Ban Greyhound Racing in the U.S.

PETITION: Ban Greyhound Racing in the U.S.

TARGET: Governors of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Texas, and West Virginia

In the last five years, nearly 1,000 racing greyhounds have died and 12,000 have suffered injuries from broken legs, crushed skulls, broken necks, paralysis, seizures, and death by electrocution. As these are just the reported injuries and deaths, the majority of the 80,000 greyhounds born into dog racing can't even be accounted for. Seven states still have active greyhound tracks, despite the injuries, deaths, and cruelty surrounding the industry. They are fed a diet based on cheap, diseased meat, and are routinely deprived of basic veterinary care. Greyhounds are often dosed with dangerous, illegal drugs and some dogs have even tested positive for cocaine. Greyhound racing is illegal in most of the country. But we need your help in signing this petition to demand that the cruel practice of greyhound racing be brought to an end in the seven remaining states where racing continues.

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Recent Supporters

Hillary Culver
  • 6 hours ago
Daniela Urselmann
  • 5 days ago
melinda chaffee
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AIMEE BREMER
  • 4 weeks ago
John Asabushi
  • 4 weeks ago
lauren smith
  • 1 month ago
We may as well be drinking champagne and strawberries, and clink glasses as we watch from a fancy viewing gallery, as disfigured and impaired people with serious deficiencies run around a filthy, muddy track and kill themselves over the fake fantasy that if they win the race, the 'higher life forms' may accept them and give them better treatment. a fantasy of course- because the real 'prize' will be less food, smaller cages and more filthy, muddy tracks where more malnourished opponents will try to achieve the farce prize of first place. If more races didn't kill them, a serious injury or old age will all inevitably lead to a gun in the head (for their purpose of entertainment has been achieved). Replacing greyhounds with people is only a comparison to how the situation would be considered by people- imagine us watching a starving person run against another starving person and betting on who wouldn't get their legs broken, our society wouldn't allow that kind of behavior. So why is it any different for greyhounds? What makes us so much more superior to them? Nothing is what, and that's why this issue needs to be addressed and action needs to be taken to stop this despicable act.
Pauline Burak
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Cathy Minshall
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Julie Sasaoka
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Lyudmila Dobrovolskaya
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