Monday, July 17, 2006


A horrible story in the news today and over the weekend about a man who is alleged to have killed over 10,000 greyhounds when they reach the end of their working life.

Although I have been to the dogs a couple of times and enjoyed it, there was always in the back of my mind the knowledge that once a greyhound's racing life was over it was unceremoniously dumped. I just didn't realise that it was done so cruelly.

One step that the government can take to prevent this kind of thing happening again is to legislate to ensure that only licensed operator ie Vets or Abbatoirs can legally kill animals and not just anyone with a bolt gun. The National Greyhound Racing Club also has a role to monitor the activities of its members and not allow trainers/owners who use such services to race. Self-regulation must work hand in hand with government regulation.

1 comment:

Lobster Blogster said...

You humans are so cruel. At the bottom of the sea we just swallow things whole.