Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Protesters Gone Bad!
With my local temperatures reaching close to 110 degrees this week, I am reminded of an incident several years ago in Miami where a group of angry individuals chose to hold a protest outside of the hotel where the World Greyhound Racing meeting was held. It was a warm, humid day and these angry individuals had greyhounds with them. I watched as these protesters kept the greyhounds out in the heat and excessive humidity, forcing them to stand on the concrete pavement without allowing breaks in shade or water yet there in the shade drinking an iced beverage sat the person who ran the adoption program and organized this particular protest.
It was not until I called the police that these protesters finally took the dogs into shade and gave them water and a break.
Pictures of a recent protest by another group of angry individuals with greyhounds again show these individuals are willing to put dogs at risk for their own hate. It appears that no matter what the weather conditions are, their "cause" outweighs the dogs they claim to "protect".
So for you angry few who insist on using greyhounds as props during your protests, here is information to help the dogs you are abusing during protests:
It is time for all of us who love greyhounds to demand ACCOUNTABILITY, TRANSPARENCY of these organizations who are protesting greyhound racing – a start would be to demand the policy and procedures they use to ensure the safety of the greyhounds they use as props!