Greyhound protection campaigners have held a remembrance ceremony outside Manchester’s Belle Vue
Stadium following revelations that dozens of greyhounds have been “put down” at the dog track and
their bodies supplied to Liverpool University for research.
About 30 local supporters of Greyhound Action, many of them accompanied by rescued greyhounds, held
a minute’s silence and laid wreaths and flowers in memory of the dogs that had been put to death.
The event, which took place yesterday afternoon (Sunday 16th), was prompted by details, obtained by
campaigners under the Freedom of Information Act, which revealed that in the period from September
2007 until September 2008, the university carried out research on the bodies of 45 greyhounds, after
the dogs had been put to death at Belle Vue, following injury on the track or simply because their
racing owners no longer wanted them.
Greyhound Action’s UK Co-ordinator, Tony Peters, said: “Following a national newspaper report a few
months ago that Liverpool University was […]