Friday, July 21, 2006

Friday Hound Blogging

We've written before about the overlords love for their, most recently the impassioned speech by Raynham-Taunton Greyhound Park owner George Carney who, speaking for caring overlords all over the world, defended the quality care and loving commitment that is a hallmark of the racing industry. Well, there is this, but hey, nobody's perfect. Umm...and this. And...well...just when you think you've had enough, this.

So it's pretty well established that people like overlord Carney are so deep in the state of denial their rose colored glasses need rose colored glasses, or completely disconnected from this space time continuum, or creatures with souls so black and hearts so empty that they hardly qualify as members of the human race.

After reading this, we vote for the latter.

An investigation by The Sunday Times newspaper focused on a site in the Durham area of northern England where it said some 10,000 former racing greyhounds had been put down over the past 15 years, simply because they had become too old to compete. It alleged the animals were killed with a bolt gun – which is legal under current law.

You read that right. A bolt gun. Which is legal. Several papers in England also broke the story. If you haven't eaten yet, you can read more here and here, but we recommend this one which interviews the sorry mass of protoplasm masquerading as a man.

An alleged "man" at the centre of a greyhound slaughtering storm yesterday said the affair had caused him "massive distress" but refused to talk about his actions. David Smith spoke briefly after arriving at his home, which overlooks land where he is said to have killed and buried around 10,000 greyhounds.

Oh...poor baby. Can't sleep well? Having a little trouble focusing? Can't seem to enjoy your life these days? Could it be because you're soul has rotted out and your heart is the size of a BB? Just asking.

And here's the topper. The problem isn't that the guy killed 10,000 greyhounds simply because they couldn't help their overlords make the trailer payment. "Well, let's not get carried away here," said a racing industry spokeperson. "It's not like they are pets or anything. It's not like they're Fluffy or Fido. They're professional athletes. And what do we do with professional athletes when they can no longer compete in their sport? We...We...OK bad example."

No, the problemm is that the massive burial site may be a health hazard. A Sunday Times investigation claimed David Smith, of Seaham, County Durham, had shot 10,000 dogs with a bolt gun and buried them in his allotment. The spokesman added that any public health issues arising from the burial of dogs on Mr Smith's land were a matter for the local authority and not the police. Durham Police said Mr Smith has committed no offence. They said the builders' merchant held the bolt gun legally.

"Committed no offense." And after the police spokesman said that, his head did not explode. We, however, must quit this post before ours does.

Jolly, as members of the human race, we're profoundly sorry to be associated with right now, please, when dogs take over the word, don't eat us.

Jolly is confident, independent, and quiet. She is also very loving. She does not mind spending time alone as long as she knows where you are. She likes to give kisses and enjoys being petted. She loves to play with toys and loves to scatter them about the home. For more information about this dog, and other rescued racing greyhounds looking for homes, go here. If you don't know about the plight of racing greyhounds go here.

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