1. Promoting Greyhounds as pets
2. Ending the exploitation of Greyhounds
Caged Nationwide Greyhound Protection Group was formed in 2012
Our team aim to raise awareness of the cruelty within the Greyhound racing industry.
We always welcome new volunteers and ideas of ways in which we can peacefully raise awareness.
Examples of the way we raise awareness are below:
We hire spectacular backlit billboards and advertising spaces on buses where we apply images that capture the attention of hundreds of thousands of commuters over a short period of time.
We have featured on ITV, the BBC and dozens of radio stations, also in national newspapers and magazines where we reach out to people and allow them to do their own research.
What we do
Greyhound protection group ‘CAGED North West now Caged Nationwide' was formed in early 2012. As Greyhound Action had just ceased campaigning and the only remaining greyhound protection group that continued to politically campaign was Greytexploitations, we felt there was a desperate need for more campaigners and decided to wholeheartedly jump on board. We believe there is still a great shortage of campaigners and this denies the dogs the help they desperately need. The intentions of CAGED are to cover all bases; Exposure of the cruelty and corruption within the racing industry, education, political lobbying and using new methods to raise mass awareness. We want everyone to be aware of the truth. We present cases that are well documented, regardless of this, we have been threatened with legal action on occasion. We will continue our work and will not be backed into a corner for speaking the truth. If any person does proceed to take legal action against us, we can only hope we gain more public support in the process.
The exposures are never personal, we have no intention to become personal with individuals who exploit the dogs and our battle is with the greyhound racing industry as a whole. In order for us to bring the industry down, we must expose the individuals who exploit the dogs, they are part of the industry and the worst culprits being those greyhound trainers and owners who keep large numbers of dogs. The industry itself is in debt and we do not believe the GBGB (Greyhound Board of Great Britain) can afford to help maintain large numbers of dogs when a greyhound trainer fails to look after them, this would serve no purpose to the industry and would not be cost effective. When we began campaigning we could not believe the injustices within the law and that such industry is permitted to be a self- regulated one, with disciplinaries that are almost worthless and re-introductions of legislation that continuously fail to protect the dogs.