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    Exclamation Greyhounds!

    Please, help save Greyhounds! If you are looking to adopt a dog from a shelter and you don't care about looks, please GET A GREYHOUND! They are in need of homes everywhere, all because of dog racing. People bet on them and them get rid of them when they are about 5 years old. I just can't believe people are so mean to them! Please help save them. Anyone want a Greyhound? GO to a shelter. Never get a greyhound from a breeder. Breeders should stop breeding them until all the homeless greyhounds get homes!

    HELP SAVE GREY HOUNDS! Who ever thinks like me about this say the red letters!


    (Sorry dear greyhounds for all your troubles.)

    Thanks for helping!
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    It is not just greyhounds. The Florida Constitution names greyhounds "and other breeds" used for dog racing. Greyhounds simply are the most common dogs to suffer living in the cruel dog racing industry.

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    What other dogs race like that?

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    Greyhound are treated even worse sometimes in other countries, here's an article and photos about Greyhounds who were used for hunting, then killed or abandoned when the owner didn't need them anymore. Full story here.

    By​ Travis Patenaude

    “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”

    On the day, Leena, our Galga, adopted through Magnificent Mutts, was no longer needed by her owner. She was to be hung from a tree as the tradition of the galgueros. On that day, evil was not going to win! A woman overheard what was about to happen and stepped in to save Leena’s life. The woman brought Leena to SOS Galgos in Barcelona, Spain, and that is where her journey to the US began. The woman in Spain most likely never thought about how that one single act of kindness would change the lives of so many people and in turn save many more Galgos.

    The Spanish greyhound, or Galgo, is one of the most persecuted dog breeds, but very few people have ever heard of this breed. Galgos are used to hunt hares in the Spanish countryside. They spend their lives in damp, tiny, dirty holes or windowless shacks deprived of daylight, exercise and affection.

    Between 50.000 and 100.000 Galgos are killed or abandoned every year after the hunting season when they no longer live up to their owners expectations. The breeders, the so called galgueros, breed hoping to end up with the fastest dog to compete and hunt the hare, but overbreeding leads to the “throwing out” of thousands and thousands of Galgos every year.

    Leena became a part of our family on October 21, 2012 and she was an absolute blessing and angel to have in our family. After adopting Leena we learned more about the life of the hunting dogs in Spain and knew we needed to do more. On June 23, 2013 we started an Adoption group for Galgos called Love Hope Believe Galgo Adoption.

    We had never been to Spain, did not know anyone in Spain and could not speak Spanish but we were determined to help find these beautiful dogs their forever homes. We transported our first group of Galgos on July 15, 2013 as with any adoption group we needed to highlight our adoptable dogs with adoptable photos. This usually is an issue faced by most shelters and adoption groups - iPhone photos or blurry photos. In August 2014, I purchased my first camera and started to learn photography, so I could help our adoptable Galgos find their homes quicker.

    As I learned more about photography, I learned how a photo can tell a story that has no language barrier. During a trip to Spain to volunteer at a shelter in 2014, I took a photo of a Galgo who was recently dropped off at a perrera (dog pound) and she was very fearful. I captured a photo of her that made me feel the fear she was feeling, and realized that I could possibly tell the story of The Hunting Dogs of Spain through Photograpy.






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    Poor greyhounds...it that after they were used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yetidog37 View Post
    What other dogs race like that?
    It is not the same kind of race, but Alaskan malamutes pull dog sleds in their home state. Luckily that can't happen in Florida and they just added "other breeds" to make sure there are no loopholes.

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    I just hate all of this!

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    You will hate it more if you go to the Greyhound Association website. I Googled it to see why on Earth they opposed Amendment 13. At the top of their homepage is a picture of greyounds wearing plastic muzzles that prevent them from opening their moiuths while standing in wire cages that are too small. It baffles me that they wanted greyhound racing to coninue in Florida at all 17 tracks.

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    I thought the greyhound thing won!?!
    Last edited by Yetidog37; 11-18-2018 at 12:21 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Which greyhound thing, Anendment 13? THANK GOD that issue passed!

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    Yes 13.

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    Did you expect 13 to pass or fail?

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    Well, I was not really sure..I did not think about it much. I hoped it would win. What did you think?

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    I was worried about it because more people know about dogs winning races than how the dogs are treated before and after races.

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