Barcelona, a photo a day

Earth day: the greyhound

Dog races are very popular in Spain. But… What to do with the dogs, mainly greyhounds, once they’re too old or too slow? They are usually put to sleep.
Several groups here try to save them, to buy them, and they are then given for adoption.

10 responses

  1. This is so sad. It happens here too.


    April 26, 2010 at 2:09 pm

  2. Great shot Rob, I think this beautiful critter is cute, I hope people treat them well.He looks happy in this picture!
    Very interesting post,
    have a nice week


    April 26, 2010 at 12:48 pm

  3. First the exploitation and then??

    Wonderful photo, fantastic!


    April 26, 2010 at 9:13 am

  4. I stand corrected, it is a greyhound, not an afghan.


    April 26, 2010 at 4:56 am

  5. Like the greyhounds here, I suppose? That is sad. Looks like this beautiful one found a good home!


    April 26, 2010 at 12:58 am

  6. My son, in Florda, takes some greyhounds that are retired and no longer race. He had three the last time I heard.


    April 25, 2010 at 11:49 pm

  7. This is shocking.
    I wish I could take one home.

    Your new banner is great.


    April 25, 2010 at 8:45 pm

  8. that's the same thing that hapens to the dogs on Ireland. There is a Swedish theme over there who recues a lot of them and then they come to Sweden and get loving familys at last. and, by the way, I think it's mostly greyhounds as afghans has long hair and would not suit for racing unless just for fun

    Christina, sweden


    April 25, 2010 at 8:26 pm

  9. That is so sad! I think many of these “games” are antiquated and should be finally outlawed. I would never go to or support dog races or dog fights. Not much difference if they are all killed in the end.


    April 25, 2010 at 5:34 pm

  10. It's a sad end for those poor dogs who are put “to sleep” because they are deemed to be no longer useful. The same problem exists in the U.S.


    April 25, 2010 at 4:16 pm