Grey2K and minions are masters of deception. Their deceptions are presented as facts and they present them by means of gossip.
Gossip.... What image does the word conjure up in your brain? Can you see the two biddies gossiping across the back fence? Can you see the high school girls whispering to each other in the hall? Can you envision Grey2K's minions blogging and sharing their dis-information across the world wide web? If you can, congratulations! All of them are forms of gossip and / or the closely related activity, rumor mongering.
In today's world, gossip is one of greatest and most popular forms of entertainment amongst people! For some reason, it is entertaining to hear about others' lives and drama. The problem with gossip, however, is it is 1) the fastest way to spread untruths and partial truths (dis-information), 2) it cheapens a persons life and 3) it can and does destroy people and their lives. Make no mistake... gossip is evil. We have to wonder what is missing from people's lives for them to take such an exaggerated and superficial interest in others?
Gossip is one of the methods that the anti-racing faction and animal rights activists employ in their attacks against people who work with animals in any way. They've been known to attack guide dogs for the blind, ranchers, racing folks (both dog & horse), dog show folks and even people who just don't share their view! According to them, if you use an animal in ANY way, it is evil. They spread their litany by gossip, rumor and innuendo, masqueraded as "sharing information."
- Intent - Gossipers often have the goal of building themselves up by making others look bad and by exalting themselves as some repository of knowledge, and
- The type of knowledge shared - Gossipers speak of the failings and faults of others, and
- A gossip is a person who habitually reveals and spreads personal or sensational facts, rumors and/or reports about others regardless of veracity and/or resulting consequences.
Common Untruths Spread by Grey2K
- "20,000 to 50,000 greyhounds are killed each year"
- "The dogs get no personal attention."
- "Greyhounds are starved so they will be motivated to catch the lure and eat it."
- "Greyhounds are fed a poor diet."
FACT: Greyhounds are not forced to race. They either will or they won't. Chasing the lure is an instinctual reaction for a greyhound, which is a member of the sighthound family. Prior to a race, they exhibit great excitement because they know they are going to chase.
- "Greyhounds are trained with live animals."
There are many, many more sensational "facts" espoused by the anti-racing faction all spouted to show everyone all the good they do. There are so many, this blog isn't big enough to expose them all!
In addition to being gossips, many of the people associated with Grey2K seem to be afflicted by Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Why? People with this disorder are very preoccupied with themselves and their energies are often devoted to shoring up their own fragile sense of self-esteem. They have a strong desire to feel special and to be admired by others. Therefore, they often use others as a sort of prop to bolster their ego - other people are frequently seen as an audience who exist to satisfy their need to feel good about themselves. When possible, people with this disorder will associate themselves with people who are famous, wealthy, or powerful. Their wish in assembling such a prestigious audience is that some prestige and glory will reflect back upon them; less important people who cannot reflect glory are not worth their while.
Grey2K states "a few times a month, greyhounds are removed from their cages and taken to the racetrack where they compete"
A fit greyhound usually races two to three times a week.
Grey2K claims that "7 states have banned racing."
It is LEGAL to hold greyhound racing in 49 states. What is illegal in some states is parimutuel betting. The only state to have actually banned greyhound racing is Idaho.
Grey2K states that greyhounds are confined to their crates more than 20 hours a day.
If that were the case, these dogs would not be in shape to race. Like people, the dogs need exercise so they don't get fat and flabby. They need exercise to maintain their muscular condition as well as their overall physical condition to keep them fit for racing.
Grey2K is a tax exempt charity
Grey2K has posted on their FaceBook page that they are "A national, non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cruelty of greyhound racing. We are a network of humane-minded citizens who work to pass stronger greyhound protection laws nationwide." This statement is somewhat misleading as it leads one to believe that Grey2K is a non-profit, tax-exempt charity. It isn't. Donations to Grey2K are NOT tax deductible.
Grey2K presents itself as placing greyhounds in homes.
Grey2K does NOT participate in greyhound adoptions. They do not place retirees in homes. They LOBBY... They are, more or less, POLITICIANS as they attempt to influence public policy. They attempt to influence it so much that Grey2K was named in an election extortion and tampering case.
As previously stated, this blog isn't big enough to enumerate all of the questionable statements. However, the ones listed should get people thinking.
Yours in greyhounds....