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Activists renew calls to end greyhound racing as 400 die despite lockdowns


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Almost as many racing greyhounds were killed trackside in 2020 as the year before despite there being a third fewer races in Britain due to lockdowns.

More than 400 greyhounds died or were killed last year, 200 of them at racecourses, a slight fall from 207 in 2019. Industry publication the Greyhound Star has reported there were almost 40,000 races last year amid the pandemic, approximately one-third less than the year before.

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain has been on a drive to improve welfare standards and transparency in the sport, with overall reported deaths falling in recent years after almost 1,000 racing greyhounds died or were killed in 2018.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jun/26/activists-renew-calls-to-end-greyhound-racing-as-400-die-despite-lockdowns

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13 minutes ago, Still Waters said:

Almost as many racing greyhounds were killed trackside in 2020 as the year before despite there being a third fewer races in Britain due to lockdowns.

More than 400 greyhounds died or were killed last year, 200 of them at racecourses, a slight fall from 207 in 2019. Industry publication the Greyhound Star has reported there were almost 40,000 races last year amid the pandemic, approximately one-third less than the year before.

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain has been on a drive to improve welfare standards and transparency in the sport, with overall reported deaths falling in recent years after almost 1,000 racing greyhounds died or were killed in 2018.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jun/26/activists-renew-calls-to-end-greyhound-racing-as-400-die-despite-lockdowns

While they want to save 400 greyhounds they also ignore that they are only bred to race, so if there is no racing there are no greyhounds.

So they claim to want to save greyhound lives but are instead arguing for the genocide of the species lol.

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Just now, Cookie Monster said:

While they want to save 400 greyhounds they also ignore that they are only bred to race, so if there is no racing there are no greyhounds.

So they claim to want to save greyhound lives but are instead arguing for the genocide of the species lol.

They're a breed not a species and you can definitely have a greyhound without racing it.

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15 minutes ago, Setton said:

They're a breed not a species and you can definitely have a greyhound without racing it.

I wasn`t aware that most owners of greyhounds keep them as pets?

There will be a significant reduction in their numbers. Then with limited greyhound breeding, hybrids will emerge diluting the greyhound more and more over time until they are all but gone.

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The important thing is that the suffering ends. If that means the greyhound breed dies out(and I very much doubt that it would), so be it.

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On 6/26/2021 at 1:18 PM, Cookie Monster said:

While they want to save 400 greyhounds they also ignore that they are only bred to race, so if there is no racing there are no greyhounds.

So they claim to want to save greyhound lives but are instead arguing for the genocide of the species lol.

Did you know there is a significant movement to ban 'pug' dogs? It is led by vets and dog lovers.

Different dog breeds are not different species. Lol.

Dogs will not die out if unhealthy selective breeding is stopped.

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