While in Edinburgh, I met with key lawmakers like Christine Grahame Convener of the Cross Party Group on Animal Welfare and Finlay Carson, Chair of the Rural Affairs Islands and Natural Environment Committee. His committee has taken evidence and will soon be making a recommendation to the full Scottish Parliament on the future of greyhound racing. We particularly discussed our new poll showing that 60% of Scots want to see dog racing end and 75% do not believe it is a worthwhile industry.
My trip actually began with a visit to Thornton Stadium, which is the last operating track in the country. Unlike the commercial tracks found in other parts of the world, this decayed and dilapidated “flapping” track is not regulated. Critically, there is no veterinarian on site and no official humane standards at all. The number of injuries and deaths is unknown.
The good news is that there is a wonderful group called the Scottish Greyhound Sanctuary which is working to ensure that any dogs released from Thornton find good homes. Please make a tax deductible donation to this hardworking group through our Second Chance for Greyhounds fund today. All donations made will be used to help beautiful dogs like Sasha at the Sanctuary.
Christine A. Dorchak, Esq.
Formed in 2001, GREY2K USA Worldwide is the largest greyhound protection organization in the world. As a non-profit entity, we work to pass stronger greyhound protection laws and end the cruelty of dog racing on both national and international levels. We also promote the rescue and adoption of greyhounds across the globe.
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