The first greyhounds lived esteemed and loved
Drawings and paintings of greyhounds date back 4,000 years. From the ancient Egyptians to Homer’s Odyssey to the Bible, greyhound dogs lived as companions to royalty. Laws in many societies forbid commoners from owning or breeding greyhounds. At one point, greyhound dogs, known as sight hounds and used in hunting, lived protected and valued far more than a human life. Want to know more? Visit “History of the Greyhound Dog Breed” on Golden State Greyhound Adoption.
Help Irish Greyhound race track dogs
Irish Greyhounds need our help. Puppies and dogs that prove they do not love to chase a lure or lose a race suffer being euthanized. Dogs that run in races live in filthy small crates, travel long distances without water or food. Help change the laws to match the standards in the United Kingdom.
Please sign this Care2 petition. Tell the Irish government that the world’s dog lovers CARE about the dogs who make dog racing possible in their country. Save racetrack greyhounds from suffering horrible treatment and death.
The story of this ongoing tragic abuse needs voices from people all over the world. My friend, Rosee believes that signatures from citizens in the Untied States of America, can make a difference by signing this petition and changing the laws in Ireland. Read more on my 1 Minute for Irish Greyhounds.
Meet Speedy, a lucky Irish greyhound, before and after
Photo credit: Katrin Bargheer
Please sign this petition NOW. Please share this post and the Care2 petition on Facebook, Twitter, etc. and in emails to friends. Care2 Petition Bring Irish Greyhound Racing Regulations in line with the UK Thanks for caring, Deborah Taylor-French
Speedy now lives with Rosee. Notice Speedy’s shiny coat, clear strong gaze and well-fed muscles?
Photo credit: Judith Utner