Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday Hound Blogging

You know, we give the overlords a lot of grief for the way they treat the units...erm...greyhounds what with saying how important they are, and how they aren't just fur covered profit centers and how they're like family, then dumping them off on people who suffer from chronic empathy whenever they stop winning, or worse--see yesterday and here, here, here, here, here and well, you get the point--but one thing we have to say is that the overlords care about their image in the community.
Greyhound Racing New Zealand, in a promotional attempt to associate the dog racing industry with the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB), recently offered $100 ‘donations’ to the foundations guide dog program, for each winning greyhound wearing a red coat for the month of May.
Whoa! You're pledging $100 bucks a race? Dude, you only take in about $30 a race. Pledging $100 per winning dog, how you gonna do that? Well, no matter, that's commitment right there. We mean sure, the dog that actually wins might be dead the next week if he doesn't keep winning, but $100 bucks Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind! Are the overlords responsible, caring socially engaged citizens or what?
The Greyhound Protection League of New Zealand and members of the public contacted the RNZFB and alerted them to the ethical concerns, namely the unnecessary deaths and injuries associated with the dog racing industry...
Wait a minute, ethical concerns? What do you mean ethical concerns? We thought John McArthur resigned after that little...uh...poppy seed misunderstanding. Could have happened to anyone. So what's your beef RNZFB?
...namely the unnecessary deaths and injuries associated with the dog racing industry as well as the international push to end greyhound racing globally.
Oh yeah, well there is that, but hey, it's all good. Just commerce, you know? Free enterprise and whatnot. So a few innocent living creatures suffer unnecessarily or have their lives meaninglessly ended, that shouldn't come between you and the overlords' public image, right?
The Foundation, one week into their promotion, chose to discontinue the partnership.
Crap. An agency with scruples. Don't you just hate it when that happens Trashyann?

Go Bon Trashyann is a little on the shy side but she is coming out of her shell. She is sweet and likes to follow her foster mom around. She is not afraid of people. She opens up quickly and is warming up a lot. She now comes out of the crate more and she wants the attention that the other dogs in the home get. She is cat and small dog safe. She would do fine in a home with other dogs or as an only dog. She would do well with older well-behaved children. She would be fine in a home with men and/or women. 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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