In his decision, Mayor Johnson lamented the end of greyhound racing but also acknowledged that it is time for London to move on:
"I share the sadness of many people about the demise of dog racing from this historic corner of London. However, I believe this proposal will provide a major boost for Walthamstow, creating new jobs and new homes, many of which will be affordable and attract desperately needed new investment into the area."We are grateful to everyone who joined us in this important campaign, including advocacy group GreytExploitations. Most of all, we are grateful to everyone who e-mailed the mayor and asked him to side with the dogs. This victory proves once again that a grassroots campaign built on common sense and compassion can succeed, and that history is on our side. Today, we are a step closer to ending the cruelty of greyhound racing.
Absolutely FANTASTIC news Carey!! Another step towards ending the cruelty behind this Draconian so called sport! Well done to everyone that contributed to this result, every little bit helps and the existance of advocacy groups such as yourselves and GreytExploitations is invaluable! Keep up the good work xReplyDelete
SI ES UNA FANTASTICA VICTORIA, LOS GALGOS MERECEN TENER UNA BUENA VIDA YA QUE LOS UTILIZAN EN CARRERAS SIN TENER UN POCO DE COMPASION POR ELLOS.Delete
That's so wonderful!!! *Raises glass - to the greyhounds!* So happy for the dogs!ReplyDelete
Such great news to wake up to - well done everyone!!!ReplyDelete
Just noted Greyhound Safe UK were not thanked for their constant campaigning and work – just wondering why they weren’t given a very just mention or thanks? Not taking from the fact it is indeed wonderful news and a step in the right direction. Thanks to all those who are truly the voice of the voiceless.ReplyDelete