Urgent: Please take action to help Greyhounds

The government will present regulations covering the greyhound racing industry to the House of Commons in the next few weeks. Please ask your MP to add his or her disapproval by signing Early Day Motion 386 which calls on the government to give the House of Commons the opportunity to consider the regulations in more detail.

Greyhound racing can involve much unnecessary cruelty, behind the scenes. But because greyhounds don’t often die on the track, most people don’t give it a second thought.

So we were delighted when, earlier this year, the government published draft rules and regulations and asked organisations like the League to give their views. The government has now read everyone’s comments and has decided to ignore them all. In fact, the only change they are making to the draft is to make rules about kennelling only apply to newly built kennels.

Some people say that the new regulations offer some improvements but they miss the point. If these regulations are accepted, future governments will simply say that greyhound welfare has been dealt with and they will ignore the issue. But if the regulations are debated, we can force future governments to keep a very close eye on this issue and make improvements to greyhound welfare.

Please click here and ask your MP to sign EDM 386 for the sake of the tens of thousands of greyhounds caught up in this cruel sport.

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