THE MOST ABUSED DOGS OF OUR TIME
“The greyhound industry consistently puts profits before animal welfare.”
There are no many dogs that can compete with the running skill of the greyhounds. They are almost like a cheetah in dog’s universe and that is the main reason that those lovely, intelligent dogs are abused for greed of humans. Their ability to achieve the amazing speed turned them into victims of black markets of chasing for dollars and illegal entertainment. We are opening here the scary chapter of dog racing which is one of the deadliest activity for the participants. Just to remind that dog racing itself means constant abuse of poor animals that are picked up to race and their hard life that ends up with miserable death. In spite of animal welfare actions and global animal rights movements, the sadistic dog racing is still a source of dirty money in Europe, Australia and America to this day.
The black destiny of greyhound dogs starts with the day one, since they are kept in cages for most of their day, fed with low-quality food and they do not get any kind of compassion or love. If we get into the maling side of dog racing, some of those dogs are beaten by so called owners and disciplined with pain lessons. It is nothing for those people to kill greyhound and take a new one, like the old has never existed, forgotten and gone in dust.
The filthy owners see a financial opportunity in their racing dogs and they do not want to invest more money than they have to. They want to get a profit and not to lose it. For them, the dog is just a pion, simply object for obtaining a lots of money, pretending they are loving dogs and their sporty nature. Those dogs are experiencing the suffering, torture and darkness during their active life. At the moment of their failure, they are lost and abounded, if not even killed, without a single chance for life after retirement. The whole world is now united to stop this barbarian tradition and extreme cruel sport and to trace abusers, processing them through the legal channels. During the 2018 US Midterms, Florida citizens voted to ban dog racing and racktracks are required to put their runs by December 31, 2020.
According to writing of The Ranker, the horrible sector of dog racing is full of misuse of dogs and their injurement:” Even if a dog is not abused off the track, some of the biggest dangers happen on the track. Greyhound racing is inherently dangerous for the animal, based on how the sport is set up. All the dogs race without lanes and in difficult conditions including mud, rain and extreme heat. They can be electrocuted if they try to bite some of the track equipment. With all this happening, not just a few, but hundreds of dogs suffer injuries and even death in front of spectators each year. In the United States, between 2008 and 2015, more than 3,000 dogs suffered injuries such as broken legs, crushed skulls, broken spines, paralysis, and even electrocution. In Australia, where greyhound racing is still popular, these statistics are even worse. In New South Wales alone, there are more than 2,000 racing greyhound injuries on the track per year, and more than 150 deaths. On the continent overall, four to five racing dogs die on the track each week. The races themselves are just set up in a way that is seriously dangerous to the dogs.”
The borders of lunacy are oft crossed by immoral owners that even give drugs (anabolic steroids and cocaine) to their dogs, stimulating them to achieve the better results in racing and, therefor, more money in the pocket of the abuser. Those people build a real mafia behind the dog racing and their calculation is always one step forward, attacking the dog and common sense. In Australia has been very bad in the last time with the chemical stimulation of the dog participating in the race, but it seems that state is trying to control the inferno, threatening to punish owners and trainers, who misuse dogs with chemical additives.
Like it is not enough, the long list of dog’s suffering is including the medical experiments on the greyhounds. What does it mean? Some dogs that are ready to be retired or puppy that are not enough fit are being sold to the institutions that are known for a horrific animal testing. This practice is especially extreme in Australia, where the University of Melbourne buys ex-racing greyhounds for dental experiments. The animals are being killed and their jaws are being used for a research studies. Based on the statistics, almost 6.000 dogs are used for testing in Australia each year and this seems to be continued.
If we compare their life and their death, it looks like that poor creatures have never really lived. Born to be kept in tiny cages, exploited to run with no mercy, fed with diseased meat and left alone to die with broken legs, the greyhounds are the innocent victims of the human greed and appetite for profits. The legal regulation of the dog racing is, unfortunately, poor in the most developed countries that are known to be high in animal rights.
Those dogs can achieve the speed up to 45 milers per hour and they are the fastest dog in the world, very fit and aerodynamic. There are studies that claim that the greyhounds can be faster than horses. Their training start very early when they are only 8 weeks old. They are getting into the racing machine and they are out when they are dead or being injured. The good thing is that dog racing is loosing its popularity due to the permanent efforts of animal right fighters that promote the truth about greyhounds and their real life behind the racing scene. In America, Australia and Europe, it is still a legal sport but there are indications that very soon will be abounded as source of gambling and earning, like many abounded greyhounds dogs for all these years back.
The dog shelters are trying to provide the good home to the retired greyhounds but they cant find so many available families as there are misused dogs, waiting for their happy home.It is a great act to adopt this dog since they are very loyal, disciplined and calm. They are ideal for people without tensions that are able to enjoy the small fitness every day. The greyhounds can be integrated and they can tolerate another pets but they are naturally chasers and when they run free, they will not hesitate to chase available tiny animals. Beside it, they are independent thinkers and they have to learn to accept the ruler or they will challenge the authority.
The shameful dog racing should be stopped as the act against animal safety and welfare. In the modern and progressed ages, the abuse of animals must be condemned and strongly punished. The states have to give serious efforts to control the underground and parallel actions that abuse innocent animals and turn them into object of money greed. The greyhounds have to be traced and protected and when they are abounded, we have try all what is possible to comfort them and provide them home full of love. At the end of the day, they didn’t chose their life the way it is. The evil humans have shown them that there is no life before death.
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