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Myke S.

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Review for GREY2K USA Education Fund, Arlington, MA, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

Grey2KUSA is strictly a political lobbying group with strong ties to anti-gambling. The operate under the guise that greyhound racing is cruel and inhumane which enables them to collect millions of dollars via donations to help the plight of the greyhound. In reality, less than one per cent goes to actually help greyhounds. Grey2K does no adoptions, but rather recommends adoption groups of their choice, they give no support for food, transportation, housing of dogs in need. The groups they choose must support their policy and agenda. In early years they were rather forthright about doing nothing for the dogs, and just recently have decided tho include "adoption" - but still do not donate any sizeable amounts to helping dogs......It is easier to dupe people into giving money when the pity quotient reaches the supersonic level. By promoting their agenda with misquotes, partial truths and relentless "high fives" heaped upon themselves, they have convinced people to vilify an entire industry, the people who work with in and anything associated with greyhound racing. Contrary to the belief by followers Grey2KUSA has not ended greyhound racing in any states.....

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  General Member of the Public
carey2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

This "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter and is not factually accurate. GREY2K USA has no position on gambling. We are a national nonprofit organization that works to pass greyhound protection laws, phase out dog racing and promote greyhound adoption. The notion that we do not support greyhound adoption is completely false. We support greyhound adoption in many ways. For example, we make direct donations to local greyhound adoption groups, we give adoption referrals and we promote greyhound adoption. The claim that we have a litmus test when it comes to the adoption groups we support is false. Finally, the claim that we have not successfully ended commercial greyhound racing in states is also totally false. For example, in 2008 we brought Question 3 to Massachusetts voters. After hearing from both sides, citizens overwhelmingly voted to outlaw dog racing. In subsequent years, we have successfully passed legislation to prohibit dog racing in other states, including New Hampshire and Rhode Island.