How is a redundant greyhound recorded? What is wrong with the process?

  • A paper form recording retention, transfer of ownership, homing or death of a greyhound is used by the racing owner to inform the GBGB about a redundant racing dog.
  • The form allows healthy dogs to be killed: on “economic grounds”; if “unsuitable” for homing or no home found.  The form asks if the dog was destroyed by a vet and, if not, for an explanation of the circumstances.
  • There are no published uniform behavioural standards supporting decisions about unsuitability for homing.
  • The form is too weak in welfare terms.  It reveals a comfort with permitted killing of healthy dogs within a multi-million pound gambling industry.

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