Petitioning Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Protect Racing Greyhounds in Great Britain

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The Parliamentary Committee reviewing dog racing in Great Britain has responded to your concerns about dog racing and made a bold series of recommendations to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA). While this is wonderful news, the Committee would also allow the industry two years to respond to its recommendations! Please sign our petition to DEFRA now, asking the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs to adopt all of the Committee's recommendations - but without the two year waiting period.

Special thanks to Committee Chairman Neil Parish and Members of Parliament who met with GREY2K USA Worldwide President Christine Dorchak and invited testimony from the League Against Cruel Sports following the release of our joint report calling for immediate change within the dog racing industry.

The Parliamentary Committee has responded by making the following recommendations:

  • Full public disclosure of injury and death reports
  • Full public disclosure of adoption rates
  • Humane standards for racing kennels, with random inspections
  • Universal track maintenance standards
  • Independent verification by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service and local authorities
  • A statutory levy (tax) on gambling companies for greyhound welfare and adoption

The time for action is now!

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