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Czeching on Ambrose – Really!
“Members of the Greyhound Forum were disappointed to learn of Ambrose’s background and of his injuries whilst racing, which appear to have been recurring.
It has now been confirmed that Ambrose is scheduled for/ already resident in the Czech Republic where he is to be put to stud.
Regrettably there are currently insufficient good homes for all retired greyhounds in the U.K., nevertheless, the Forum members have expressed their concern to GBGB, for the long term welfare of Ambrose. They have asked for a 3, 6month and one year report on his health and welfare. In addition the Forum will be reviewing, once again, the terms of Rule 18, so that the long term care of all retiring greyhounds can be better monitored.
Clarissa Baldwin – Chairman Greyhound Forum
We have dealt with Greyhound Forum over many years, and generally have great respect for their ethos and integrity but I cannot help feel that they have lost the plot here. On what possible grounds can they have any issue with a retired greyhound going to the Czech Republic?
Over a period of years I have met a number of hugely enthusiastic Czech greyhound supporters. They race various breeds in an amateur way, and I would anticipate that should Ambrose get some matings, they are as likely to be cross breeds as anything.
I have made several visits to Continental Europe to see their racing, and it is so refreshing to see people travel great distances to race their various breeds for no prize money, with no betting involvement, just the joy of seeing their animals race. Whippets, Afghans, you name it.
Not for the first time, I feel the Greyhound Forum is trying to appease anti-greyhound lunatics with a disingenuous agenda. Which nations exactly do you have an issue with? France, Germany? Or is it the Czechs in particular, given their history of what!!!! Are there any other nations that you have issues with? Or maybe you think we should give a dog a new home but retain a right to go and check on it. Do Dogs Trust or Battersea do that with dogs they have re-homed? Well bugger off then and treat us with some respect – Ed