Young council candidates disgust leads to Belle Vue track being shut down a must!
In May 2019, Local elections will be taking place across the city of Manchester. Longsight ward in Manchester is a ward in which your vote really will make a difference to the lives of greyhounds. This ward is home to Belle Vue greyhound racing stadium- a stadium that has for far too long been allowed to exploit greyhounds. But enough is enough. Change can happen but only with you. A young, bold and fearless person will make the difference that greyhounds are crying out for. Kobe Bibbon, a local resident and active member of the ‘ Shut Down Belle Vue greyhound race track in Manchester’ group is running as the Liberal Democrat candidate there. The group have already endorsed Kobe as they know that he is the only candidate that will get the stadium shut down and fight for the voiceless animals inside. And we at CAGED are too proud to endorse Kobe Bibbon to get elected in Longsight ward in May 2019. Despite college and campaigning for his own campaign, Kobe has spent months protesting to get the stadium closed down and as a local councillor he pledges to fight every single day that the stadium gates remain open. Kobe, currently 17 years old has family and friends that work in the stadium. Rather than turning a blind eye, he took a stand and joined us even though many that he knew were upset by this. He took real action. Now we ask that you make a real difference in supporting Kobe for Longsight and urging Longsight residents to do the same. Longsight has never seen a candidate this passionate about fighting for a better future for the greyhounds. That is why we are putting our faith in Kobe to be that essential voice in putting the greyhounds at the heart of his campaign. When you go to Vote next May, the question you need to ask yourself is this- Do I want more greyhound injuries on my doorstep or affordable homes to boost my local area? When people set fireworks off right near the kennels recently, it wasn’t the current local councillor that made a complaint about this or took action, it was Kobe, and when these stadiums have freezers inside them for the bodies of dead dogs, it isn’t the controlling councillors that are horrified and want to make change, it’s this young animal rights activist that is. It doesn’t take political courage to speak up for those without a voice, it takes political will. Political will that Kobe is ready to take. When the GBGB put profit before animal welfare, Kobe will do the absolute opposite and fight animal exploitation where ever it occurs within society. The greyhounds don’t get to vote next May, but you do. You have the chance to elect not just Manchester’s youngest ever councillor, but the candidate that will stand firm and on the right side of animal rights. Elect Kobe, the real greyhound progressive and together let’s make greyhound racing in Manchester a thing of the past!