Does the idea of adopting a retired racing greyhound sound like heaven to you? Greyhound racing is still a reality in many places in the U.S. and around the world and former racing greyhounds certainly need—and deserve—loving forever homes. If adopting isn’t in the cards for you right now, you can still be a champion for these beautiful dogs…here’s how!
GREY2K USA Worldwide is a non-profit greyhound advocacy and protection organization based in Massachusetts. Its mission is to end the sport of dog racing, pass greyhound protection legislation, and promote the adoption of greyhounds. How prevalent is dog racing? There are currently 5 U.S. states with active dog tracks. Worldwide, there are 8 countries where commercial dog racing still exists. Greyhound racing has many troubling practices, such as confined living and transportation conditions, injuries, drugs (including cocaine), large scale breeding, and the use of live lures (like rabbits) for training.
What can concerned animal lovers do to help greyhounds? Besides adoption, you can also take many other important actions to stand up for these dogs. Here are a few ideas from GREY2K USA Worldwide—be sure to check out their very informative “Take Action” website section for the full story on each action item:
- Link to GREY2K USA Worldwide on your website and social media.
- Contact the governors of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, and West Virginia and tell them to end dog racing in their states.
- Contact member of the assemblies in the above states to tell them you think dog racing should be illegal.
- Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper.
- Join other animal lovers and attend a rally outside of an operating dog track.
- Sign online petitions that address greyhound issues.
- Order a beautiful 2017 greyhound calendar to help dogs in need.
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