We're excited about reaching this milestone and celebrating five years of providing exceptional Express service to nearly 21 million customers," said Andy Kaplinsky, chief commercial officer, Greyhound
racing was eliminated in the state in 2010 under the Massachusetts Greyhound
Protection Act, which was an initiative adopted by voters in 2008.
The most famous greyhound
to race there was the legendary Mick The Miller, who broke the world record for the standard distance of 525 yards in the semi-final and then again in the final when contesting the 1930 Welsh Greyhound
racing began in the UK in 1926, since then thousands of greyhounds
have been and are still destroyed every year once they are retired from racing, average age three or four years old.
The headline class, Retired Greyhound
of the Year, was sponsored by Chudleys Dog Food and won by Rosie, a brindle bitch owned by Sharon Burrows.
Kerry Elliman, 33, of Chester Road, Castle Vale, recently launched Birmingham Greyhound
Protection after her experiences of years doing greyhound
rescue work convinced her that the dog racing industry must be ended.
LAST WEEKEND was Greyhound
Remembrance Weekend when events were held across the UK in memory of the hundreds of thousands of greyhounds
that have suffered and been put to death in the 86 years since commercial greyhound
racing began in this country on July 24, 1926.
A RETIRED greyhound
has been selected to represent Pelaw Grange at a charity's national dog show in September.
IN his reply to my letter, Lord Lipsey (Your Say, June 10) states that fewer than 10,000 greyhounds
are coming into licensed racing each year and 8,000 are found homes by the Retired Greyhound
Trust and rehoming charities and a few are homed privately.
can safely gain five pounds over its racing weight.
In mid-April, an influx of racing greyhounds
into Iowa greyhound
tracks resulted in outbreaks of respiratory disease within the track compounds.
AN animal welfare group will hold a candlelit vigil outside a greyhound
stadium tonight for racing dogs who "die needlessly" each year.