Grey2K Video Exposes Cruelty at Tucson Greyhound Park

Critter News

Grey2K is a greyhound advocacy group. greyhounds tucson arizonaHere is the link to the video showing kennel conditions. They had professional investigators there last summer.

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Alabama Greyhound Track to End Races

Critter News

Chief Operating Officer Lewis Benefield said electronic bingo games subsidized live greyhound racing for many years, and live races are no longer feasible now that bingo is shut down. greyhounds dog racing alabamaExcellent news! From Forbes.com. The financially troubled VictoryLand in Shorter is ending live dog racing, officials said Tuesday.

Finally. Jasmine the Greyhound

Animal Person

In an act of kindness, the police took the dog, which was a Greyhound female, to the nearby Nuneaton Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary, run by a man named Geoff Grewcock and known as a willing haven for Animals abandoned, orphaned or otherwise in need. Jasmine the greyhound showers Bramble the Roe deer with affection and makes sure nothing is matted. “They are inseparable,” says Geoff “Bramble walks between her legs and they keep kissing each other.

Good News for Greyhounds

Animal Person

But one area that continues to provide them is the fight against the use of greyhounds as a source of entertainment (and gambling revenue) by forcing them to race. Tags: Activism Current Affairs Greyhound Matters Florida Gambling Greyhound Racing Massachusetts Michael J. We who want humans to stop using sentient nonhumans have few victories to celebrate.

On "Discarded" Greyhounds

Animal Person

From and article by: Ms T Baker Co-ordinator, www.greytexploitations.com (which has that fabulous Racism=Speciesism=Sexism graphic on its front page) Dougie is the third greyhound in as many months – which we know of – to have been subjected to this kind of attack but sadly, he was the only one to survive. The body of a brindle greyhound was found on a footpath in between Trimdon and Kelloe in County Durham last month, emaciated, with signs of trauma to his chest and both ears cut off.

Chipping Away at Greyhound Racing

Animal Person

In March of 2007 I wrote, " in a horribly-depressing vote of 198-138, New Hampshire's House voted AGAINST a bill that would shut down live racing at its three greyhound race tracks." Thanks to the folks at Grey2KUSA for their tireless efforts for greyhounds. Tags: Activism Current Affairs Economics Ethics Greyhound Matters

Greyhound Racing Officially Ends in Massachusetts

Animal Person

Thanks to Grey2kUSA and the voters of Massachusetts who put an end to live greyhound racing in the Bay State as of last Saturday night! Greyhound racing is a complex topic that sometimes appears to have nothing to do with the dogs and whether we should be racing them. Tags: Activism Current Affairs Ethics Greyhound Matters Here 's more on how it all happened and why this particular situation was unique (i.e., the ban happened while the industry was still operating).

Last Call for Greyhound Calendar Photos

Animal Person

Today at 5pm EST is the deadline for entries for the 14-month calendar "dedicated to the thousands of greyhounds who have been rescued from racetracks nationwide" according to GREY2K USA. Include your greyhound’s name, tattoo numbers, adoption group and history of 150 words or less. Tags: Activism Current Affairs Greyhound Matters

Urgent Appeal for Flex, the Greyhound

Animal Person

Flex is a handsome, neutered male, red fawn greyhound (currently under 60 pounds). Tags: Activism Current Affairs Greyhound Matters Doesn't he look like my boy Charles ? Owen County Friends of Animals (KY) is a non-profit organization that fosters and seeks adoptions for the dogs picked up by their local dog warden. Dogs they can not place in foster care or find adoptive homes for are euthanized after 14 days by county ordinance. Their shelter is full.

From the Animal Rights Action Network re: Greyhounds

Animal Person

Brief commentary follows this e-mail I received regarding greyhounds, animal rights and Ireland. Dear ARAN Members, I remember as a young child throwing stones and sticks at a terrified greyhound that slept in a back shed a few blocks from where I live. Back then I was a young child and never thought any different about greyhounds or indeed any other animal. We're simply asking you for just a couple of hour to help greyhounds in serious trouble right now.

The (Re)Veganizing of the Greyhounds

Animal Person

I have fed Charles Hobson Booger, III and Violet Rays every type of diet from raw (as in, turkey necks and chicken backs) to pre-made raw (comes in patties with greens and bones and supplements in it), to homemade vegan to Evolution to pre-made vegan ingredients to a combo. And most recently, Organix (free-range chicken plus some organic ingredients). Despite Violet's diabetes, she was never the problem.

New Grey2K Video

Animal Person

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Grey2K Looks at Macau Racing Course

Critter News

There is only one greyhound racing course in Asia and that is in Macau which now belongs to China. American organization Grey2K visited it and expressed concerns about treatment of the greyhounds both during their racing careers and once they are over. greyhounds dog racing china macau

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On Dogs and Unconditional Love

Animal Person

No playing with little white dogs, which isn't uncommon for greyhounds. He was 85 pounds (large for a greyhound), very muscular (odd for a greyhound) and spectacularly gorgeous, with Pharaoh Hound-like ears. Far more than a diabetic greyhound. No greyhounds were forced to race in the above photo. Greyhound Matters Language

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To My Friends at Thanksgiving

Animal Person

There will be no greyhound corpse on our table, no turkey corpse and no pig corpse. And I want Baby Sky to grow up in a home where there is just as much respect for chickens and calves and fishes as there is for greyhounds and cats and people. Tags: Activism Current Affairs Ethics Food and Drink Greyhound Matters Language Thanksgiving veganism

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Animal Person on Animal Voices

Animal Person

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Happy 12th Birthday Violet Rays!

Animal Person

The life expectancy of greyhounds is 12-15 years. Greyhound MattersThere she is. my girl. She has beaten the odds and made it another year. If they've raced, you subtract a year for each year of racing. Violet Rays was a very successful competitor and the offspring of a Hall of Famer, and she made someone a lot of money, winning race after race for the two years she was hauled between Oregon and South Florida.

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The Animals We Use

Animal Person

Activism Ethics Food and Drink Greyhound Matters Language ScienceAfter failing miserably at a long pamphlet in 2007, I decided to shorten it by 50% and focus on a different audience: people who use animals. I think part of the original work's problem was that it was too ambitious--not to mention expensive to produce--and everything suffered.

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On Taxes, Veganism and "Pets"

Animal Person

Someone wrote me and, though the person clearly was trolling to insult someone, s/he accused me of not being a vegan because of greyhounds Violet Rays and Charles Hobson Booger, III (no mention of Emily, which made me feel terribly neglectful). Tags: Activism Current Affairs Ethics Greyhound Matters Language Because I'm a highly-social, party-loving gal who loves to get gussied up and enjoy an all-nighter on New Year's Eve, I. did my taxes yesterday.

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Is Charles with Lars Axl Fokker?

Animal Person

I'd love to think that I'll encounter a greyhound in a couple of years who will have a familiar look in his eye and I'll adopt him and care for him until the day he dies, as I did with Charles. Tags: Current Affairs Gray Matters Greyhound Matters Charles died a week ago today, and if you haven't seen Deb's tribute , it's a must-see and we're very grateful and humbled by her post as well as all of the e-mails and cards and calls we've received.

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On THE DOG WHO COULDN'T STOP LOVING

Animal Person

And I received confirmation of something I've known since 2004, when we adopted retired racing greyhound, Violet Rays: That there's sort of a critical period for dog-behavior acquisition, and if it's missed, the dog isn't likely to mature into the type of loving being whose behavior we've come to associate with "pet" dogs. Tags: Books Current Affairs Greyhound Matters Language " Jeffrey Masson "The Dog Who Couldn't Stop Loving animal rights dogs service dogs

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An Animal Rights-Protection-Abolitionist Organization

Animal Person

I've always thought of horse-drawn carriages the way I think about greyhound racing or fur: Most people are against them, so why are they still around? Greyhound racing is dying, for sure, but not because people are necessarily against it. Tags: Activism Current Affairs Ethics Greyhound Matters Language It's dying because of low attendance at a venue that's relatively expensive to maintain.

Update on Charles, Violet Rays & Emily

Animal Person

This is my darling 83-pound red fawn greyhound, Charles Hobson Booger, III who has been lame for about a year. He has taken to ripping up any paper in sight and lunging at every dog except his greyhound friends on our walks. Tags: Current Affairs Greyhound Matters Click on the photo for a much better version.)

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Creature Update

Animal Person

Greyhound skin is very thin. The greyhound people tell you that, not to mention it's pretty obvious. Tags: Current Affairs Greyhound Matters As many of you know, 2009 was chock full of creature-related drama for me. From the feral cats of Project Treadstone to Charles' back surgery to problems with Violet's Vetsulin (insulin for dogs), we had more than our share of issues.

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ALF Activists Burn Down Dog Racing Clubhouse in Sweden

Critter News

ALF activists in Sweden burned down a greyhound racing clubhouse in Sweden. They took a picture of it burning too.

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Charles Comes Home!

Animal Person

Fortunately, greyhounds Ivy, TK and Baby just moved back into town so he'll have some friends to lounge around with in a couple of weeks when he's permitted more movement. Tags: Current Affairs Greyhound Matters I've been a bit preoccupied with a couple of stranger-than-fiction situations that recently caused me to tweet "Sometimes I wish there were a god so I'd have someone to blame." But alas.

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Charles Emerges Victorious!

Animal Person

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Smattering Sunday

Animal Person

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On the Vetsulin "Recall"

Animal Person

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1001 Journals-Rescue Dogs

Animal Person

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On Birthdays, Cranes and the FDA

Animal Person

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On Flourless Cakes and Injuries

Animal Person

Frankly it all began when his pinky nail was removed, and my husband thinks perhaps a nerve was damaged or the pinky nail on a greyhound is far more important to balance and gait than you might think. Tags: Ethics Food and Drink Greyhound Matters This, dear readers, is my new obsession. Though I have never had an issue with gluten, I have decided to lower my intake of it as an experiment, just to see if I feel any kind of difference.

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On Conditional Love

Animal Person

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Sowing the Seeds of Veganism

Animal Person

I call my greyhounds sneaky activism opportunities. Here are a handful of conversations I've had over the past few months, with people who stop me to say whatever they need to say about greyhound racing (most people can't wait to tell you their opinion): Greyhound racing should be banned (and why). Parlay greyhounds aren't for entertainment to they're not for eating to chickens aren't for eating either (this one takes a couple of minutes + a willing receiver).

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Great Question About Obama Pup

Animal Person

This is why I didn't campaign for a greyhound--it raises their profile. Not to mention the White House is not exactly the optimal environment for a greyhound.) Here's a great question I received via direct message on Twitter ( www.twitter.com/mary_martin ): "Do you think that even if Obama had adopted a shelter dog-it still may have caused a run on breeders? Would it matter?"

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Irish Senator Complains of Animal Welfare "Cabal"

Critter News

Fine Gael and rural Fianna Fáil backbenchers have called for greyhound breeders to be exempt because the industry is already regulated by existing legislation. This complaint is the result of proposed legislation to ban puppy mills in Ireland. Legislators are being contacted by people around the world to support the legislation. They are blaming the dastardly Green Party whose leader proposed the legislation.

Charles Hobson Booger, III 6/3/03-10/15/10

Animal Person

Narcotic reactions aren't common, Tramadol reactions aren't common, and greyhounds aren't known for their adverse reactions to Tramadol. . My boyfriend. That's what I called him. Loverboy, Charles, Charlesez, Gorgeous. My husband called him Charlie. He's no longer with us, and our hearts ache. . Charles' death was sudden, tragic and avoidable.

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Animal Research Booming in State of Victoria

Critter News

Animals for research purposes are coming from municipal shelters, breeders and the greyhound trade. Unwanted farm dogs are another source. From the Herald Sun. In 2007, 394 dogs died during procedures for canine and human research. The fate of many others remains unclear. None of the animal shelters contacted by the Herald Sun have come across ex-research dogs in need of a home. RSPCA state president Dr Hugh Wirth slammed municipal pounds for being involved in the research trade.

On Bad Presidential Puppy Decisions

Animal Person

But I didn't campaign for a presidential greyhound for exactly the same reason Obama's decision was disappointing: it glorifies pure breed dogs. They can say that the puppy was needing to be re-homed, therefore it's like adopting from a rescue group. And I bet my net worth, which isn't what I'd like it to be, but still, that the demand for Portugese water dogs like Bo will increase as a result of this bad decision.

Updates and Corrections

Animal Person

An update that of course thrills me is that Jamaica has decided to not grant permission for the introduction of greyhound racing (read the l etter from Bruce Golding, Jamaica's Prime Minister--it's only two sentence long, but it does the job). First, Little Black and Big Tom , one more time. . Big Tom was the guest most anxious to leave my humble abode and was returned this morning, to a ghost town of a colony, with few cats in sight.

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On Talking With Veterinarians About Vegan Food

Animal Person

Violet the diabetic greyhound does very well as a vegan as her recent blood work demonstrated. Charles the lame greyhound doesn't process grains well at all. We have a request, and it's an issue I've written about a handful of times but never had this particular question answered by readers: How do you talk with your vet--who is against feeding your dog vegan food--about your choice to do so? What do you say?

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On Food for the Soul

Animal Person

Food for my soul does not involve grilled greyhound any more than it involves grilled chicken. The New York Times ' Nicholas D. Kristof frustrates me. His passion and compassion for humans is immense, but he appears to have some kind of mental block with nonhuman animals. He comes so close to grasping the concept of justice based on sentience, but his thinking is all muddled by tradition and culture.

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On Helping Individuals and Utilitarianism

Animal Person

And when it comes to doing the math regarding the way I help individuals, though I never regret the decision to help, I understand that some might say, for instance, that for the amount of money I spent on Violet in one year (I think $15,000 was her most expensive year), I could have paid for the surgeries for several broken-leg greyhounds. I'm not a utilitarian.

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