Saturday, 7 May 2011

Greyhound Awareness Week May 21st - 29th

Please try to take part!

Greyhound Awareness Week gives an opportunity for all those concerned about the plight of greyhounds to educate the public about the mass slaughter of dogs caused by the greyhound racing industry.

With a large enough boycott by ordinary people, the industry can be brought to its knees and the suffering and untimely death of thousands of greyhounds prevented.

Street stalls, demos outside greyhound tracks, betting shop pickets and other events will be taking place throughout the country. Anyone who would like to organise or take part in an event in their local area, please contact Action for Greyhounds ( or 01603 469864) for leaflets, posters, petition forms etc.

It would also help greatly if all of our supporters/sympathisers could write letters to their local papers about Greyhound Awareness Week. Below is a sample letter you can send, or if you so wish, you can compose your own.


May 21st - 29th is Greyhound Awareness Week, when events are held across the UK to draw public attention to the plight of greyhounds.

According to international greyhound protection organisation Action for Greyhounds, over 10,000 greyhounds, bred for the British racing industry, are "put down" every year, after failing to make the grade as racers or when their "careers" on the tracks come to an end.

An RSPCA report on greyhound racing has stated that "at least 20 greyhounds a day - either puppies which do not make the track, or 'retired' dogs aged three or four - simply 'disappear', presumed killed".

In addition, a large number of greyhounds sustain serious, sometimes fatal, injuries whilst racing, due to the dangerous nature of the tracks.

Members of the public can help put an end to this horrific situation by not attending dog tracks or betting on greyhound racing, so this appalling industry fades away through lack of financial support.

For more information, please visit the Action for Greyhounds website at

Yours sincerely,

Telephone number (many newspapers require this in addition to your name and address, but it doesn't get published)