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Greyhound Derby Day protest planned

ANOTHER DAY of action against the Greyhound Racing Industry has been planned for Saturday. June 3rd, to coincide with the industry’s own ‘Derby Day’.

Supporters of South Devon Greyhound Action plan to stage a protest at 1pm outside William Hill bookmakers, in Fleet Street, Torquay., Devon.

William Hill are the largest Bookmakers in the UK pouring millions of pounds into the greyhound racing industry every year via their betting shops, on-line betting and digital racing channel, they also own two greyhound stadiums (Sunderland and Newcastle-upon-Tyne) and are the sponsor for the Greyhound Derby.

A spokesperson for SDGA told OUR DOGS: "By demonstrating outside the William Hill betting shop, South Devon Greyhound Action aims to educate the general public about the horrific truth behind the industry, encouraging people not to bet on the dogs and urging William Hill to go virtual! This is in support of Greyhound Action UK's 'Virtual Virtues' campaign which aims to persuade bookmakers to cease involvement in live greyhound racing and instead concentrate on virtual (computerised) racing which involves no suffering or killing of dogs."

The demonstration will be followed by a silent march through the centre of Torquay, finishing in the Union Square shopping precinct where the group will set up an information stall and hold a further demo whilst handing out leaflets to the general public and encouraging people to sign petitions.

The march will be accompanied by the solemn beat of a drum and demonstrators will be wearing ‘death masks’ and carrying banners and placards.

For further details please contact SDGA on 07812 742232 or email SDGA at