These Dogs Need a Second Chance
For ten years now, GREY2K USA has been changing the lives of greyhounds in America. That is why it gives me such pleasure to let you know that in the last decade we have successfully worked to stop dog racing at 26 dog tracks all across the country!
Take a closer look at the pictures on this page. The dog below has three bandaged legs.
All of the dogs are muzzled, their eyes shining as the camera hits the darkness of the kennel. When they are finally let out in the sunshine to race, some will suffer injuries like this little girl, and some will even die…
Do you know which track these images came from? Majestic greyhounds confined in small cages, lying down on old fabric or carpet scraps: no toys, no love, just hour after hour behind bars.
Sadly, this is the life of every racing greyhound, at every track, in every state. This is how greyhounds suffer every day.
Together, we can turn their misery into happiness. Together, we can end dog racing and bring these gentle dogs home.
Please support our efforts today. Defeating wealthy racetrack interests is not easy, but with your help, we can do it!
Let me tell you more about the photos you are seeing. They were obtained through an open records request and depict conditions at Arizona’s Tucson Greyhound Park (TGP) in Pima County.
In response to repeated citizen complaints, a County inspector went to the track in 2010 and took these pictures. She interviewed track manager Tom Taylor, who admitted that greyhounds were illegally fed a diet based on raw, diseased meat. The County inspector observed the small, stacked cages and confirmed that some dogs were regularly given steroid injections to keep them racing – all violations of city law. Yet despite these many problems, and the danger to the greyhounds involved, a report was filed but incredibly, no action was taken.
Several months later, our investigators gained access to a TGP kennel and videotaped the same cruel and illegal conditions. We released our footage to the media and filed an official complaint with the mayor of South Tucson, Jennifer Eckstrom.
But just like Pima County, the City looked the other way. Again, no action was taken.
Now we know that the only way to help greyhounds is to end dog racing. Only by shutting down racetracks like TGP will we be able to give the greyhounds the second chance they deserve. Won’t you please help?
We are now preparing for the most aggressive lobbying season ever and intend to redouble our efforts to end dog racing nationwide. If we can succeed, thousands of greyhounds will be free from suffering, and thousands more will never be brought into this cruel industry at all.
Here’s what it will take:
- Professional lobbying teams to represent the greyhounds in each state
- More investigations to expose the truth about dog racing
- Promotion of adoption and rescue efforts
Also, check out our new video campaign to end dog racing and share it with others. Help us let the world know that this cruelty must end.