1. Promoting Greyhounds as pets
2. Ending the exploitation of Greyhounds
Caged Nationwide is a not for profit registered company based in the UK.
We are the most active registered greyhound welfare awareness and protection organisation in Europe.
We hold a 100% anti greyhound racing stance.
We oppose the systemic exploitation of the greyhound breed
Greyhound racing is dependent on over-breeding and culling of dogs in Ireland to attain those who are compatible for racing throughout the UK
1) The forced racing of dogs who visibly express signs of fear
2) Any beating or intimidation of dogs who do not comply with their owners/trainers demands
3) Any resistance to treat dogs with injuries
4) The legal acceptance within rules to destroy dogs for a treatable injury
5) The random and legal hoarding of dogs when no longer of use as a commodity
6) Keeping dogs isolated for long periods of time and or in dire conditions
7) Keeping retired dogs under the care of banned trainers
All above information is documented on this website and can be substantiated on request.
Our team consists of researchers, undercover people, and greyhound welfare awareness promoters.
We are represented legally where necessary.
Why we formed
At the beginning of 2012, the anti racing movement was visibly weak, with only a few protest groups in existence and the most active campaign group 'Greyhound Action' resigning. With only a couple of poorly attended protests existing at greyhound tracks across the UK, we seen a desperate need for a staunch and highly active campaign group to get involved and grow the anti racing movement into a giant that is equal to the greyhound racing industry itself. Today 17 out of 22 greyhound tracks have protest groups attending their gates.
What we do
Carry out investigations and deliver exposures in the good interests of the public.
Carry out private/criminal prosecutions where necessary.
Work in affiliation with greyhound rescue by providing valuable data which allows them to retrieve greyhounds that have been exported to die in China, and eventually bring them to safety.
Intercept greyhound transports that are illegal.
Fund mass outdoor awareness.
Provide free advice and materials to protest groups and advocates.
Fund awareness via magazine and newspaper publications.
Ban or not to Ban
We are working politically to tighten regulations and we are in favour of a ban on greyhound racing with a phase out of 4 years to allow safe re homing of the dogs.
We do not support an 'overnight' ban on greyhound racing for the following reasons.
There are approximately 15,000 greyhounds within the British racing pool. For this reason we would have concerns about mass culling due to the already lack of space in greyhound rescues across the board.
The greyhound racing industry is in steep decline. With a total of almost 300 unlicensed and licensed tracks existing in the past. Only 22 licensed tracks exist today and only 4 unlicensed tracks around the UK.
Almost every year between one and two tracks close, with some dogs moving onto different tracks, and others being rescued.
21 Licensed Greyhound tracks remaining
Belle Vue - Planning permission has been approved by Manchester City Council for a new build to replace Belle Vue greyhound track
Brighton and Hove
Sittingbourne (Central Park)
Shawfield (Last licensed greyhound track in Scotland)
Unlicensed Greyhound Tracks remaining
Thornton - Scotland