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