Calls have been made for greyhound racing to be banned afterfigures released by the sport’s governing body showed the toll taken on animals.
The League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) says time should be called on dog racing after the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) admitted that more than 1,000 racing greyhounds die or are killed each year.
It has also been revealed that racing dogs suffer almost 5,000 injuries a year, meaning one in every three racing dogs is injured.
Chris Luffingham, director of campaigns at LACS, said the figures show “it’s time greyhound racing was consigned to the ranks of cruel sports which are no longer acceptable.”
However, this week the GBGB launched The Greyhound Commitment, an eight point agenda for the sport, covering animal welfare.
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