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
October 22, 2013
A coalition of 16 animal protection organizations, led by GREY2K USA, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and The Humane Society of the United States, sent a letter to the Florida House and Senate Gaming Committees, calling for passage of two greyhound protection measures.
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.
February 4, 2014
The U.S. Senate gave final approval to the Farm Bill today, and the bill now on its way to President Obama includes two major victories for animal welfare.
January 27, 2014
The Farm Bill conference report released today by the House-Senate conference committee includes two major wins on animal welfare issues, and was applauded by The HSUS and the Humane Society Legislative Fund.
January 27, 2014
Forty one dogs were removed from a Berry, Ala., property after authorities charged four people with 80 counts of animal cruelty. The 24th Circuit Drug Task Force called in The Humane Society of the United States to assist in the rescue and removal the animals.
January 26, 2014
Authorities raided an Andalusia, Ala. property, arrested six suspected cockfighters and seized nine birds. The raid was the result of a joint investigation among several Alabama law enforcement agencies and The Humane Society of the United States.