Greyhound racing is on the wane. But greyhounds still bred for racing face a lifetime mostly behind bars–in crates, pens, or in fenced enclosures without the love of a family. We can eliminate greyhound racing through education, compassion, and action. You can help greyhounds with a few simple actions.
Greyhounds are at a disadvantage even before they are born. Tens of thousands are bred annually—many more than are needed to race—in an attempt to create the fastest dogs.
Greyhound racing is considered inhumane because of the industry's excessive breeding practices, the often cruel methods by which unwanted dogs are destroyed, the conditions in which many dogs are forced to live, and the killing and maiming of bait animals (like rabbits) during training exercises. Luckily, rescue groups have formed across the country to help unwanted greyhounds find homes, and legislation has been enacted to help end racing in some states.
News & Events
April 10, 2013
Florida residents converged on the state capitol Wednesday to lobby for better animal welfare laws. Humane Lobby Day is sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States, GREY2K USA and the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®).
January 17, 2012
Citizens from across Florida participating in Humane Lobby Day will meet with lawmakers at the capitol to urge them to pass SB 382/HB 641, which will remove the state requirement that casinos must offer live greyhound racing, and oppose Section 6 of SB 1184/HB 1021, which would outlaw whistleblowers’ documentation of abuse and illegal activity on factory farms. The Humane Society of the United States, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and GREY2K USA are co-sponsoring Humane Lobby Day.
April 28, 2011
Pennsylvania lawmakers and animal advocates celebrated the launch of House and Senate Animal Protection Caucuses, bipartisan groups of legislators who will work to advance animal protection legislation in the state.
April 12, 2011
Animal advocates from across the state will rally Tuesday at the state capitol in Harrisburg to urge their legislators to enact stronger animal protection laws for 2011Pennsylvania Humane Lobby Day. At the event, citizen advocates will urge their legislators to strengthen laws related to banning pigeon shoots and increasing protections for dogs.
May 21, 2013
The Alabama legislative session ended on a high note for animals as lawmakers sent HB 27, a bill to strengthen the state’s animal cruelty laws, to Gov. Robert Bentley for his signature, receiving praise from The Humane Society of the United States.
May 16, 2013
The U.S. House Committee on Agriculture, in taking up the Farm Bill yesterday, approved an amendment to crackdown on spectators at animal fighting ventures, but also approved a destructive, constitutionally questionable amendment to strip states of their right to protect farm animals and other animals from exploitation and abuse.
April 5, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States honored Delaware County Deputy Prosecutor Joe E. Orick, of Muncie, Ind., with the Prosecutor Recognition Award, for successfully prosecuting Rahsaan A. Johnson for dogfighting-related charges.
January 22, 2013
Statement from State Director for Tennessee, Leighann McCollum, regarding the raid of a large cockfighting operation in Hawkins County