It's one little word that means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. It is a word that has been used to inflect hurt upon people; it is a word that has been used to describe the process of rehoming animals. It is a word that generates images of pathetic, abused animals, which then generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue for some group such as HSUS. It is a word that has been properly used to describe animals taken out of horrific & shocking conditions. One little word.... so many meanings.
|Grey2K Likes Crates at Home... Crates are Good|
Typical Home Crate is 31W x 48L x 34H
The people who use the word to harm and injure, and to sustain a negative stereotype, are like those who continually refer to our President using his middle name with emphasis purely to create the same negative effect. The majority of people are tragically misinformed about greyhounds. In today's racing/adoption model, there is no coercion. People willingly give their greyhounds to adoption groups who willingly see to their rehoming. No one forces anything upon anyone. Yet, when people use the term "rescue" it gives the impression that the racing industry had has been bad to them. However, there is a BIG difference between a dog that came off of a track to a dog wandering the streets.... No comparison at all.
|Grey2K Calls Crates at Track "Abuse"|
What's the difference? Track Crates are 36W x 48L x 36H
They imply that the racing folks don't care and that they are only in it to "make a buck off the backs of the dogs". They are propagandists and use their misinformation to pull on the heart strings of potential new income sources, enabling a kind of weird higher purpose for those donating. Personally, I get pretty darn pissed off about the whole thing. All those wasted dollars would be better served going to actual adoption groups and/or local shelters.
Yours in greyhounds...