March 10, 2013
Before Carey even bothers to spam a response, I will start about by saying that I am not in any way affiliated with, or a supporter of, greyhound racing. I am a supporter of greyhounds and have been actively involved in their adoption and promotion of the breed for close to 6 years. In that time, I have run across Grey2k and their propaganda many many times. Sadly, I have been disappointed or downright disgusted every time. They are all about fundraising through fear mongering and misinformation, not about actually helping the breed. They pass of false information about the breed and the conditions they are kept in just to pull peoples' heartstrings and get more donations. Worse, they do precious little to actually help racing greyhounds. They started as a lobby, and they are still primarily a lobby. Back when I first came across them in their campaign to shutdown racing in MA, I actually considered donating. But first, I inquired with them what would be done to help the displaced dogs. I was essentially told "We don't help dogs directly, we lobby for change. Other people are supposed to take care of the actual dogs." The flat out truth is that many of the pro-racing rescues and on-track adoption centers have done far more to help greyhounds with far fewer resources than Grey2k. If you REALLY want to make a difference to the dogs, find a local greyhound rescue and give them your money. They deserve it far more.
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