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Town council attacks plans for race track

GREYHOUND WELFARE campaigners have welcomed news that a Cumbrian town council has dropped plans for a greyhound track in the town.

Cockermouth town council agreed to abandon the idea for a new track at Tarn Close after being inundated with a barrage of emails, calls and letters from across the world criticising the move. The nearest competitive greyhound tracks are in Gretna, Scotland or the north east.

Recent statistics from the British Greyhound Racing Board show that the number of greyhounds being registered to race fell last year while the number of dogs being re-homed by the industry’s own rehoming arm, the Retired Greyhound Trust rose by 14 per cent to around 4,500.