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653 weeks ago @ Dog Magazine dot net -... - Greyhound Dumped With ... · 0 replies · +1 points

This disgusting mutilation and killing has repulsed greyhound lovers worldwide but not surprisingly some racing greyhound owners and trainers are desperately defending this incident as a 'one off'

An Australian Greyhound Data Team Member - Sue Burley - has even questioned whether this attack was carried out by a member of a greyhound protection group saying -
'And how do we know the whole thing wasn't staged by the antis, gives them a reason to go out shaking their tins'
http://www.greyhound-data.com/knowledge.php?b=5&a...

You really have to question the balance of the minds of the sick people capable of such a crime but also question the mentality of those who defend the industry with such bitter accusations.

Already this month we have seen a greyhound stabbed in the head and killed with a breadknife in Sunderland - a trussed up body of a greyhound found in a potato sack and drowned in Ireland and now this.

Kevin Stow - If this is your idea of more owners and trainers caring for their greyhounds - then your optimism borders on wild delusion - at the continuing cost of greyhounds lives.

657 weeks ago @ Dog Magazine dot net -... - Depraved Wife Faces Ja... · 0 replies · +1 points

Dan
Please tell me what the difference is between training a child to perform sexual acts and training a dog to perform sexual acts?

657 weeks ago @ Dog Magazine dot net -... - Depraved Wife Faces Ja... · 0 replies · +1 points

How repulsive!
This is further evidence of the link between human and animal abuse.
Ive just read the maximum sentence they can give her is 2 years - I hope she gets the lot!

'I think how we treat our animals reflects how we treat each other, and it’s very important that we have a president who is mindful of the cruelty that is perpetrated on animals' ~ Barack Obama

657 weeks ago @ Dog Magazine dot net -... - Dog Breeding - New Cal... · 0 replies · +1 points

Oh how history repeats itself.

The Associate Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare were forced by ministers to conduct an inquiry into greyhound racing following the Seaham exposure.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6...

To deflect the damning nature of the Parliamentary groups findings - the racing industry commissioned a so called 'indpendent' report - paid for by those who finance and utimately control the greyhound racing - the bookmakers. And of couse the Dogs Trust gave the report a huge 'Welfare' rubber stamp - with Ms Baldwin assisting Lord Donoughue.
http://www.greyhounds-donoughue-report.co.uk/

The closing date for submissions to the Associate Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare's inquiry on the welfare of pedigree dogs was February 1st.
http://www.apgaw.org/news.asp?newsID=34

What do the Kennel Club do as a result?
Iniate their own inquiry with not only the 'Welfare' stamp of the Dogs Trust but with the FINANCIAL backing of the Dogs Trust.

The public should be made aware their donations will be funding a highly profitable industry and a report which no doubt will conclude in the Kennel Club's favour.

657 weeks ago @ Dog Magazine dot net -... - Dog Breeding - New Cal... · 0 replies · +1 points

The Dogs Trust's aims are:-
Dogs Trust is working towards the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy
life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.
To achieve this we aim to rescue, care for and rehome lost, unwanted and
abandoned dogs and work to reduce and, ultimately, see the end of
homeless dogs. We rely on the prevention and cure approach. Our rescue and rehoming
work aims to deal with the immediate needs of abandoned dogs,
preventative measures such as neutering, microchipping, education and
lobbying are used as longer term solutions. Whilst our immediate priority
is the UK, we take the prevention/cure approach to as many countries as
funds allow.

Why are they jointly funding an inquiry into a highly profitable industry, when they recently withdrew subsidies for neutering?

Ms Baldwin assisted Lord Donougue in the Independent Review of Greyhound Racing in Great Britian - paid for by the betting industry.
Less than a year later, the Dogs Trust 'formalised' a relationship with the Greyhound Racing Industry.

658 weeks ago @ Dog Magazine dot net -... - Video Footage Confirms... · 0 replies · +1 points

Brian
I am registered on Greyhound Data - I had to supply a copy of my passport to become verified.
http://www.greyhound-data.com/profile.php?land=&a...
I have nothing to hide but as I have told you - I do not want to discuss any issues on the phone in the event you misunderstand me or misquote me.

Here are your industry's minimum requirements for licensed kennels, which incidentally are listed in the Rules of Racing - a copy of which you should have.
http://www.greytexploitations.com/resources-and-r...
You don't have to be the brightest crayon in the box to see which rules were broken.

I have no idea what - if any - improvements have been made at the kennels but as the video has been out for 3 weeks now, wouldn't you have thought we would have seen some photographic evidence to discredit the video?

I'm sure Rich would have been more than eager to confirm the video as 'absolute nonsense' if he could.
But to date - 3 weeks later - we have no visual defence at all.

659 weeks ago @ Dog Magazine dot net -... - Video Footage Confirms... · 0 replies · +1 points

Brian
Tracey Seymour has much better resources than me to re-home these greyhounds and the RGB - which has had NO website for over a month since the NGRC dissolved - have grants available to help Ms Blanchard.

By choice Ms Blanchard refused help from the RGT and by choice the steward did very little to improve welfare for these dogs.

What have I done to help these dogs ? Very simple - raised awareness of this exploitative industry.

I would dispute I have ruined Ms Blanchard's life or livelihood , however if this factual video has affected her life or livelihood, then she must accept the consequences for breeching the Rules of Racing, breaking environmental and animal welfare law. The racing industry must also accept the consequences for allowing her to do so.

659 weeks ago @ Dog Magazine dot net -... - Video Footage Confirms... · 0 replies · +1 points

Well Di, Rich and Brian, I hope you slept comfortably in your nice warm beds last night whilst Ms Blanchard's dogs were subjected to sleeping in what can only be described as a rotting wooden shed in below freezing temperatures.
I certainly didn't sleep - wondering how cold these greyhounds must have been last night and how many others are kept in the same or even worse conditions.
Your defence of this situation has been pathetic - encouraging the bullying of Hannah with threatening phone calls and justifying these disgusting conditions for fear of handing over a re-homing fee to someone who may or may not be financially driven.
And Brian as usual you have contributed nothing to this debate apart from your usual 'anti' rantings.

Not one of you has shown any compassion or concern for these dogs which can only confirm one thing - like Ms Blanchard and the area steward - you consider the abuse and neglect of these greyhounds perfectly acceptable.

659 weeks ago @ Dog Magazine dot net -... - Video Footage Confirms... · 0 replies · +1 points

Well Di, Rich and Brian, I hope you slept comfortably in your nice warm beds last night whilst Ms Blanchard's dogs were subjected to sleeping in what can only be described as a rotting wooden shed in below freezing temperatures.
I certainly didn't sleep - wondering how cold these greyhounds must have been last night and how many others are kept in the same or even worse conditions.
Your defence of this situation has been pathetic - encouraging the bullying of Hannah with threatening phone calls and justifying these disgusting conditions for fear of handing over a re-homing fee to someone who may or may not be financially driven.
And Brian as usual you have contributed nothing to this debate apart from your usual 'anti' rantings.

Not one of you has shown any compassion or concern for these dogs which can only confirm one thing - like Ms Blanchard and the area steward - you consider the abuse and neglect of these greyhounds perfectly acceptable.

660 weeks ago @ Dog Magazine dot net -... - Video Footage Confirms... · 0 replies · +1 points

Rich
The problem you have with those involved in re-homing is another issue but even if Ms Blanchard has your same cynical attitude towards re-homing groups - in no way does it excuse the disgusting conditions these greyhounds are kept in whilst racing or retired.

Dingy, cold and damp kennels - wet and rotting wood - shredded newspaper for bedding - 5-10 minutes 'exercise' in a muddy patch covered with dog dirt - no contact with other dogs - very little human contact, let alone affection. My god - what an existence for these poor greyhounds and you dare to criticise re-homing groups that work tirelessly to provide a decent and loving home for greyhounds?

I suggest you seriously consider whether your enjoyment of greyhound racing and attitude towards re-homing groups justifies keeping these greyhounds in what amounts to solitary confinement for their entire lives.

I find it quite sinister that you have no issue with greyhounds being raced to death for a monetary prize - such as Corrig Cinders - but yet you question the financial motives of re-homing groups.