND DEATHS

Much media attention on the situation of racing greyhounds has been generated with the release of the Greyhound Welfare Report by the Commons Parliamentary Committee for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA), including 2 articles by the Sunday Times. At last, Parliament acknowledges that the responsibility for the welfare of greyhounds lies  firmly with the […]

Hoppy Kercheval: Dog racing heads to the finish(ed) line –

Saturday, February 13, 2016 Hoppy Kercheval: Dog racing heads to the finish(ed) line West Virginia’s greyhound racing industry may be on its last legs. The state Senate will be taking up a bill by Senator Chris Walters, R-Putnam, to take away the subsidies that are distributed to greyhound breeders and […]

THE BAD CONSCIENCE OF PRO RACERS

Those who read the pro racers’ comments in defence of the industry on social media without knowing anything about it, get catapulted into an imaginary world where greyhounds appear to be loved and respected. The pro racers’ distortion of the truth is as obvious as it is grotesque: it’s hard […]