Greyhound welfare campaigners promise ongoing campaign at Towcester Racecourse

People protesting against greyhound racing nights at Towcester Racecourse
People protesting against greyhound racing nights at Towcester Racecourse
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GREYHOUND owners who say the numbers of dogs treated cruelly for sport is heavily underestimate have promised an ongoing campaign at Towcester Racecourse.

On Monday 10 protestors gathered at the racecourse entrance to highlight plans for a £1.25 million dog track.

In February South Northants Council gave the racecourse planning permission to build the 420metre track, despite a petition signed by 1,366 people.

The racecourse hit back by saying the track was designed in a way that it would not harm competing dogs, and signed deal with a greyhound rehoming centre to ensure retired dogs are treated well.

Amanda Richards from Brackley said they hope to have protestors at the entrance at every Saturday race night.

Kevin Ackerman, racecourse general manager said with a passion for animal welfare they hope to become a beacon of good practice for the greyhound industry.

More to come.