MAY 22 to 30 is Greyhound Awareness Week. More than 12,000 greyhounds bred for the British racing industry are ‘put down’ every year after failing to make the grade as racers; or when their ‘careers’ on the tracks become redundant.

An RSPCA report on greyhound racing has stated that at least 20 greyhounds a day – either puppies that never make the track or retired dogs (usually three or four years old) – simply disappear, presumed killed.

A a large number of dogs sustain serious, sometimes fatal, injuries while racing.

For further details, please visit Greyhound Action’s website at

You will be moved by what you see.

Pauline A McSweeney, Wetherby Road, Rufforth, York.