Dog Racing is All About the Dogs

I was recently contacted by someone who loves greyhounds like I do. However, unlike me, this greyhound lover doesn’t love greyhound racing. He detailed a list of cruel practices that have been documented within the industry, some of which would make any decent person sick. If I ever saw anyone mistreating a greyhound, I’d report them in a heartbeat. However, I believe that greyhound racing can exist without cruelty. That’s what we need to work on, instead of trying to ban greyhound racing.

Greyhounds are made for chasing things. They’ll chase anything that moves, whether it’s a lure that humans run by them or a squirrel in a park. I firmly believe that if greyhound racing was banned, there wouldn’t be many greyhounds around in a decade or so. True, they’re gentle, lovable dogs, but they’re also present on earth in large numbers because of the greyhound racing industry.

Hunting, which is what greyhounds were originally bred to help with, isn’t as popular nowadays as it was when humans hunted for food, rather than sport. Lure coursing, something that greyhound owners do with their dogs, including retired racers, isn’t popular enough to support a big population of greyhounds either.

While research shows that the injury ratio of greyhounds is only.2%, much lower than the rate for kids in sports and professional athletes, that’s still too high. However it could be lower if tracks were constructed differently.

In order to reduce or eliminate injuries, tracks need the following: an even and consistent surface, turns that are banked properly and not angled too sharply, proper and regular maintenance and – most importantly – constant evaluation to make sure that the track is as it should be.

Of course, it goes without saying that proper nutrition, plenty of exercise and playtime with people and other dogs, as little time as possible in crates or holding areas, the best medical treatment and complete supervision of their care and racing is the goal that all tracks should aim for. gambling in casino casino gambling slot casino gambling online casino gambling casino online gambling online gambling casino casino gambling online online gambling games internet casino gambling casino gambling addiction online casino gambling sites casino gambling games free casino gambling gambling online casino gambling news gambling casino in florida best online casino gambling Free Online Poker casino gambling tips adult sex blogs free adult sex tubes Adult Sex Dating Free Adult Webcam Adult Sex Dating male adult sex toys adult sex jobs adult sex toys for women adult sex show adult sex quotes gay adult sex games hot adult sex videos free adult sex chat lines free adult sex movie adult sex shop adult sex site adult sex toy adult sex porn adult sex tapes adult sex cam adult sex tube free adult sex sites adult sex dolls adult sex vacations adult sex jokes cheap adult sex toys adult sex com adult sex chat room adult bookstore sex casino gambling strategy casino gambling taxes casino gambling trends casino gambling california casino gambling movies casino gambling tips Best US Online Gambling Best Online Gambling Gambling Help Online gambling definition gambling addiction gambling commission gambling casinos gambling deals gambling dictionary gambling football online poker Casino, Poker gambling jobs gambling jokes gambling jack gambling jackpot gambling las vegas Las Vegas casino Best Casino Reviews Gambling tips and Casino Gamblers General Store Best Casino Sites Online Casinos Free Online Poker Online gambling free online dating london online dating las vegas online dating canada free online dating london online dating las vegas online dating canada Erotic Adult Toy Adult Sex Toys Shop Erotic Adult Toys Sexy Lingerie Vibrators and Adult Toys Luxury Adult Toys Adult Online Shop Adult Superstore Adult Swim Canada Adult Professionals Young Adult Directory Escorts Massage The Best Australia Adult Elite Escort sexy womens shoes sexy womens costumes halloween costumes insurance company small business insurance insurance jobs best dental insurance federated insurance classic car insurance best auto insurance term life insurance life insurance quotes auto insurance quotes cheap car insurance renters insurance personal finance company personal finance software finance auto sales california auto finance careers in finance finance charge