My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Grey2K USA, Arlington, MA, USA
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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GREY2K USA is a non-profit organization that works to pass greyhound protection laws, phase out dog racing and promote greyhound adoption. The claim that we do not plan for track closures is simply not true. For example, when we brought a question to voters in Massachusetts to end greyhound racing we took several specific actions to ensure that there was a responsible transition. First, we included a 14 month phase out into the ballot question itself. Second, we reached out to the track owners and offered our help, which they accepted. Third, we reached out to non-profit animal shelters throughout the state and secured commitments from them to accept greyhounds and take care of them until loving homes were found. Fourth, we reached out to the greyhound breeders and offered our help. They refused our help, and instead found homes themselves for the greyhounds that were being displaced. Greyhound breeders somehow believed they were spiting us by helping the dogs, but of course we were delighted to see them do the right thing. The bottom line is that according to state records, 781 greyhounds were adopted from Massachusetts tracks during the last year of greyhound racing in the state, while only 11 dogs died or were euthanized, all from serious racing injuries. That was the highest year ever in terms of greyhound adoption in the state. So again, the claim that we do not plan for track closures is factually incorrect, and this "reviewer" is wrong on the facts.