Dear Future President,
Every year, thousands of young and healthy Greyhound dogs are killed merely because they lack winning potential, were injured while racing or are no longer competitive.
Stacked in warehouse-style kennels for 20 or more hours a day, or are kept outdoors in dirt pens with minimal shelter.
Many dogs suffer from fleas, ticks and internal parasites and are not provided basic veterinary care, human affection, or adequate sustenance.
While Greyhounds may live 13 or more years, they are usually 18 months to 5 years old when they are retired from racing because they are either deemed unfit to race after an injury or no longer fast enough to be profitable. simply killed or returned to breeding facilities to serve as breeding stock.
While this is enough for most states to turn their Greyhound racing tracks still operate in seven states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Texas and West Virginia.
11,722 Greyhound injuries. More than 3,000 dogs have suffered broken legs and other injuries such as crushed skulls, broken backs, paralysis and electrocutions.
- 909 racing Greyhound deaths.
- 2,200 state disciplinary rulings have been issued since 2008.
- More than 80,000 young Greyhounds have entered the racing industry.
27 cases of Greyhound cruelty and neglect. This figure captures the number of dogs who were starved to death, denied veterinary care, or endured poor track kennel conditions. Additionally, 16 racing Greyhounds tested positive for cocaine.