Friday, August 13, 2010

Thinking........

I know it has been a while since I have wrote on my blog. But so much has been going through my mind lately. So Here I am going to start writ ting on here again.

The first order of business, I met a lady today who has a greyhound she was telling me how she got him. His name is Texaco # (something). He was a dog that was raced at the Southland Greyhound Park in West Memphis AR. This specific breed was breed just for one job only. They breed them and if they think the dog will not be able to race they automatically put them down. So the odds are against them at birth. They only find maybe one dog out of every two litters that they believe they can race. The rest are killed. Then once their racing life is over they drop them off at a shelter where they are more then likely put to sleep. To hear all of this just broke my heart. I cannot believe I didn't know this. I can't believe that we have this going on and no one is doing much to stop this from happening. People are not allowed to breed Pit bulls to fight. So why is it allowed to breed greyhounds only to run then get rid of them. I need to think about this one for a while and figure out what I might be able to do.

2 comments:

Jen Krebs said...

Hi -

I'm the Vice President of GREY2K USA, a national non-profit organization working to end the cruel sport of dog racing.

Please visit our website for more information about dog racing and our efforts, and also feel free to visit my blog, to which I post news and information about dog racing from around the world.

Thank you for your compassion for greyhounds.

Jennifer Krebs

www.GREY2KUSA.org
http://jenkrebs.blogspot.com/

Rachel (Crazy-Is) said...

I know there are lots of Greyhound rescue groups out there and, most likely, some in Memphis. The Humane Society may also have some info.