Say NO to exporting greyhounds to China
Sadly there is not enough time to express our full outrage by the latest greyhound news.
As if it isn't bad enough that these beautiful creatures are bred for the intention of racing in the UK and are effectively disposed of once they are passed their best, they are now facing a FAR worse fate.
Recent leaked news revealed that Chinese officials have had several meetings with the Irish Greyhound board and the meeting was not about animal welfare (as you have no doubt guessed). It was about the very serious intention of sending racing greyhounds over there and to help the Chinese establish greyhound racing as a popular money making sport over there.
Animal lovers are not taking this news lying down thoughand instead they are signing in their thousands in an online petition to express their disgust in the latest news- the aim is to get 10,000 signatures before delivering it to the people that are involved in the decision making. They currently have 7,800, so PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE log on to http://www.thepetitionsite.com/3/say-no-to-greyhound-exports-to-china/. It really is as simple as that - please do your bit. It really matters.
This campaign is being driven forward by 'Greyhound Crusaders' a group which essentially campaigns on their behalf. It also has a very famous face backing its latest mission whole-heartedly. 'Ricky Gervais' has spoken out about this news saying he is 'appalled' he urges everyone to speak out about this by signing the online petition.
In a country where animal welfare is far from on the list, yet alone the list of priorities this is a real worry for these beautiful creatures. The treatment that they will inevitably receive will be unthinkable. It was only last week that 600 dogs were rescued from the back of a truck on the way to the dinner plate. Please show your support. Please sign the petition.
Image source: flickr user Ronnie Macdonald
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