To the Editor:
I am writing in response to your article “Potsdam Agway Hosting Annual Retired Greyhound Adoption Day Dec. 8” from Nov. 23. I sincerely hope your readers will come out and meet the greyhounds at this event.
Greyhounds are wonderful companion animals. They tend to be quiet, loving animals who just want to be loved. And curl up on your couch. We don’t call them “45 mph couch potatoes” for nothing.
It is a real tragedy that so many of these wonderful animals are killed every year simply because they cannot race competitively.
Too often injuries that are completely treatable result in the death of the greyhound. Other greyhounds are killed because they are not fast enough. The greyhound racing industry represents institutionalized animal cruelty.
Greyhounds deserve better. I have been involved in greyhound adoption, foster care, and advocacy since 2005, and currently share my home with four greyhounds. I am also vice president of GREY2K USA, the largest national nonprofit greyhound protection organization in the U.S. For more information, please visit www.grey2kusa.org.
Eric Jackson, Albuquerque, NM