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In June 2021, a GREY2K USA investigator caught four adults and a minor engaged in live lure training on a Colorado greyhound breeding farm operated by John E. and Jill Jen Lashmet. The Lashmets are two of the largest and most successful greyhound farmers in the United States. They have been breeding and training dogs for decades, but their cruel practices have never been exposed until now.

As a result of our 2020 surveillance operations, greyhound breeders in Arkansas, Kansas and Iowa lost their licenses. Even more, federal lawmakers filed the US Greyhound Protection Act to outlaw dog racing nationwide and shut down live lure training operations across the country. Our investigations are saving lives and shutting down a terrible industry. Please help with a generous donation to our Live Lure Investigation Fund today. For a gift of $100 or more we will send you a beautiful Greyhound Freedom Wall Clock. Measures 10 in x 10 in.

Greyhound Freedom wall clock
Greyhound Freedom wall clock

What is live lure training?

“Live lure training” also known as “jacking” or “blooding” refers to the use of small animals, commonly rabbits, to excite and enhance a chase instinct in young greyhounds. Typically, screaming animals are dangled before greyhounds, dragged in front of them on ropes, or simple set loose to be attacked. These fragile animals often suffer cruel and miserable deaths.

Live lure training exposed in Colorado


Video footage obtained by GREY2K USA has revealed the dirty little secret of the dog racing industry


GREY2K USA Worldwide was the chief sponsor of Florida's Amendment 13, the successful 2018 ballot question to prohibit dog racing in its oldest and biggest US state. Twelve tracks were ordered to shut down and thousands of greyhounds released for adoption by December 2020.

Then, in October 2019, Southland announced its closure by December 2022, ending dog racing in Arkansas.

Which state will be next? Your gift helps us continue the momentum to free greyhounds everywhere.



GREY2K USA Worldwide is a non-profit 501(c)4 advocacy organization located at 7 Central Street, Arlington, Massachusetts 02476. 100% of donations support our mission to end dog racing, pass greyhound protection laws and promote greyhound adoption. We are grateful for personal and corporate contributions. Because GREY2K USA lobbies for greyhound legislation, contributions are not tax deductible.

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