Greyhound racing is on the wane—it's now illegal in more than 42 states. We can eliminate greyhound racing through education, compassion and action.
Greyhounds are at a disadvantage even before they are born. Thousands are bred annually (many more than are needed to race) in an attempt to create the fastest dogs. Cruel methods are often used to dispose of unwanted dogs and the dogs who do survive in the industry are forced to live in cramped crates, pens or fenced enclosures. Many racing dogs suffer injuries while racing; according to state records, a racing greyhound dies every three days on a Florida track. These social creatures are also forced to spend most of their time alone, confined to cages for 20-23 hours a day and denied the opportunity to walk or play.
With only a few tracks remaining, thousands of retired greyhounds will be in search of loving families to support their transition from the track to the couch. For more information on greyhound racing, check out our partners at GREY2K USA Worldwide.