Ban Greyhound Racing in the U.S.

PETITION: Ban Greyhound Racing in the U.S.

TARGET: Governors of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Texas, and West Virginia

In the last five years, nearly 1,000 racing greyhounds have died and 12,000 have suffered injuries from broken legs, crushed skulls, broken necks, paralysis, seizures, and death by electrocution. As these are just the reported injuries and deaths, the majority of the 80,000 greyhounds born into dog racing can't even be accounted for. Seven states still have active greyhound tracks, despite the injuries, deaths, and cruelty surrounding the industry. They are fed a diet based on cheap, diseased meat, and are routinely deprived of basic veterinary care. Greyhounds are often dosed with dangerous, illegal drugs and some dogs have even tested positive for cocaine. Greyhound racing is illegal in most of the country. But we need your help in signing this petition to demand that the cruel practice of greyhound racing be brought to an end in the seven remaining states where racing continues.

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Recent Supporters

Bianca Roxas
  • 2 days ago
I am against the racing, of course, but am I the only one who questions why people would find it practical to starve a dog if you want to race them? Wouldn't a physically stronger dog race better? Especially if they get to have enough rest and sleep balanced with training? Also if you try to drug a dog, doesn't that mean the dog slows down in the long term even if these dogs increase their speed in the short term? This is proof that these anti-animal rights people have a very low IQ. Even in a business sense, rather than just moral sense, they are idiots.
Cynthia Kokenes
  • 1 week ago
No living creature should have to suffer like this.
Lor Tomaselli
  • 2 weeks ago
It's cruel. And all for entertainment?!!!!
Maryann Smale
  • 3 weeks ago
Nick Ramirez
  • 4 weeks ago
No living creature should be forced to do anything for human entertainment. Countless greyhound have suffered for absolutely no legitimate reason. People can and will survive without racing and abusing dogs. For the individuals that are dumb enough to be entertained by and to bet on things going in circles, they can always watch NASCAR. They still get their jollies and no living thing suffers in the process.
Joanne M Montgomery
  • 1 month ago
Because its wrong and should be banned at once.
Claudia Ferreira
  • 2 months ago
Brandy Hopkins
  • 3 months ago
Dogs were tamed as companions not for the joy of sick people who couldn't care less about their lives
Virginia Mulle
  • 3 months ago
Emmalee Wetzel
  • 3 months ago
Dogs are innocent and adorable they shouldn't be abused