While not all racing greyhounds are treated poorly, many live a rough life where they are forced to run, despite injuries.
In February 2015, Greyhound advocacy group GREY2K USA and the ASPCA released the first-ever national report on Greyhound racing in the U.S. chronicling the thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths in the seven states where tracks still operate.
The ASPCA listed some key findings from 2008-2015 which include: 11,722 Greyhound injuries, with more than 3,000 dogs suffering broken legs and other injuries such as crushed skulls, broken backs, paralysis and electrocutions; 909 racing Greyhound deaths, which happens when the dogs get injured or are no longer competitive; 27 cases of Greyhound cruelty and neglect, which includes dogs who were starved to death, denied vet care, or endured poor track kennel conditions. Sadly in this time period, more than 80,000 young Greyhounds have entered the racing industry.
Thankfully, Uri is one Greyhound who never has to worry about this ever again. Retired from racing, this Greyhound now lives with a loving family who spoils her just like she deserves! Her human tucks her into bed every single night and gives her a goodnight kiss. It melts my heart! Watch in the video below:
Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.
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