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.

On "Discarded" Greyhounds

Animal Person

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. Tags: Activism Current Affairs Ethics Greyhound Matters

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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.

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.

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.

Greyhound Racing to End in Rhode Island

Animal Person

And check out Sins of Omission Radio on Monday, August 3, at 9pm EST for "Unseen Costs of Greyhound Racing." Tags: Activism Current Affairs Ethics Greyhound Matters

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

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

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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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.

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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. Greyhound Matters Language

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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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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

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On THE DOG WHO COULDN'T STOP LOVING

Animal Person

The fact that if puppies don't get enough love when they are young means they aren't likely to grow into dogs like Benjy explains a lot about greyhounds who are bred, trained and forced to race.

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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

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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.

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

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Charles Emerges Victorious!

Animal Person

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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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Smattering Sunday

Animal Person

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On the Vetsulin "Recall"

Animal Person

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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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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.

Dogs as Smart as 2-yr-old Kids

Animal Person

When I saw the Live Science article about dogs being as smart as 2-year-old kids I knew that if there were any talk of ranking, my beloved greyhounds would be at the less-desirable end of the list (not from personal experience, but from reputation), and I also knew that there would be a whiff of speciesism. Tags: Current Affairs Ethics Greyhound Matters Language

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.

1001 Journals-Rescue Dogs

Animal Person

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On Conditional Love

Animal Person

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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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On Stanley and Family Commitments

Animal Person

but a friend who volunteers for a rescue group told me of a greyhound event around the corner from my house. If Violet can be said to love anyone, it's other greyhounds. There were 15 greyhounds in the small pet food store, and Violet and Stanley were equally uninterested in the event.

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On Nonhuman Animals and Human Babies

Animal Person

I chose a cow for Sky's first stuffed animal, and I hope that she will grow up to honor and respect the lives of cows the same way she will honor and respect the lives of greyhounds. Surprise!

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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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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.

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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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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).

On Helping Individuals and Utilitarianism

Animal Person

I'm not a utilitarian.

Diabetes and Vetsulin Recap

Animal Person

I somehow became the non-vet, go-to person regarding dogs and diabetes, I suppose due to my frequent blogging about Violet Rays (left), my greyhound who has been through diabetes, blindness (then cataract replacement), glaucoma and retina detachment.

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On Ducks and Geese

Animal Person

Now I have the drama of the feral cats and of course the greyhounds. This is Girlie Girl. Not to be confused with Little Girl, of course.

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