Mark Bird, Managing Director of GBGB has responded to the earlier press release by Greyhound Trust (below)

Bird said: “We shared the widespread shock and outrage about the latest marketing materials produced by Greyhound Trust. I personally visited the Trust offices early last week to speak to their CEO and outlined our concerns about the materials and the myths and allegations perpetuated in them and the obvious effect that it had on our pro- racing community.

“We are pleased that the Trustees of Greyhound Trust have issued their categorical apology and look forward to their follow up actions to ensure that whatever went wrong cannot and will not be repeated. Everyone across our sport will judge the Greyhound Trust going forward on its actions and we sincerely hope that we can quickly move on and restore good relations with an important contributor to our welfare work.”

The original Greyhound Trust statement