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SaintLouieWoman
12-17-2011, 07:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=weUl_QeEgWw&NR=1

They're putting a good face on racing. That food that they take out of those large plastic wraps is the 4D food----unfit for any consumption. It's nasty stuff.

Note the stacks of cages. The females are on the upper row----made to jump. The males get the lower cages. Some of the dogs are hurt making that high jump down. They're kept in those cages for up to 20 hours a day.

I guess it's one of the reasons that I prefer adopting a younger greyhound---to cut down on the time they're fed that crap food, Diseased, Dying (forget the other 2 D's of the 4d).

Novaheart
12-21-2011, 02:09 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=weUl_QeEgWw&NR=1

They're putting a good face on racing. That food that they take out of those large plastic wraps is the 4D food----unfit for any consumption. It's nasty stuff.

Note the stacks of cages. The females are on the upper row----made to jump. The males get the lower cages. Some of the dogs are hurt making that high jump down. They're kept in those cages for up to 20 hours a day.

I guess it's one of the reasons that I prefer adopting a younger greyhound---to cut down on the time they're fed that crap food, Diseased, Dying (forget the other 2 D's of the 4d).


I'll skip the video. We feed Mom's greyhound Lamaderm canned twice a day and she can eat Lamaderm dry at will. She eats a lot.

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SaintLouieWoman
12-22-2011, 11:54 AM
I'll skip the video. We feed Mom's greyhound Lamaderm canned twice a day and she can eat Lamaderm dry at will. She eats a lot.

http://www.nlpp.com/images/nlppHeader.png

It's not that bad of a video. It shows the female dogs jumping to the top row of crates, and isn't disgusting with the big rolls of meat unless you know the origin of that meat.

What does get me sick is the number of greyhounds with broken legs from the track. I don't think many of the tracks are graded properly. I'm so glad that Bella was a bad runner and only was in 9 races (lost all of them). She's better as a sweet, cute pet enjoying the retired life.

Right now she and Darlene are laying on their twin bed (daybed under the window). They're laying in their favorite sun spot.

SarasotaRepub
12-28-2011, 10:09 PM
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1st pic is of Darlene and the 2nd of Bella. :)

Hawkgirl
12-28-2011, 10:30 PM
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1st pic is of Darlene and the 2nd of Bella. :)


They are so precious!

SarasotaRepub
12-28-2011, 10:36 PM
Bella is my shadow dogger, she follows me everywhere including the bathroom if I don't close the door. :D

Molon Labe
12-28-2011, 10:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=weUl_QeEgWw&NR=1

They're putting a good face on racing. That food that they take out of those large plastic wraps is the 4D food----unfit for any consumption. It's nasty stuff.

Note the stacks of cages. The females are on the upper row----made to jump. The males get the lower cages. Some of the dogs are hurt making that high jump down. They're kept in those cages for up to 20 hours a day.

I guess it's one of the reasons that I prefer adopting a younger greyhound---to cut down on the time they're fed that crap food, Diseased, Dying (forget the other 2 D's of the 4d).

What's with the muzzles SLW? Greyhounds tend to be very gentle I thought.

SaintLouieWoman
12-28-2011, 10:53 PM
What's with the muzzles SLW? Greyhounds tend to be very gentle I thought.
They're very gentle dogs, but when they are turned out, there are a lot of dogs out in those runs at the same time. They also put the muzzles on when racing, as they can turn their head and hit another one with the teeth while in such close quarters in the race.

They are definite pack animals and are very loving with each other. I've only been to one race, in Wichita, Ks, and was part of a group of folks who rescue racers and those who breed and race them, so we got a behind the scenes tour.

Before the race, while they were waiting to be weighed in, the dogs were so gentle. I wish that I had taken pics of them resting their heads on the backs of their competitors.

I was with a woman who was a journalist with the STL Post-Dispatch and also into greyhound rescue (she also had 3 greys). People probably thought we were nuts. Both of us were right at the fence while the races were going on, praying that none of the greys had an accident and broke their hock.

The little rescue group in Ft Myers, Fl, where we got Bella, currently have 2 greys up for adoption with broken hocks. Those dear people paid for the surgery for both dogs, total of about 2k. That's why there are always so many fundraisers, to pay for the surgeries. The racing people just throw the dogs in a cage with a broken leg, usually don't bother to get the legs fixed. :mad::mad:

JoeKwonDo
12-29-2011, 12:42 AM
My son has one he got here in the Sarasota area and he is the nicest dog! I strongly recommend their adoption.