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

Rating: 5 stars  

GREY2K USA

With public support GREY2K USA works towards a vision of a world in which greyhound racing is banned and greyhound dogs are cherished and treated with compassion. It plays a key advocacy and educational role to ensure a better future for these intelligent and loving dogs.

GREY2K leads the charge into a more humane future for greyhounds, briefing legislators and the media on the actuality of the lives lived by racing of greyhounds. Working with local groups, communities and experts GREY2KUSA has secured modern laws and institutions that have reversed some of the damage done to greyhounds and to protect them in the future. GREY2KUDSA is an evolving organization. As someone who lives in Australia I can say unequivocally the GREY2K USA WORLWIDE reaches out to connect with people far and wide.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field
christine (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you so much for your wonderful support and for seeing that greyhounds worldwide need help! Go team!

 

Review for GREY2K USA Worldwide, Arlington, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field
christine (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

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

 

Review for GREY2K USA Worldwide, Arlington, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field
christine (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

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

 

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

Rating: 5 stars  

The lived lives of greyhounds in the racing industry is far removed from the public gaze. Shrouded in secrecy not least as a result of the active use of deceptive practices by the industry, public knowledge of the nature of the greyhound and their fate within the closed world of racing is at best superficial and at worse utterly distorted. The GREY2K USA Education Fund has been and is fundamental to a more complete, humane and accurate public understanding of the cruelty of dog racing, the nature of these dogs and what their lives are like within the industry and what their lives could be like when rescued and adopted by caring individuals and families. Not only a five star, but an absolutely essential service.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field
carey2 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you Rob for your thoughtful review.