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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.

Long Odds for the Survival of Greyhound Racing

Dog lovers everywhere should be pleased to learn that greyhound racing – once referred to as the "Sport of Queens" – could be on its way out as a form of gambling and entertainment.

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