End Greyhound Racing in the United States
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Since 2008, more than 1,000 racing greyhounds have died and over 14,000 have suffered injuries — including broken legs, crushed skulls, broken necks, paralysis, seizures, and death by electrocution. And these are just the reported injuries and deaths. The vast majority of the 80,000 greyhounds born into dog racing can't even be accounted for.
Six states still have active greyhound tracks, despite the injuries, deaths, and cruelty surrounding the industry. GREY2K USA Worldwide in conjunction with the ASPCA has released the first comprehensive report on commercial dog racing in the United States, which has found that greyhounds are kept confined in cramped, solitary cages for twenty or more hours each day. They are fed a diet based on cheap, diseased meat, and are routinely deprived of basic veterinary care.
And greyhounds are often dosed with dangerous, illegal drugs — some dogs have even tested positive for cocaine. Every year we allow this inhumane activity to continue, more dogs will endure lives of confinement, suffer injuries, and die while racing.
Greyhound racing is illegal in the vast majority of the country. It's time to put an end to it once and for all. Please sign this petition and demand that the cruel practice of greyhound racing be brought to an end in the six remaining states where racing continues.
- Alabama Governor
- Arkansas Governor
- Florida Governor
- Iowa Governor
- Texas Governor
- West Virginia Governor
A new report has been released documenting the humane and economic problems with commercial greyhound racing in the United States, and I ask that you support an end to this cruelty in your state.
Dog racing is a failing business and gambling dollars have declined by 68% since 2001. Even worse, total revenue returned to host states has declined by over 79% since that time!
But dog racing is more than just a poor business model. This cruel industry costs dogs their very lives. Eighty thousand greyhounds have entered the racing system since 2008 alone, but the national greyhound industry does not even keep track of what happens them. States reported nearly 1,000 deaths and 12,000 injuries, but the ultimate fate of the majority of racing dogs remains a secret. Meanwhile, dogs suffer broken legs, crushed skulls, paralysis, seizure, broken necks and some are even electrocuted – all so that someone can place a $2 bet on them.
Please read the report submitted to you by GREY2K USA Worldwide and the ASPCA and then work to bring a rightful end to dog racing in every state.
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