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We work to expose and end the cruelty inflicted on animals in the name of sport

Racing Animals

greyhound report 2014

The League Against Cruel Sports believes that dogs and horses should not suffer in the name of sport.

Racing dogs

British greyhound racing operates largely in secret. Despite multiple media exposes of cruelty and killing, two damning reports on the industry and a new set of welfare regulations, it is still not possible to accurately assess the welfare of racing greyhounds in Britain due to the hidden nature of its self-regulation.

The information that is available suggests that countless dogs still suffer terrible injuries and many die as a result of industry failings. Find out more>>

Racing horses

British Horseracing Authority (BHA) figures reveal that around 200 horses die at UK racecourses every year. Most of these fatalities occur in National Hunt racing (also known as jump racing or steeplechase) which includes the Grand National and Cheltenham Festival.

These figures do not include horse deaths that occur during training or elective euthanasia (BHA definition: euthanasia carried out on welfare and/or economic grounds when the injuries do not fulfil the criteria for immediate humane euthanasia). Find out more>>