Archaic Dog Track Faces Opposition in Birmingham

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Protesters in greyhound masks are calling on Birmingham City Council to close down Hall Green Stadium.

Protest against greyhound races at Hall Green stadium

Today, we delivered a petition signed by more than 7,000 compassionate people in support of a planning application to demolish Hall Green Stadium and redevelop the site to provide much-needed new housing. A group of concerned locals as well as members of Birmingham Greyhound Protection joined us for the event, along with adorable rescued greyhounds Ruby, Linzy and Paddy!

Hall Green Stadium protest Birmingham

Hall Green Stadium currently hosts weekly greyhound races. But forcing dogs to race is deeply unethical. In addition to the many painful injuries dogs used in the racing industry can incur on the track, they’re usually kept locked in cages for 95 per cent of the time, often muzzled, and carted from race to race. Many of them exhibit crate and muzzle sores and suffer from infestations of internal and external parasites.

And when they’re no longer considered useful, these loyal dogs are often discarded like used betting slips. They may be abandoned, mutilated to remove identifying marks or even killed.

Greyhound Sad WAJo-Anne McArthur | We Animals

Ticket sales to greyhound races are dwindling, and stadiums are closing down across the country. We’re hopeful that Birmingham City planners will do right by both the dogs and the community by closing the stadium and promoting developments that will actually benefit Birmingham’s residents.

Thank you to everyone who spoke out for dogs and signed the petition – we’ll keep you posted on the outcome!

Comments

  • catherine woods commented on May 27, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    this is disgusting animal abuse must stop now!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • catherine woods commented on May 27, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    disgusting abuse

  • angela clare commented on May 27, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    It’s time society moved on from using animals as entertainment.

  • iris woolaston commented on May 27, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    These lovely dogs need our help to live a normal life.

  • Sasha kemble commented on May 27, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Ban

  • jack vincent commented on May 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    stop this

  • Bade naseam mir commented on May 27, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Look after the innocent!

  • Carrie commented on May 28, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Such a cruel sport, It must stop. We’re meant to be a nation of animal lovers!!

  • Sue Hague commented on May 31, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    I know Bermuda have Dolphins and I believe there is now a baby dolphin

    The Dolphin Quest say that they are running an “ethical breeding program” which I feel sure can’t be right. I went there about 15-20 years ago and I’m sad to say I was ignorant and took part in one of there sessions. Since then I have been veggie for 10 years and vegan the last year.
    I know people who visit Bermuda and would want to go to see the Dolphins how ever I want to try and give them some facts so they can hopefully make the right decision.

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