GREY2K USA Worldwide: Humane Issues

Throughout the racing industry, greyhounds are subject to standard practices that are cruel and inhumane. These shortcuts are primarily used to reduce costs, and increase the profit margin for each dog. Dogs suffer as a result of this reckless approach of placing profits before animal welfare.

Confinement - a caged greyhound

Confinement

Dogs are confined for 20 to 23 hours each day and barely have enough room to stand up or turn around.

Injuries & Deaths - dogs collide on a track

Injuries & Deaths

At tracks across the world, greyhounds routinely suffer broken legs and other serious injuries.

Drugs in dog racing

Drugs

Many greyhounds test positive for serious drugs, including cocaine. In the U.S. female greyhound are given anabolic steroids to prevent the loss of race days.

4-D meat - Inedible beef given to greyhounds

“4-D” Meat

Dogs are fed meat from downed animals to reduce costs, despite warnings that it is a potential health hazard.

Breeding & Tattooing - puppies bred for the greyhound racing industry

Breeding & Tattooing

Tens of thousands of greyhounds are bred each year worldwide for an industry that is cruel and inhumane.

Cruelty Cases - an injured greyhound is neglected

Cruelty Cases

Hundreds of cases of greyhound cruelty and neglect have been documented worldwide.

Transportation - greyhounds are transported to a dog track

Transportation

Greyhounds are often hauled long distance to commercial tracks, and dogs sometimes die while in transit.

Live Lure training in greyhound racing

Live Lure Training

Dogs are sometimes trained by using barbaric "live lures" like rabbits and possums.

Extreme Weather - greyhounds race in hazardous conditions

Extreme Weather

Greyhounds race year-round at some racetracks, including the hottest days of summer and the coldest days of winter.

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