Further to the recent post about discarded greyhounds suffering inhumane treatment in a Texas canine blood bank, here is the reply from PETA and asking for further action.
Thank you for acting in behalf of the approximately 150 perpetually penned greyhounds who neurotically spin in circles, jump up and down, cry out, and hide in old chemical tanks at The Pet Blood Bank, Inc., in Cherokee, Texas, where they're farmed for blood products.
Thanks to your quick action, the kennel's main distributor, Patterson Veterinary Supply, Inc., announced on Friday night that it had stopped doing business with The Pet Blood Bank.
Name: Zeus, Gender: M Breed: galgo Age: d-o-b: October 2015 Size: big (25kg, 70cm)
Others: dewormed, vaccinated
Zeus was found on the street. Not uncommon to find abandoned galgos after the hunting season. Probably those that did not perform well…. For some people the dogs are just instruments.
Zeus is calm, balanced, lovely and gentle. He is social with other dogs and friendly with people – he wags his tail a lot. He is good on the leash. Galgos make lovely family dogs.
Do you remember the story of Bruno at the end of August. Well, there's good news. Here's an update on his progress from Galgos112.
Thank you helping Bruno. He is doing better but still has a long way to go. He is a strong and brave dog and we are sure he will recover.
We really apreciatte your desire of helping with his veterinary expenses. He is now under veterinary care for leishmania, he needs K vitamin to stop him from bleeding, also he needs special diet and he he will be able to visit the oftalmologist soon. We have many bills to pay so even a small help will be welcome. http://www.galgos112.es/donativos/
Bruno is a good dog, he has no problema getting on with cats and other dogs. He is able to move only very slowly and for short walks. We bring him from his bed to the arm chair, and he likes to lie in the sun. We're spoiling him and sometimes he's a bit grumpy but we don't mind!
It's a well know fact that galgo/greyhound blood is the richest of any canine breed. Indeed rescued galgos at Pepis Dog Refuge, Pedrera, Seville, have often been called on to donate blood for an operation on an injured dogs. This is a report by the organisation PETA about abuse of greyhounds in Texas, USA, kept for their blood.
Please sign the PETA petition at the bottom of the page.
Please write to Humane Society International USA to ask what they are doing about this. Weblink here, scroll down to Contact Us.
This is the response from the kennels...all lies of course, as you can see from the video and pictures!
Earlier this year Scooby became a Certified Training Centre for European Students. What better place to learn about all aspects of animal care and welfare, since Scooby not only has dogs and cats but horses, goats, pigs, ferrets....