Meet Sophie and Frank.
They are racing industry refugees living with my friend May Tompson.
May tells me that she adopted Sophie and Frank through Friends of the Hound – Greyhound Adoption Group
This is the state-wide adoption centre and bravely founded right here in the Tweed in 2003.
They have been fighting against the cruelty of greyhound racing ever since 2003.
Despite their efforts, a spanking new greyhound racing facility is now proposed for Chinderah. It has the high risk curved track and unsafe (over 6) dog numbers per race.
We in NSW have already shown our opinion in 37,000 petition signatories in 2016, but our voices were ignored.
Dogs are still suffering and dying. Last year 32 dogs died in NSW as a result of racing and 1769 were injured. This is apart from the ‘wastage’ of dogs that cannot run fast enough, and their cruel, caged lives. It is simply wrong and cannot be justifed in the name of jobs or fun.
There’s still a chance -till May 25th- to sign the petition for no public money support for this track and for implementation of the University of Technology Sydney recommendations about the welfare of greyhounds.
Please sign! 20,000 signatures will ensure it is debated. There is a way to go and the target must be reached before May 25.
(Thanks Nola Firth for sharing the story of Frank & Sophie)