Four years ago, a litter of 1-week old greyhounds were found in plastic bags, thrown in the trashcan, left to die. This is because it was unclear who the father was, so they were invalid to race at the greyhound racetracks. Luckily these innocent dogs were found. One of them has grown up to be my loyal companion, Zuko.
At the greyhound racetracks across America, greyhounds are raced like horses while people make bets on the winners. But as soon as one dog gets old, injured, or slow, they are killed and replaced by a dog more fit to race.
The greyhound racers breed tens of thousands of greyhounds, hoping to find a fast dog. If the dogs aren't fast, they are killed and replaced by a batch of newly bred dogs. Throughout their whole life, the greyhounds are kept in small crates, isolated from the world. There are many adoption companies who take in some of the greyhounds. But the amount of greyhounds killed outnumbers the ones adopted. These greyhounds are treated with disgust, and we must make a change.
Please sign this petition in order to vote against greyhound racing and cruelty.
Read more about greyhound racing cruelty at http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/greyhound_racing/facts/greyhound_racing_facts.html#Who_oversees_the_racing_industry_Arent_t