Yesterday, the Times of India reported that plans are underway to build a large greyhound racetrack in Punjab, India. The state government appears ready to move forward with this harmful proposal, despite the strong objections of Beauty Without Cruelty India, a charitable trust dedicated to helping animals.
Earlier this year, Beauty Without Cruelty India submitted a petition signed by people all across the world to the Chief Minister of Punjab, asking him not to legalize dog racing. This petition demonstrated overwhelming opposition to greyhound racing, and according to Beauty Without Cruelty represented more than four million individuals. Sadly, it seems that this opposition has not yet deterred those who are trying to bring the cruelty of greyhound racing to yet another country.
Nonetheless, the fight for greyhounds in India is not over. Please take a few moments today to contact the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh. Tell him that greyhound racing is cruel and inhumane, and ask him to prevent greyhound racing from being legalized in Punjab.
If greyhound racing is legalized in Punjab, thousands of greyhounds will suffer and die. As a global community, let's join together and do everything in our power to defeat this harmful proposal.