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A Video Contest Giving Greyhounds a Voice

A Video Contest Giving Greyhounds a Voice

 

Dog racing is cruel and inhumane, and should be phased out. While at the racetrack, dogs live a life of nearly endless confinement, suffer serious injuries, and are sometimes killed when they are no longer profitable.

A Life of Confinement

While at the racetrack, dogs are confined in small cages barely large enough for them to stand up or turn around for long hours each day. On average, over one thousand dogs live in warehouse style kennels at each racetrack.

Dogs Suffer Serious Injuries

Thousands of dogs are seriously injured each year at commercial racetracks, including dogs that suffer broken legs, cardiac arrest, spinal cord paralysis and broken necks. Unfortunately, not all of these injuries are reported to the public because some states do not even keep records on the number of dogs injured each year.

Why not educate the public about the cruelty of dog racing with some humor?

Enter your dog in our YouTube video contest. Grab your video camera, ipod or flip cam and let your dog shine. Finalists will be voted on by our supporters and the winners of each category will be featured on our site, promoted on YouTube and receive a beautiful framed greyhound print by Sandy Polinsky. Your dog could be an advocate for promoting the end of dog racing.

Choose one of the categories below and then go ahead, be silly! Let’s show the world how fun greyhounds can be!

Categories

1. My greyhound’s retirement plan.
What is your greyhound’s favorite thing to do now that retirement has come?

2. About dog racing
Show us your greyhound’s opinion of dog racing.

3. I’m good at other things, you know!
What job is your greyhound best suited for?

4. Playtime!
Show us your greyhound with her or his favorite toy.

5. Playtime Two
Show us your greyhound with her or his favorite playmates.

See the rules and enter at GREY2KUSAEDU.org

The GREY2K USA Education Fund is the all-volunteer 501(c)3 sister organization of GREY2K USA. We work to document the cruelty of dog racing and to educate the public about the history and lives of greyhounds. Our goal is to spread the word about these gentle dogs and promote adoption efforts nationwide.

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10:30PM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

P.S....KEEP SIGNING EVERY PETITION YOU CAN FIND AND MAKE MORE VERY LOGICAL, SPECIFICALLY TARGETED ,TO STOP ANY GREYHOUND EXPORTS AND ALL DOG RACING TRACKS!!! Please and thankyou!

10:27PM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

KUDOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8:35PM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

how cute!

8:00PM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

good idea

7:52PM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

Excellent idea!

3:49PM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

racing any animal should be banned

3:42PM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

My parents had one, a rescue, and she was a total sweetie. It should be mandatory for retired dogs to go to rescue.

2:50PM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

I don't have a greyhound, but a few of my neighbors in the past have had rescue dogs. They were the most lovable dogs. All they want is hugs and to be loved and they will give you their whold world.

Any and all sports that use animals should be banned. It is not fair what happens to them.

1:25PM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

Good idea for a contest. Dog and horse racing needs to be abolished. My husband's son and daughter-in-law adopted a retired Greyhound many years ago. He was a couch potato who lived to be 12 years old.

1:11PM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

I think Ruth has a point and she is speaking from her experience but where there is smoke there is fire and not all people do the right thing.If they love to run(some animals do) then as long as theyre treated right I have no problem with it but when the abuse and neglect starts it spreads because humans LOVE money and thats what drives them not what the animals love.I want FAIRNESS FOR ALL!!!!!!!!

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