The term is a corruption of the 'Greyhound therapy
' practice in the United States in the 1960s where authorities purchased bus tickets to make the mentally challenged people other town's problem.
Las Cruces, NM, May 29, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Appropriately titled, "Greyhound Therapy
" is the practice of dumping undesirables into neighboring countries.
"We are pleased to be working with students from Northumbria University and hope that the results generated on the benefits of greyhound therapy
will be published and become a popular means of therapy for other centres across the UK."
It's something we refer to, euphemistically, as Greyhound therapy
"I call it the Greyhound therapy
. You put people in a bus and hope the problem goes somewhere else."
We are in the process of working with the BGRB's Peter Laurie and David Parker in trying to set up a workshop for trainers and assistant trainers in the near future; this will involve representations from a top-class greyhound vet, a representative from Therapy World on developing greyhound therapy
and a business course for bookwork and computer work for the greyhound business.
Although so-called Greyhound therapy
of the homeless, the mentally ill, and the young persists, it now more commonly involves exporting these people from the heartland to urban centers where, as the new rationale goes, they will find either new opportunities or "the service they really need"--and where their support will be shifted to other, politically weaker, inner-city taxpayers.