Saturday, October 6, 2007

Save the Greyhounds!!!


Yes, I know this has absolutely nothing to do with books, but I know this is a more viewed blog. Today at a county fair I observed the largest pumpkin in the world, a freakishly warped bunny, an elephant, and many organization stands. One of which was a save the greyhounds petition. Greyhounds are used to race in tracks all over the world. They provide great entertainment, but have you any idea what a horrible life they live?


They are kept in cages just big enough for one of them, but to small to stand up or turn around in, for more than 20 hours a day. The other few hours are devoted to racing while thousands of humans gawk at you.


Many of these dogs are injured, (skull injuries, paralysis, broken bones,) during racing. When they are, they are usually killed, or sent to a pound, where they are killed if no one wants them. (Would you want a paralized, or injured dog, when there are cute little beagle puppies in the next cage?)


This is a completely unfair and tragic life. At the fair, I saw some ladies asking people to sign a petition to stop greyhound racing. I wanted to, but couldn't, because I am not a registered US voter. My newest international mastermind mission is to mysteriously inform registered voters of the greyhound petition. You are all invited to join me in this mission. I will deliver info via mailboxes, bulletin board notices, and mouth.


Info to include on forms: website: www.petitiononline.com/bgr/petition.html , the terrible conditions of the dogs (mentioned above,) and the fact that you have to be a registered voter.


Free the Greyhounds!!!

9 comments:

theatre said...

I signed the petiton!!

Bohae said...

I will send the site to an animal lover - fanatic - I know -- she sends me links of nature-stuff issues via email, and I'm sure she'll love to check this out :)

International Mastermind said...

Woohoo!

sffh said...

This is so good, I would definetely sign it if I was a registered US voter. My neighbor adopted a greyhound and named him Mickey!

Bloody Awful Poetry said...

hey international mastermind (this is mad i don't even know yer name).
but i'm back! i was online looking for the new radiohead so i came over to see how you guys were doing and i signed the greyhound petition sorry i didn't sign sooner but there you go i thought because i wasn't a registered voter or anything i couldn't but i could so i signed and god bless them poor greyhounds and i'll be sending it on to some more people and i'll be back posting more reviews in a month or so cioaz!

CosimaCat said...

Have signed, will travel...
Just joking, but I'll post the link everywhere I can think of.

CosimaCat said...

(Note, the "will travel" was the joke, however I have signed it, and think it should be stopped.)

International Mastermind said...

Free the greyhounds!!!

Anonymous said...

Seconded. Thirded. Written in stone.