Friday, March 07, 2008

Friday Hound Blogging

You know, for years now the overlords have been taking the rap for the way they treat the units when they're no longer able to keep up their end of the bargain. Well, it's not really a bargain since the dogs have no say in the matter and if all they did was earn enough to make up for their care they'd be out on their ears in a New York minute. There's trailer payments to make you know.

But we digress.

The point is, the overlords have been accused of losing interest when the dogs lose races. Well, no more.

A clinic is killing healthy dogs and secretly selling their body parts to Britain’s most prestigious veterinary college for research, an investigation has found. "This is truly a win win," said Alistair McLean, chief executive of the National Greyhound Racing Club. "Now instead of killing them ourselves when they're done making us money we can have someone else do it, and turn a tidy profit too."

When asked if he knew the dogs who had been euthanized were perfectly healthy McLean responded, "Of course they were. The healthier the better."

The RSPCA said: “We are shocked by this evidence which appears to show an opening for greyhounds to be systematically destroyed for profit. We certainly would not like to think that there was a financial incentive to ending a pet’s life.”

"Pet? Who said anything about pet?" McLean asked. "Oh, you mean because they're dogs and stuff. No, we don't have a problem with that."

Hmmm...we're betting you might have a problem with that,huh Benzie?

Benzie is a wonderful little boy. He has very sad eyes that he looks at you with and he has goofy ears. He is a very loyal, good dog. He is affectionate and is looking for constant attention. He follows foster dad around constantly. He listens well to his foster dad. He loves playing with his toys and he will walk around the dining room table with them. Benzie would do best in a home where someone is home more often. He would do best with well-mannered children over the age of nine. He can be a little vocal, so he needs a single family home. He is good with other dogs and would probably be fine as an only dog. 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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