Greyhound Remembrance Day At Belle Vue.

Under the Freedom of Information Act, greyhound protection campaigners have obtained details of dozens of greyhounds that have been put to death, sometimes after serious injury, at Manchester's Belle Vue Stadium within the past 15 months. In memory of all these dogs, and of the many thousands of others that have suffered and died over the years because of the existence of the Belle Vue track, there was a remembrance ceremony outside the stadium on Sunday 16 November 2008. Although the ceremony was of a quiet and solemn nature it was visual, with anti-greyhound racing banners and placards. There was a minutes' silence for all the greyhounds that have suffered and died, followed by the laying of wreaths and flowers at the entrance to the stadium. In addition to this important remembrance event, Greyhound Action Manchester hold regular demos / leafletting outside Belle Vue (usually on Saturday evenings, but sometimes weeknights too) to coincide with dog racing taking place there. They urgently need more volunteers to assist them, so if you can get along to help, even if only occasionally, please contact them.

Race cars not dogs
Rest in peace
You bet they die
Belle Vue entrance

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