We are calling on the Government to introduce legislation to abolish greyhound racing, via a managed shutdown of activities, and ensure the welfare of redundant dogs through a levy on the industry.
In 2019 the Greyhound Board of Great Britain’s (GBGB) data confirmed 4970 injuries & 710 deaths (14 per week).
Thousands of greyhounds are forced to race throughout the day, every day in the UK, for worldwide betting markets. We believe that the welfare of racing greyhounds is not adequately protected by the Animal Welfare Act 2006, the GBGB, or any independent body, and that greyhounds endure unavoidable suffering on tracks that can be dangerously configured, race in extreme weather & can be housed in kennels that have not been independently inspected to gain UKAS accreditation, despite commitments to DEFRA.
**UPDATE** Our petition is now closed, having overtaken the target goal of 100,000 signatures in 6 months by the closing date of 30th April 2021. It has been accepted for a debate in Parliament, for which we are awaiting a date.
**DEBATE DATE SET**
Parliament will debate this petition on 28 March 2022.