Petition Ban greyhound racing in Wales
In Wales we have one independent greyhound track racing once a week. Since April 2018, Hope Rescue & their rescue partners have taken in almost 200 surplus greyhounds from this track, 40 of which sustained injuries. There are plans for the track to become a Greyhound Board of Great Britain track, racing four times a week, greatly increasing the number of surplus dogs & injuries. Greyhound racing is inherently cruel & greyhounds have little legal protection. It is already banned in 41 US states.
Campaign groups have collated data and evidence of poor welfare within greyhound racing in the U.K.
Alliance Against Greyhound Racing: https://www.aagr.org.uk/category/why-is-greyhound-racing-cruel/
League Against Cruel Sports: https://www.league.org.uk/greyhound-racing
There have also been press articles and undercover investigations in to greyhound racing:
RTE Investigates: Greyhounds Running For Their Lives
Panorama investigates: Doping and rigging bets
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