Help Push London Greyhound Campaign Over the Finish Line

 

Last week, greyhound advocates in Londonwon a major victory when a proposal to build affordable housing at the former Walthamstow dog track wasapproved. The approval of this housing plan means the end is finally near for one of the most prominent dog tracks in the United Kingdom.

There is, however, one last chapter in this important debate. Next week,London Mayor Boris Johnson will weigh in on the approved housing application. The Mayor has the power toreject the plan, which would give hope to dog racing supporters that the track can be reopened.

Countless dogs havesuffered and died at Walthamstow. Greyhound advocates from all over the world should be grateful that the track is closed, and may soonserve a new purpose in the community. At the same time, we must all send Mayor Johnson aclear message that dog racing is cruel and inhumane and the trackshould not be reopened.

This fight is critically important to the future of dog racing in Britain, and should be a priority for greyhound advocates all over the world. Please do three things today to help the Walthamstow campaign:

  1. Pleasesign this petition byGreyhound Safe, urging Mayor Boris Johnson to not support a reintroduction of dog racing at Walthamstow. More than 1,500 people havesigned this petition in only a few days, but I know we can do better than that.
  2. Please e-mail the mayor directly atmayor@london.gov.uk and tell him why dog racing is cruel and inhumane.
  3. Finally, please watch thispowerful video byGreyteploitations to learn more about why Walthamstowshould remain closed. Then,forward this video on to others.

As a global community, we can havean impact on this important debate. Please join me inhelping this effort. The greyhounds can’t speak for themselves, and are counting on us to be their voice.

See more at Saving Greys.

 

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84 comments

Frances Bell
Frances Bell4 years ago

Greyhounds are indeed badly abused but whether they're the most abused? - ask street dogs rounded up for food in Asian countries. All dogs are worthy of protection from abuse, street dogs as much as dogs used for "entertainment" in racing

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Veronique C.
Véronique C5 years ago

Signée

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Robin snackers
Robin snackers5 years ago

signed

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Anthony O'hara
Anthony O'hara5 years ago

Greyhounds must the most abused dogs in the world.

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Linda Jarsky
Linda Jarsky5 years ago

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. ---St. Francis of Assisi

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Katherine Wright
Katherine Wright5 years ago

I went to sign this petition and it is closed. I wanted to sign this petition and make my voice heard......................

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Deborah F.
Deborah F5 years ago

Dog racing should be as illegal as dog fighting.

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Tricia Hamilton
Tricia Hamilton5 years ago

You have left these animals over the edge. Shame on you!!!

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Carrie Anne Brown

signed one petition already but the other is closed, thanks for sharing :)

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Natalia Baul
Natalia Baul5 years ago

signed

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