C.A.G.E.D North West
IRISH GREYHOUND BOARD - WHERE ARE THE 24 DOGS THAT WERE DESTINED FOR CHINA??
We the undersigned demand to know the whereabouts of the 24 greyhounds that were part of a failed attempt to be sent to China for Macau greyhound track, where no dog comes out alive. Video evidence was gathered from the transport on the A50 Lymm in England on the night of 11th May 2016. The dogs were refused from Heathrow Airport on the 12th May 2016, after being transported a gruelling 12 hours or more by Ross Myles (Elite Canine Transport) Mr William Green and owner Robert Green 'From Eire to London' There is worldwide public concern for these dogs and there has been mass media attention. We await to hear what has happened to these 24 dogs as we have no evidence whatsoever that they are alive or safe. We are gravely concerned that these dogs have been returned to their owner, 'Robert Green' who purchases dogs that are of no value to the UK racing industry, therefore he may once again attempt to send the 24 dogs to China, where their lives will be filled with misery before being inhumanely killed after a short period of time. THE WORLD IS WATCHING BIRMINGHAM GREYHOUND PROTECTION ARE OFFERING ALL 24 DOGS CONCERNED, A SAFE PLACE IN THEIR RESCUE, OF WHERE THEY WILL PAY ALL FEES CONNECTED WITH THE CARE OF THE DOGS. IGB - WE ARE NOT GOING AWAY UNTIL WE KNOW THESE DOGS ARE SAFE!!! PUBLIC UPROAR WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THESE DOGS ARE OFFERED TO A RESCUE GROUP.
QATAR AIRLINES STOP TRANSPORTING GREYHOUNDS TO CHINA
We the undersigned would like to ask Qatar Airlines to kindly consider the suffering of greyhounds transported to China for commercial purposes. Greyhounds are purchased by owners who race dogs at the Canidrome where they suffer the most inhumane death. On the 12th May 2016, 24 greyhounds were transported to Heathrow airport by a greyhound trainer 'Robert Green', and were booked on a flight to Hong Kong via Qatar airlines, after they had been sold to a Chinese owner to race at the Canidrome greyhound stadium. These dogs were transported from Co Tipperary in Ireland and had travelled around 12 hours to reach the airport, where they would have had to endure further travel to reach China. There has been extensive media coverage on this case in both Europe and China and also social media has brought it to the attention of people globally. NO DOG SURVIVES THE CANIDROME!! A dog must be placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd, within the first 3 to 5 races, or will be inhumanely killed by use of a lethal injection. There is no guarantee that some of these dogs may not be sent to the meat trade, where they would suffer a very slow and painful death We are aware that further dogs will be sent to the Canidrome, therefore we are urging Qatar to kindly end all connections with this cruel trade and place an embargo on their flights to prevent transport of dogs to China. Qatar - Please prevent these dogs from suffering a gruesome death and allow your customers to be comfortable in the knowledge that they are travelling with a company that care and value good ethics.
Ban Greyhound Racing
Irish greyhounds 'bred for the racing industry' are being forced to travel thousands of miles to countries where there are no welfare laws. Around 80% of dogs are sent to the UK from Ireland, but many later transported to countries like Pakistan to be used for racing, of where there are no animal welfare laws whatsoever to protect them from suffering and death. Irish, breeders/owners and trainers are also sending dogs to China where death is imminent. There seems to be no limits to what the racing industry are capable of, while disregarding the welfare of these highly sensitive dogs. The Irish and UK government have failed to prevent dogs being transported to countries where animal welfare laws are non-existent, therefore we the undersigned believe that the government and the racing industry have made no effort to protect these dogs. We call for an outright ban on greyhound racing with effect from 2020. A phase out of 4 years to ensure a minimal amount of surplus dogs will remain in 2020. The greyhound racing industry proves to be dependent on cruel practices. BAN IT NOW!!
Close Hall Green Greyhound Stadium
Greyhound Racing is in rapid decline - Why? The mass destruction of Greyhounds is no longer acceptable by society. Continuous exposures within the media have helped to raise awareness of the following problems; "Doping of dogs - Race fixing - Impossible to rehome all the dogs due to the masses bred for racing each year, resulting in the inhumane destruction of young and healthy dogs when they are no longer of racing quality - Dogs being discarded, ear tattoos are sometimes removed to hide identification of owners - Acid poured into ears to disguise tattoos, or ears completely amputated - Dogs are sometimes killed in the most horrific ways" There is little or no enforcement of regulations to protect greyhounds. Greyhound protection groups have massive support networks across the world involving the lobbying of governments to end the mass cruelty of dogs. The recent parliamentary inquiry into the welfare of greyhounds has raised mass publicity within the media and we believe this will have a further negative impact on the greyhound racing industry. In addition to welfare campaigners lobbying the GBGB for transparency, the GTA are are also currently requesting a forensic audit of the GBGB accounts, due to allegations involving corruption within the GBGB, i.e BGRF contributions are claimed to be misused. This has recently resulted in a legal dispute between both parties, with video footage of the director of the GBGB 'namely' John Curran being released on social media due to his inappropriate behaviour, when he was verbally abusive towards a member of the GTA. The Greyhound racing industry is no doubt under considerable pressure at this present time due to lack of morals and transparency. We believe the refusal to release full and accurate injury data to the public is also impacting on the attendance at greyhound tracks. Mass overbreeding of greyhounds means it is impossible to re-home all dogs bred for racing in the UK, posing a serious problem for rescue centres and a high scale of dogs being disposed of when no longer a sustainable commodity. We the undersigned are requesting that the redevelopment of new housing on the Hall Green site is favoured over cruelty. Abbreviations; GBGB - Greyhound Board of Great Britain (Governing body of greyhound racing) GTA (Greyhound Trainers Association) BGRF (British Greyhound Racing Fund) A small percentage of profit made by the gambling establishments is designated to the tracks, primarily for welfare purposes) Caged North West (Campaign against Greyhound Exploitation and Death - North West ) www.cagednw.co.uk
ASK ARGOS TO STOP SUPPORTING THE USE OF ANIMALS FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES.
PLEASE MAKE A COMMENT CLEARLY STATING WHETHER YOU CHOOSE TO BOYCOTT COMPANIES THAT PROMOTE OR CONDONE GREYHOUND RACING. While greyhounds suffer in silence, Argos continues to support the existence of animals being used for entertainment purposes despite the serious welfare concerns that we have recently highlighted to them. The dogs do not have a voice and are solely dependent on individuals such as yourself to help stop the cruel practices that are imposed on them.Greyhound racing is in serious decline which is great news but while it remains legal it will always be dependent on inherent cruelty to make profit. Animal welfare concerns must be taken seriously. It is no joke for the dogs who are exploited on an everyday basis and while this cruel practice is reinforced by certain independent companies, we ask that you make the choice of whether you will boycott all of their services. Many people have contacted Argos with their concerns, yet Argos continues to advertise gift offers for attendance at greyhound racing tracks. Below is a generic email reply that has been sent to concerned members of the public who have contacted them; "Thank you for your email which has been received and read by David Robinson. I have been asked to respond to you on his behalf. As a responsible retailer, we aim to ensure that any products we source through suppliers are compliant with relevant animal welfare regulation. The Activity Superstore, which provides this product, has confirmed that all racecourses involved are fully licensed by the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB). We always welcome customer feedback and will be sharing our customers' views on this product with our supplier. Kindest Regards" Please take the pledge and sign the petition to ask Argos to refrain from continuing with any involvement of the greyhound racing industry, also please politely state whether you will choose to boycott Argos if they continue to condone the use of animals for entertainment purposes where there are serious welfare concerns. Thank you for helping the hounds!!! LETTER TO Argos David Robinson WILL YOU BOYCOTT ARGOS FOR ADVERTISING AND PROMOTING GREYHOUND RACING?
We call on you to end all promotion of the greyhound racing industry by ceasing all sales of promotional offers that involve greyhound racing.
Campaign groups estimate that approximately 10,000 greyhounds go unaccounted for, presumed dead each year in the UK. The greyhound racing industry is self regulated by the Greyhound Board of Great Britain [GBGB]. Campaign Groups believe that the GBGB is non-transparent and proving to seriously fail the welfare of the dogs. The UK is known for its large volume of animal lovers and the general public are becoming increasingly aware of the cruelty involved in forms of entertainment that use animals. We urge all members of the public not to support any company that endorses cruelty to animals by promoting any form of entertainment that uses animals to make profit with little or no concern of welfare issues.
.@DefraGovUK: "BAN THE BOLT" ABOLISH THE USE OF THE CAPTIVE BOLT GUN TO DESTROY GREYHOUNDS IN THE UK.
C.A.G.E.D North West 'Ban the Bolt' Campaign [Petition Supported by Ricky Gervais and Jane Fallon] Each year an estimated 10,000 ex-racing greyhounds are 'unaccounted' for -- puppies that don’t make the grade, dogs that sustain injuries, are pregnant or unable to find homes, most are less than five years old.Many of these dogs are disposed of in the most 'economical' way - by bolt gun. Under existing UK legislation, any person can use a bolt gun to destroy a greyhound, if they are the legal owner. Attempted destruction of greyhounds by bolt has resulted in innocent dogs being left to suffer in agony for hours, before being found and taken to a veterinary surgery to be finally put to sleep by lethal injection.These dogs should at the very least be entitled to a humane death. Destruction of greyhounds should only be performed by use of intravenous euthanasia, administered by qualified veterinary surgeons. Following the controversial use of bolt guns by RSPCA inspectors a few years ago, the RSPCA requested the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) comment on their review of its 2004 euthanasia rules and guidelines. In April 2010 the RCVS announced that use of the captive bolt guns on dogs was inappropriate.Defra have the power to end this cruel practice so we are calling on them to immediately abolish the use of captive bolt guns to destroy greyhounds in the UK.For more information please click on the links below to read about Milton the greyhound and use of bolt gun in destruction. http://www.cagednw.co.uk/ban-the-bolt.html http://www.cagednw.co.uk/greyhound-disposal.html http://www.greytexploitations.com/resources-and-reports/a-license-to-kill http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-396015/The-killing-fieldsof-10-000-greyhounds-old-race.html