LETTERS: Dogs' life

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The Independent Online
Your report on the growth of greyhound racing, "Track-life..." (Real Life, 19 May) said nothing about what happens to these animals once they are past their best racing form.

It is estimated that 10,000-12,000 are retired every year. Most are humanely destroyed even though they are still healthy, while some are brutally killed by owners unwilling to pay for them to be put down. Others are shipped abroad to live and race in disgraceful conditions or are used in animal experiments. How much of the huge profits made out of dog racing goes to providing for these animals once they are no longer needed?

Ken Schofield

Anstey, Leicester