Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > In the News - Pet related articles and stories in the press > Newspaper Articles of Interest (animal/pet related) from Around the World

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old July 16th, 2006, 09:59 AM
LM1313's Avatar
LM1313 LM1313 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 819
Greyhounds shot on the sly in England

Sooo much wrong here. I don't have anything against greyhound racers who adopt their dogs out, but using them for four or five years, for no higher purpose than entertainment, and then killing them is just wrong.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...2307_1,00.html

In addition to shooting dogs and burying them in his garden, some of the owners of these dogs thought they were being adopted out!

Quote:
One is Pauline Harrison, a greyhound owner from Barnsley, who met evasion and lies when she tried to find out what had happened to her race- winning dog, Stormy Silver. He was five years old when she decided to retire him in 2002. Terry Dee, a registered trainer attached to Kinsley stadium, a licensed track near Pontefract, West Yorkshire, offered to find him a new home.

“He took him off me but when I tried to find out how Stormy Silver was doing in his new home a few weeks later Dee kept putting me off. In the end I rang the retirement home and they said they hadn’t had any dogs from Kinsley.

“Then Dee said he’d lied and in fact he’d given him to a woman but it took weeks to get the number. In the end, I spoke to this supposed new owner and she said he was doing fine. But Stormy Silver had a toe missing and when I asked her which foot it was on she didn’t know. She said she would call back but after that the number became unobtainable.”

The owners of some of the 52 other dogs entrusted to Dee also want to know where they went. After they complained, Dee was brought before the NGRC and said he had given the dogs away at motorway service stations but had not kept records.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old July 17th, 2006, 01:58 AM
Shaykeija's Avatar
Shaykeija Shaykeija is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,582
S.O.A.B. Stories like that just rip my heart out. O would like to neuter that guy with him own bolt gun.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old July 17th, 2006, 07:14 AM
paula383's Avatar
paula383 paula383 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: NOTTINGHAMSHIRE ENGLAND
Posts: 116
a friend of mine runs a greyhound sanctuary here in the uk, and most of the time its the vets that phone him because people have took the greyhounds in to be put to sleep, just because they are retired. i was told about this story yesterday when out walking my 2 greyhounds and its so upsetting. also the RSPCA not having time to pursue greyhound abusers is disgusting i know what id like to do to this man but its not for printing.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old July 17th, 2006, 10:28 AM
mastifflover's Avatar
mastifflover mastifflover is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 4,007
That is truly sad and despicable too. I would like to take him out back and shoot him
__________________
Robin
A dog has so many friends because they wag their tails not their tongues.
R.I.P. Buddy 2002-2008 The best Mastiff ever.
Now owned by Clark the Crazy American Bulldog
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old July 18th, 2006, 12:08 PM
Golden Girls's Avatar
Golden Girls Golden Girls is offline
An Honest Contributor
Fishing the Sea Champion, Mosquito Kill Champion, KickUps Champion, Jason's Pong Champion, Japanese Baseball Champion, Eskiv Champion, Aski Champion, Ping Champion
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,807
Quote:
Originally Posted by mastifflover
That is truly sad and despicable too. I would like to take him out back and shoot him
Can I have the second shot just in case :sad:
__________________
In rescuing animals I lost my mind but found my soul
~ anonymous ~
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old July 19th, 2006, 01:06 AM
mastifflover's Avatar
mastifflover mastifflover is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 4,007
Not a problem I probably couldn't hit the side of a barn. I hate guns
__________________
Robin
A dog has so many friends because they wag their tails not their tongues.
R.I.P. Buddy 2002-2008 The best Mastiff ever.
Now owned by Clark the Crazy American Bulldog
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 8.33%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:04 PM.