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  1. carol
    February 3, 2015 @ 11:42 pm

    A government that condones and encourages this sport is irresponsible. When these dogs have been dropped by their owners because they are too old to run, other kind hearted people are left to pick up the pieces and find homes for them. Many remained un-homed, many are illegally killed. Apart from the cruelty involved in this sport, gambling should not be encouraged. It wrecks lives! There are many leisure activities out their that bring out the best in people. Greyhound racing has no positives, not for the dogs, not for the people who lose their hard earned money, whilst lining the pockets of others who have most likely never done a moral days work in their lives and not for communities that would be better served by local governments spending money on housing and family orientated entertainment.

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  2. You Bet They Die
    September 15, 2015 @ 11:04 am

    Greyhound racing is cruel & exploitative – however PETA UK don’t even have a page on their website about it – I asked them nearly 3 years ago to help support the redevelopment of Plough Lane and they ignored me so I can’t help thinking this is PR for PETA not advocating for the greyhounds. Over 1600 greyhounds have been injured in the last 10 years at Wimbledon – 524 never raced again – I bet many were euthanised on economic grounds despite having treatable injuries. Comments about greyhound racing going underground with more cruelty are well meaning but unhelpful – most money is made not at the track but online and in betting shops. And if it were eventually banned, it would be covered by the Animal Welfare Act not the useless 2010 Greyhound Welfare legislation. Sadly many dogs at Wimbledon will end up racing elsewhere but there are several greyhound rescue kennels in the SE so again saying it’s better to keep the track open to stop a mass euthanasia is just scaremongering

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