My Greyhound Used to Live in a Cage

My Greyhound Used to Live in a Cage

From Christine Dorchak

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almost 6 years ago

The greyhounds want to thank you for supporting GREY2K USA's efforts to end the cruelty of dog racing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9aACX-VIHo Does your greyhound roo?

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Do your friends know that your greyhound used to live in a cage for 20 or more hours a day?

Please help us spread the word about the cruelty of dog racing and ask your friends and family to help GREY2K USA protect greyhounds.

  1. Become a fundraiser - Click 'fundraise for this campaign' on the bottom right of this page. Upload a picture of your greyhound, tell his or her story and set a goal
  2. Share with your friends and family on social media outlets or by email
  3. Encourage others to do the same and let's expose this cruel industry

Include the facts about racetrack confinement below:

Racing greyhounds endure lives of terrible confinement. They live inside warehouse-style kennels in rows of stacked cages that are barely large enough for them to stand up or turn around. They are confined for long hours each day, with shredded paper or carpet remnants as bedding.

According to industry statements, greyhounds are kept in their cages for 20 or more hours per day. They are confined perpetually with two exceptions:

1. A few times per month, greyhounds are removed from their cages and taken to a racetrack, where they compete.

2. A few times per day, greyhounds are “turned out” in a large group and allowed to relieve themselves. These turn-outs account for a total cumulative period of three to five hours per day

Cages are barely large enough for dogs to stand up or turn around. The standard minimum size for dog track cages is 32 inches high, by 31 inches wide, by 42 inches deep, with some slightly larger.

They are produced by commercial companies that specialize in racetrack cages, such as G&T Crates.

According to the American Greyhound Council, greyhounds stand between 23 inches and 30 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh between 50 and 85 pounds.5 Using these dimensions provided by the industry, large greyhounds cannot stand fully erect in racetrack cages.

See more at GREY2KUSA.org

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Christine Dorchak posted a new update:
almost 6 years ago

Thank Roo for Helping Greyhounds

The greyhounds want to thank you for supporting GREY2K USA's efforts to end the cruelty of dog racing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9aACX-VIHo Does your greyhound roo?

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Christine Dorchak posted a new update:
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Do you know what your donations are going towards?

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Christine Dorchak posted a new update:
almost 6 years ago

Hope enjoys her freedom from dog racing, she wants all greyhounds to experience life outside of a cage.

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