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Protecting Racing Dogs From Cruelty

August 22, 2013

Owners and handlers of the overwhelming majority of greyhound dogs used for racing seem to treat their animals well. On very rare occasions, however, there are reports of cruelty and neglect....

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Wheeldog

Aug-22-13 1:10 PM

One of the realities of dog racing is that most racing dogs end their career within a very few years, and you see very few if any "pet" racing dogs in retirement. A good runner will hit its peak of performance between two-to-five years. Beyond that time it costs more to keep than the owner can make in winnings. Most such dogs are simply put down as new pups take their place.

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