A further 10,000 greyhounds "retire" from racing in Britain every year, at an average age of just 2« years old. This is either because of injury or because they are adjudged to be no longer good enough to continue racing. At least 6,000 of these dogs are put to death, sometimes by extremely cruel methods.
The only way to prevent the massive suffering and deaths of greyhounds caused by the greyhound racing industry is for greyhound racing to be abolished. This has already happened in the USA, where six states have banned greyhound racing since 1993. It is important that people avoid attending or betting on greyhound racing so that it comes to an end through lack of finance and support.
Greyhound Awareness Week is 18-25 May. Greyhound Action are asking animal rights groups and concerned individuals to spend a few days concentrating their efforts on improving the plight of greyhounds. Leaflets, posters and petition forms are all available.
Greyhound Action, PO Box 127, Kidderminster, DY10 3UZ (01562 745778, firstname.lastname@example.org)