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Ending greyhound racing

Dog racing is a dying industry—since 2001, more than two dozen dog tracks have closed. Dog racing now represents less than one percent of all wagers placed each year in the United States. Help end dog racing once and for all by learning the facts about greyhound racing and how to protect greyhounds in your state.

Greyhound racing
  • Greyhound racing is a bad bet

    The truth is that dog racing is a dying industry—since 2001, more than two dozen dog tracks have closed all across the country and dog racing now represents less than one percent of all wagers placed each year in the United States. Currently, the practice is illegal in forty states. Shelters and rescues are negatively impacted by this industry, and we as animal welfare professionals need to take a stand against it. Learn the facts about greyhound racing and how to protect greyhounds in your state. 

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  • On the right track

    The president of a Florida group that finds homes for retired racing dogs discusses the challenges and rewards of helping move hundreds of greyhounds into loving homes each year.

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  • HSUS Program

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    Florida residents can act now to help put an end to abusive greyhound racing

    Florida has the chance to put an end to abusive greyhound racing. A historic Constitutional Amendment has been introduced by Senator Tom Lee. Florida has 12 of the remaining 18 tracks and is the only reason the industry is hanging on in our country.

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    Greyhound racing is a bad bet

    Dog racing is cruel and exploitive. Learn the stats and see what you can do to end dog racing in your community.

    The truth is that dog racing is a dying industry—since 2001, more than two dozen dog tracks have closed all across the country and dog racing now represents less than one percent of all wagers placed each year in the United States. Currently, the practice is illegal in forty states. Shelters and rescues are negatively impacted by this industry, and we as animal welfare professionals need to take a stand against it. Learn the facts about greyhound racing and how to protect greyhounds in your state. 

    Read More