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33 Dead Greyhounds Found at Racetrack

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33 Dead Greyhounds Found at Racetrack by Guest BloggerOfficials responding to a complaint about the smell of decaying animals at Florida’s Ebro Greyhound Park found 33 dead and decomposing dogs who had apparently starved to death as well as four more dogs who were near death. Racer Ronald Williams was arrested and charged with 37 counts of felony cruelty to animals in connection with what the county sheriff says is one of the most disturbing cases of animal abuse his department has ever investigated. Williams had apparently abandoned the dogs to die when the racing season ended.

Greyhounds want nothing more than to snuggle on the couch and be part of a family, but those used in racing live in cramped cages and are muzzled most of the time. Illnesses and injuries-including broken legs, heatstroke, and heart attacks-claim the lives of many dogs. When they’re too old or slow to continue, greyhounds are thrown away like garbage.

But thanks to the efforts of PETA and other animal rights groups, 25 tracks have closed in the U.S. alone since 2001, and Barbados, Guam, Haiti, and Indonesia have all shuttered their tracks. PETA Asia is fighting hard to keep greyhound racing out of the Philippines.

Please share this story on Facebook with all your friends, and help spread the word about this cruel industry.

This post was originally published on The PETA Files.

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    Marg Durrance says...

    November 5th, 2010, 2:06 pm

    I hope the book is thrown at this person who is in the same category as anyone who exploits dogs eg dog fighting with no regards to their feelings or well being. Only a business. This is particularly cruel making these dogs suffer a long lingering painful death. He is surely a true sociopath.

    Sylvia says...

    November 5th, 2010, 3:52 pm

    It’s great that Mr.Williams has been convicted. Hopefully, we can expect a follow-up on this matter as further events unfold.

    Carolyn Lombardi says...

    November 8th, 2010, 12:09 pm

    They should starve him while his is in jail.

    deb says...

    November 16th, 2010, 11:00 pm

    How on earth can a human being do this to innocent, vulnerable creatures?!! It breaks my heart to think of what those animals went through. Probably hoping and wondering when someone was coming to feed them. I would love to see the punishment inflicted on these disgusting lowlifes to be exactly what they did to the animals. An eye for an eye, nothing less.

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