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Sunday, July 15, 2007

More on Greyhound Killing

Here is yet another article, this time from Wales about the "sport" of Greyhound racing and how the animals are often disposed of like so much garbage.

FIVE ruthless killers in Wales are slaughtering hundreds of healthy racing dogs every year, according to an animal rights group.

Campaigners at Greyhound Rescue Wales say they know the identity of the executioners and have passed their names to the RSPCA, which has pledged to investigate the practise of putting down dogs who are no longer fast enough to compete.

In the big money world of dog racing, bookies annually rake in more than £2bn while the Government’s coffers benefit from more than £70m. But welfare activists say little goes back into caring for dogs, many of whom are retired aged four but have another 10 years of active life .

Here is the website for Greyhound Rescue Wales.

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