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GREY2K USA Worldwide

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Causes: Animals, Dogs

Mission: Formed in March of 2001, GREY2K USA Worldwide is the largest greyhound protection organization in the United States and now works internationally. As a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, we work to pass stronger greyhound protection laws and to end the cruelty of dog racing on both national and international levels. We also promote the rescue and adoption of ex-racers across the globe.

Results: We have written and passed bills making dog racing illegal in the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Colorado. When we first began our campaign, there were 49 tracks in 15 states and now there are just 21 in seven states. Additionally, we have worked to block the expansion of dog racing to countries such as Jamaica, the Philippines and South Africa. Our research has led to the exposure of hundreds of media documented cases of greyhound cruelty and neglect, including dogs testing positive for cocaine, dogs suffering terrible injuries and dogs experiencing severe neglect at racing kennels both here and abroad. See more at http://www.grey2kusa.org/action/states.html and http://www.grey2kusa.org/who/victories.html

Direct beneficiaries per year: by passing a bill to make Colorado the 39th state to ban dog racing

Programs: We document the cruelty of dog racing and use our research to pass greyhound protection laws with the goal of ending dog racing worldwide. We also promote the adoption of ex-racers worldwide. Read more at http://www.grey2kusa.org/who/index.html

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405 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Shirley D.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Proud to work closely with members of this organization. They have made it a key mission to end the cruelty of dog racing in the US, and it is so needed to end in the state of Florida. We have that chance to end this cruel sport on November 6, when the voters in our state let their voices be heard. I am a proud mom of 6 retired greyhound racers (5 are now at the bridge enjoying their ability to run free) and our current boy, Joey, suffered for days with a very badly injured back leg, left in a cage for days while they decided what to do with him - a dog who came in the money over 67% of his races - and once his leg was rebuilt by a caring vet team, he is enjoying his life of leisure and treats!

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christine Thank you for your support of the mission to end dog racing worldwide!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have worked with Grey2K to end greyhound racing worldwide. Those who oppose this group are, quite obviously, those who have little regard for greyhounds and care only about the money that they make at the expense of confinement and deaths of these beautiful animals.

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christine 10/11/2018

Thank you for your support of the mission to end dog racing worldwide!

Dan H.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

An amazing organization dedicated to ending the horrible and inhumane sport of greyhound racing world-wide. They have done a magnificent job of ending greyhound racing in several states and are currently working on ending racing in Florida. I have worked with Grey2K and will support them in any way.

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christine 10/11/2018

Thank you for your support of the mission to end dog racing worldwide!

Cathryn V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Grey2K has been instrumental in ending greyhound racing in many states and continues to fight to end the “sport” in Florida. As a rescue group volunteer, board member and adopter, I have seen countless untreated greyhound injuries and unspeakable examples of neglect by the racing industry. I am proud to support the mission of Grey2K in ending greyhound racing worldwide.

Renata S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a "Mom" of several rescued greyhounds, I've had the heart-shattering experience several times to see the horrors associated with greyhound racing firsthand. I have supported and admired for years the tireless work Grey2K does to free these magnificent creatures from the sentence of being a racing greyhound.

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christine 10/11/2018

Thank you for your support of the mission to end dog racing worldwide!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is the worldwide champion for freeing greyhounds from the cruel world of racing. They have been doing this for over 18 years and have significant experience shutting down race tracks. They are currently partnered with the Humane Society of the United States in an effort to shut down 11 tracks in Florida on a ballot initiative. They have been instrumental in getting this on the ballot and are leading the campaign for voter approval.

Diane W.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very impressed with the dedication of the Grey2k team and their wise stewardship of resources. Their heart and dedication is truly for the dogs.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

So proud to stand behind this organization and be part of the fight for the dogs.

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christine 10/11/2018

Thank you for your support of the mission to end dog racing worldwide!

Lisa R.6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Grey2k USA never waivers from their goal of ending the cruelty that is greyhound racing. Thank you Grey2k USA!

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christine 10/11/2018

Thank you for your enthusiastic support of the mission to end dog racing!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I’ve been involved with greyhound RESCUE for over 16 years... it’s great to have a team fighting for the same cause.. People that truly have the dogs best interest at heart!

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christine 10/11/2018

Thank you for your support of the mission to end dog racing worldwide!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so appreciative of this organization of professional, kind and caring people. They are an inspiration to all

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christine 10/11/2018

Thank you for your support of the mission to end dog racing worldwide!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group has been fighting for the safety and well-being of racing greyhounds for years. They have no other mission but to make sure that the cruelty of greyhound racing finally comes to an end.

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christine 10/11/2018

Thank you for your support of the mission to end dog racing worldwide!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have proudly supported this organization for over a decade. Their tireless efforts to expose the truth about greyhound racing and ensure the exploitation of greyhounds as a commodity end are honorable. As someone who has shared my home and heart with five greyhounds over the past 14 years, I am grateful for their work on behalf of this majestic breed.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very professional organization. Completely trust them.

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christine 10/11/2018

Thank you for your support of the mission to end dog racing worldwide!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This organization is not worth a single donation. They stole a photo I took of a well cared for, happy, healthy greyhound at a Florida track, who just happened to have her red muzzle on for safety, which is a good idea when 20 or so are turned out to play together. They darkened it, made it look sad and gloomy, and are pleading for donations! That greyhound is in top shape and was staring through the fence at me because she wanted ear rubs. I had chosen to visit this racing kennel to obtain the truth on how these dogs are cared for. None of the dogs I saw would come close to the word "abused." In fact, they were in better shape than most pets, the kennel was squeaky clean, and their dinner awaiting them when they came in looked good enough for human consumption. Above all their tails were wagging and they were happy. Don't believe this group's scheming lies and stolen photos.

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christine 10/11/2018

This comment is one from a greyhound breeder who is denial about the cruelty of dog racing.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

GREY2KUSA Worldwide advocates protecting greyhound dogs because they are intrinsically valuable. The organization has been outstandingly successful at drawing public attention to the ethical, social and political issues that surround greyhound racing and human relationship with greyhound dogs including the way greyhound dogs are harmed by their association with their human handlers and owners that can rationally be defended. That is, the organization fosters conversations impelled by the principle of progress through reason. In so doing, the organization has informed and created knowledge relevant to an understanding of the greyhound racing industry worldwide, the everyday lives of greyhound dogs, and the conditions in which racing greyhounds are kept.

The organization provides; legitimate solutions to problems embodied by the greyhound racing industry; a forum and language for discussion of issues that attend greyhound racing; systematic analysis and assessment of the greyhound racing industry; and policy advice. I know from personal experience that in challenging the pervasive institutional and ideological influence of the greyhound racing industry social media platforms are often the site of abuse of those who hold contrary views to industry insiders. Grey2K Worldwide is noteworthy in that it promotes, indeed amplifies, mutually respectful moral deliberation on fundamental values.

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christine 10/11/2018

Thank you for your support of the mission to end dog racing worldwide!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My experience of GREY2KUSA Worldwide cannot be summerized in few words. Writing as an academic animal ethicist and volunteer I can say without hesitation that GREY2K USA Worldwide is an important nongovernment organization (NGO). It is a site where individuals across the globe work in concert with others. GREY2K USA Worldwide fosters knowledge exchange, informed public debate, public learning, shared purpose, and solidarity with its global outreach program to protect greyhounds and promote the interests, welfare rescue and adoption of greyhounds. GREY2K USA Worldwide often gives voice to values, normative ideals that might otherwise go unheard. It demonstrates through actual practices that society’s moral codes regarding greyhounds can change and are changing. GREY2K USA Worldwide is not what I would describe as an ideological organization; rather it is a pragmatic organization that recognizes what can be done one step at a time. It is the success of its practices and ideals that has sped systemic change in the lives of thousands if not tensor thousands of greyhounds for the better and hastened the decline in the greyhound racing industry globally.

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christine 07/26/2017

Thank you for your thoughtful analysis and support of the campaign to end dog racing worldwide!

Donor

Rating: 5

Very compassionate animal lovers, people really reliable

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christine 10/11/2018

Thank you for your support of the mission to end dog racing worldwide!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are very compassionate and help greyhounds everywhere in the world

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christine 07/11/2017

Thank you for our support! Christine Dorchak, Esq. President, GREY2K USA Worldwide

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am not only a donor but I am on the GREY2K USA Worldwide board. However, I would be neither if I wasn't committed to the goals and the strategies of this nonprofit. This group has steadily decreased the presence of greyhound racing throughout the world, allowing thousands of these beautiful, gentle dogs to go and live a life that doesn't involve the cruelty and dangers faced daily by racing dogs. I'm proud to be a part of it.

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christine 10/11/2018

Thank you for your support of the mission to end dog racing worldwide!

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a member of a greyhound adoption group in Florida, I can say that we here in Florida are at the epicenter of the battle to end greyhound racing. Grey2K USA is working to make this happen. And they work on every front...public relations, education, legislatively and importantly, by involving grassroots activists. Best of all, we are seeing real progress because of their initiatives. We will see the end of greyhound racing and Grey2K USA will be the largest part of the reason. I am proud to be affiliated with them and to support their efforts.

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christine 10/11/2018

Thank you for your support of the mission to end dog racing worldwide!

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Beth E.1

Volunteer

Rating: 1

My Greys are all track retirees. They were all treated well, given medical help when needed. All three WANT to race still. I wish this organization would just tell the truth. Lies only cause confusion which seems to be the goal of this group.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

I would rate this "non-profit" zero stars if I could. Complete frauds who spread lies about greyhound racing for the sole purpose if stuffing a few million dollars in their greedy pockets.

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christine 06/01/2018

This fake "review" was posted by a dog racing supporter, as part of an organized campaign to try to drive down our review score on this site. GREY2K USA works to pass greyhound protection laws, phase out dog racing and promote greyhound adoption. We have a strong record of accomplishments. Thirty-one dog tracks have closed or ended dog racing in the U.S. since our formation in 2001. During the same period, gambling on dog races has dropped by 70% and greyhound breeding has declined by 60%. We have passed sixteen major greyhound protection laws, including prohibitions on commercial dog racing in Colorado, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Arizona. We are an efficient non-profit organization. In 2016, 81% of all expenditures were used directly for programs including legislative advocacy, ballot initiatives, legal research, and public education about the cruelty of greyhound racing. Greyhound breeders resort to cynical tactics like this because we are ending their cruelty.

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