There is nothing pretty about the greyhound racing industry. Thousands of dogs are bred, injured, raced and discarded each year as byproducts of greed.
The good news today is that there will be one less state in the U.S. where this sport is legal. After receiving pressure from animal advocates, the Twin River track in Rhode Island will be closing its doors to greyhound racing on August 8th.
Greyhound advocacy group Grey2K played a huge role in this and will continue to work to stop this sport in the last eight states that still allow it, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information about how to help, visit Grey2K’s website and watch their video about their work and the industry below. You can also sign Care2’s petition to stop greyhound racing in the Philippines and in South Africa.