Help Push London Greyhound Campaign Over the Finish Line


Last week, greyhound advocates in London won a major victory when a proposal to build affordable housing at the former Walthamstow dog track was approved.  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 to reject the plan, which would give hope to dog racing supporters that the track can be reopened.

Countless dogs have suffered and died at Walthamstow.  Greyhound advocates from all over the world should be grateful that the track is closed, and may soon serve a new purpose in the community.  At the same time, we must all send Mayor Johnson a clear message that dog racing is cruel and inhumane and the track should 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. Please sign this petition by Greyhound Safe, urging Mayor Boris Johnson to not support a reintroduction of dog racing at Walthamstow.  More than 1,500 people have signed this petition in only a few days, but I know we can do better than that.
  2. Please e-mail the mayor directly at and tell him why dog racing is cruel and inhumane.
  3. Finally, please watch this powerful video by Greyteploitations to learn more about why Walthamstow should remain closed.  Then, forward this video on to others.

As a global community, we can have an impact on this important debate.  Please join me in helping 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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Frances Bell
Frances Bell3 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

Veronique C.
Veronique C.3 years ago


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Anthony O'hara
Anthony O'hara3 years ago

Greyhounds must the most abused dogs in the world.

Linda Jarsky
Linda Jarsky3 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

Katherine Wright
Katherine Wright3 years ago

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

Deborah F.
Deborah F.3 years ago

Dog racing should be as illegal as dog fighting.

Tricia Hamilton
Tricia Hamilton3 years ago

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

Carrie Anne Brown

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

Natalia Baul
Natalia Baul3 years ago