Clash Nitro and Rent a Flyer.
Thursday 16th July 2009 marks the third anniversary of the Seaham Slaughter exposure by The Sunday Times, exposing the killing of an estimated 10,000 greyhounds by David Smith on the North East coast of England.
Four days earlier, on Wednesday 12th July, a beautiful summers morning, Clash Nitro aged 2 years and 9 months and Rent A Flyer, even younger at 2 years and 2 months were taken to Seaham. Unaware of their fate, they showed no resistance when led by David Smith to the slaughtering shed, Rent A Flyer only glancing back when alerted by the camera shutter of the undercover photographer.
We will never know who had to watch his kennel mate being slaughtered and then endure the fear of knowing this was also to be his impending death. We will never know if Smith used his captive bolt gun effectively, designed only to stun and not kill outright. We will never know the names of the estimated 10,000 greyhounds Smith buried alive on his land in the burning lime.
What we do know is that there were 12,819 greyhounds exported from Ireland last year, just like Clash Nitro and Rent A Flyer, all trained to perform and tragically, to be raced to death for the price of a bet.
Please take a moment of your time and light two candles, one for each of these innocent boys and reflect on the suffering they endured at the hands of Smith.
RENT A FLYER May 11th 2004 - July 12th 2006 CLASH NITRO November 1st 2003 - July 12th 2006
Run fast boys..Run free at last.
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