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greyhound racing, a declining industry.

Greyhound racing


The greyhounds that are still bred for racing spend most of their time in boxes, pens or fenced enclosures without the love of a family. We can eliminate greyhound racing through education, compassion and action.

Greyhounds are disadvantaged even before birth. Thousands are raised annually, many more than those needed for racing, in an attempt to create the fastest dogs. Often cruel methods are used to get rid of unwanted dogs and dogs that survive in the industry are forced to live in overcrowded conditions. These social creatures are forced to spend most of their time alone, confined in cages for 20-23 hours a day and are denied the opportunity to walk or play. Many dogs are injured while running races and are slaughtered.

What's wrong with greyhound racing?

Greyhound racing is cruel and inhumane and no place for them in the modern era.

When they first emerged at end of the XIX century, supporters did not know that hundreds of thousands of dogs would suffer and die.

Since then, our society has evolved and dog racing are not synchronized with the values ​​of society towards animals.

Today, this type of unnecessary and wasteful suffering is rejected as a form of gambling or entertainment. According to government records now available, common injuries in racing include broken necks and backs, dislocations, torn muscles and paralysis. There have also been electrocutions when dogs come into contact with the lure of high-voltage track. Some dogs die on the track while others are euthanized because of the severity of their injuries or simply because of their value decreased as brokers.

Aren't well-groomed greyhounds used for racing??

Racing greyhounds endure lives of confinement, They are subject to standard practices that are cruel and suffer injuries and even death. Greyhounds used for racing are kept in cages, just large enough so they can stop or turn around, until 23 hours per day. Shredded paper or carpet remnants are used as bed.

Does Greyhound Racing Contribute to Dog Overpopulation??

Yes. From the Platform Not the Chase (NAC) estimate that in Spain there are 'left over' annually about 50.000 greyhounds. The racing industry exacerbates an overproduction of dogs, that simply displaces other homeless animals and diverts resources needed to address other animal welfare challenges.

racing greyhound

In the State of Florida (USA), the court will decide whether to vote an amendment to ban racing, declining in the US.

In Argentina, greyhound racing are prohibited. The law prohibits dog racing throughout its territory, any race. Seeks to end a practice that in many cases, according to protectionists, It is accompanied by a cruel treatment to animals. The goal is to sustain economic activity. It does not take into account that the useful life of the animal, raised in extreme conditions, is of 5 years. After that, some try to sell galgueros, often for hunting, where they suffer injuries; otherwise they abandon or kill.

Meanwhile in Portugal, Bill No. 1095/XIII/4th determines the prohibition of the Dog Races best known for greyhound racing. The prohibition extends to the entire national territory, regardless of the race of the dog.

In uruguay, The 20 in December of 2018, The Presidency of the Republic sent to the National Assembly a Draft Law that establishes the prohibition of dog racing throughout the national territory.

In Spain, originally, FEG regulated three modes, Canódromo, Liebre open field and Mechanics, of which currently only the last two exist.

Is greyhound racing inhumane?

Cages greyhounds

Yes. In the United States, thousands of dogs in this industry are kept in enclosures kennels. These enclosures consist of long, narrow buildings with pens for dogs: Dirt tracks where dogs are fenced “removed” and they allowed them to your needs. In these areas, dogs are kept in kennels style warehouse in rows of cages stacked metal.

In the dog tracks of the different states, Greyhounds often suffer serious injuries. Since January 2008 until April 2018, They have documented a total of 15.273 injuries greyhound. The most commonly reported injury was a broken leg. Other injuries included head trauma, Electrocution fractures and back.

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A harness for your dog and peaceful Christmas


Whenever it lurks in December, I have in mind a recommendation that… because of whistles and flutes I never arrive in time to share it, but this time I decided to beat time and here we are.

As you know, approaching Christmas and with them the Fireworks, or to put it another way, the terror begins for our beloved four-legged friends. Is true that there are dogs or you flinch with the Christmas bombings, but it is also true that the vast majority have a hard time.

In my personal experience, each time that reaches the half of November, comes the struggle to leave House, the pull of the dog that in spite of being small (is the Westie illustrating this entry) you have to apply a lot of newtons to move it two centimeters. Yes…, makes you look totally ridiculous.

Ever, taking a walk, suddenly it rang a Christmas Fireworks and see the dog shake like a Reed, pulling for all side as crazy and once to fly out and stay with the collar in your hand, it was the moment when we did without hesitation something that we thought… buy a harness. I assure you that we have all won...

There are many sites where you can buy it, I did it in the online pet shop Zoobio.es, a place with a good ratio quality / price, In addition to selling of all a little.

The harness in these cases it is ideal, in the first place because you take away the fear of choking your pet, There is no danger! The pull force goes to the trunk, which gives you and the animal when you're afraid.
So, just having sat down to share this with all the people who pass by here, today I feel like a fulfilled person… Last year I was late.

I hope my advice is useful to you and that you have a merry Christmas and a good start to the 2017.

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Kitten rescued and adopted by a small Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

A dog breed Shih Tzu rescued a small kitten and became her adoptive mother.

Representatives of a protective of animals in Anderson, South Carolina, they thought the little Shih Tzu's barking was due to her being trapped in a ravine.

It turned out that the dog was there with the intention of protecting a little kitten..

Members of the protective fell by fill and found at the Shih Tzu among tangled branches with thorns. Looking more closely, they realized that the Shih Tzu had a little friend. A kitten that fed on the dog's milk. The scene was endearing.

The dog never wanted to abandon her protégé. Both were taken to the L.A.P.Y refuge. Anderson County (Anderson County PAWS), where it stays together.

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A dog stays beside fellow died despite below-zero temperatures


A heartbreaking video of a faithful dog that watches over a dead companion throughout the night, Despite temperatures of up to -13 degrees.

The sad scenes were captured in the city of Yinchuan in northwest of China, later they noticed that the dog stood firm by the side of his dead companion despite dangerous traffic on a busy road.

Residents placed a stool next to them to prevent vehicles from hitting them. It was the night of the 22 of December, When it is believed that the dog died.

Next, the deceased dog was removed from the road to be buried in a nearby park, While his friend watched to the end.

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Husky abandoned in a pile of trash has a second chance.


Abandoned in a pile of garbage, close to death, It has a second chance and develops a remarkable friendship with a chihuahua

When she was rescued, she was so weak that she didn't have the energy to run away.. Be found with scabies infections, parasites, and malnutrition.

Miley, That's the name of the Husky, has made an amazing recovery and is taking advantage of his new lease on life to help his friend Frankie

Frankie, the chihuahua, was found in a sewer on the verge of drowning and is terrified.

The couple are now inseparable and Frankie is much more sociable after Miley took her under his protection.



Via: dailymail

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The second chance of a stray dog mistreated and abandoned.

Ralph spent his days living in a garbage heap after his former owner neglected him and subjected him to all kinds of abuse before abandoning him..

Despite the aggressive acts towards their rescuers, Ralph ends up revealing his true identity.

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Emotional reunion for a woman and his lost dog talk


Silvina Rueda had lost Pedro, a Mongrel dog's advanced age adopted does 2 and a half years, after he was rescued from a house where he was abandoned to his fate. At that time it was salty, it had an infected wound on its back and its former owners even shot it to death and literally "get it out of the way".

Achieve a so old dog, almost no teeth, recovers, required a huge effort.

For this reason, When does 15 days Silvana returned to her house in Lamadrid 400 and found the gate open I couldn't believe it. Pedro had escaped.

After two weeks of intense searching, a pair of mascoteros found him in the La Carrindanga road, a few meters from the sesquicentennial road bridge, with a leg wound, among other signs that he had not had a very good time.

When he received the call by phone Silvina was to search for it in the car, loaded it and on the way to the veterinary medicine, start an amazing conversation with your friend. It asks what happened and the dog seems to reply to you telling her ordeal and the suffering that had.

Watch the moving video.

Via: labrujula24

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Bitch kept afloat to girl's 4 years and saved his life


Sasha, a German Shepherd Dog, saved the lives of Milena's 4 years.

The incident took place in Cañada de Gómez, in Argentina.

The story of Sasha and Milena already travels the country. Sasha is a German Shepherd bitch. Milena is a girl of 4 years to which your dog saved from death. Everything took place last Sunday in the town of Cañada de Gómez, Iriondo Department, 225 kilometers southwest of this capital.

According to Valeria, Milena Mama, Milena left his house unless the family had noticed it. Thinking he was at a neighbor's House playing, like i used to do several times a day, nobody worried until they began to pass the minutes and parents intranquilizaron is.

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