Originally Posted by Discodog
So who do you think is responsible for the 10,000 dead Greyhounds found on a farm in England ?. Or the thousands that turn up in Irish rescues in an appalling state ?. Or my own Greyhound who I found battered, bruised & starving on the streets of Galway.
As a "Greyhound man" please tell us what happens to all the puppies that are born every year that are not good enough to race ?. The "Industry" admits that thousands are born every year but only a small percentage become good racers so where are the rest ?. We should be seeing them everywhere as common pets but we don't, so where are they ?.
You may believe no Hares are harmed. There are several videos of youtube that show the opposite including a very recent one. If I took you & got a couple of muzzled Tigers to chase you (with boots on their paws !) you might survive but what would it feel like ?. The Hare's nervous system works just like yours.
I thoughout that the debate was actually about Ireland i didnt think England was taken into account!!! Am I right?? May I ask what you define as appalling state, and no i am not being smart.
As my last post said I did not say all greyhound owners/trainer are bad, but like anywhere or anything you dont get 1 or 2 that dont do it by the book, like puppy farmers!
And as for your "greyhound man" (i included women too, not being sexest) that were in brackets, there are puupies born every year. The one's that i see are all vaccinated, wormed, flea treatments given etc from pups on. If they are not racers quite alot i have seen are actually rehomed in italy, sweden and some are left with the rehoming shelters. In fairness there are some people that can get a greyhound and the dog falls into the wrong hands ( i am not refairing to greyhound men/women ), this is when they are treated badly and home jobs are done, i.e. stitching etc. The reason we dont see them as common companion animals is becasue the public have a bad proception of this breed, in my opinion and through seeing them in family homes etc they are relaxed, couch potatoes whom love to sleep alot.
With regards to hares being injured, i have looked up you tube and seen alot of video many of which are not recent, i did see one recent one of the hare in a pen, however it didnt show where the pen was!!! Was it at a couring meeting at all, and once again i am not being smart, its just that it could have been filmed else where.
Many people will say that this a tradition, (not me saying that) and that it has been going on for centuries!!!