The more you delve, the more you find out about the appalling scale of exploitative abuse and downright cruelty perpetrated against greyhounds, galgos and other sighthounds around the world – in the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, South Africa, China, Canada...
"Greyhounds’ racing careers end by the time they reach five years old, sometimes due to age, but often because excessive training has led to injuries judged ‘not worth’ fixing. Dogs that outlive their ‘usefulness’ are either forced to breed, abandoned, hanged, or found dead at roadsides. At the end of the day, for galgueros, dog racing is a business and galgos are simply machines, a means to achieve an end. When the machine breaks, it is just thrown away."
Now actually banned in Argentina – people are unfortunately going over the border with hounds into Uruguay to participate:
Watch the very moving documentary, 'Crime to be Born' – Greyhound racing and hunting in Argentina:
Also see 'Greyhound Racing and Why It's Cruel':
..."Whoever has looked into the eyes of a greyhound has seen the purest kindness. They’ve suffered all their lives, but they don’t hesitate to forgive us and give us another opportunity to show them kindness and love