Fate of U.K. ex-racing greyhounds exposed

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, July/August 2006:

LONDON–The London Sunday Times on July 16, 2006 exposed the
fate of as many as 10,000 ex-racing greyhounds over the past 15
years. Reporter Daniel Foggo and a photographer documented building
supply dealer David Smith in the act of shooting greyhounds, whom
Smith buried on his property near Seaham in Durham. Smith took over
the business of killing “slow” greyhounds from his father, Foggo
wrote.
About 75% of the racing dogs in Britain are bred and trained
in Ireland, Foggo reported. About 10,000 racing dogs per year are
“retired” and replaced, but the National Greyhound Racing Club can
account for about 3,000 “retired” dogs per year.

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