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Help Push London Greyhound Campaign Over the Finish Line

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 mayor@london.gov.uk 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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9:56AM PDT on Sep 1, 2012

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

12:58PM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

Signée

12:01AM PDT on Jun 29, 2012

signed

6:15AM PDT on Jun 28, 2012

Greyhounds must the most abused dogs in the world.

9:44PM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

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

5:50AM PDT on Jun 11, 2012

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

11:58AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

Dog racing should be as illegal as dog fighting.

10:33AM PDT on May 29, 2012

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

3:47AM PDT on May 26, 2012

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

5:14AM PDT on May 25, 2012

signed

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