Written by PETA
Williams starved 34 greyhounds to death and will spend five
years behind bars—the maximum allowed—after pleading guilty to 39 felony counts
of cruelty to animals. Five other dogs in Williams' "care" at Florida's
Ebro Greyhound Park were found barely alive. PETA had pushed for the most stringent
penalty for Williams.
Racing greyhounds typically spend
their entire lives in cramped cages and are kept muzzled at all times. These
gentle dogs rarely know the comfort of a kind word or a gentle touch. When too
old, injured, or tired to continue racing, the dogs are often discarded like
you live in Arizona, Florida, Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, West Virginia, or Iowa—the
last seven states where greyhounds are still forced to race—click here to contact our Action Team to find out what you can do to
fight this cruel "sport."
Written by Jennifer O'Connor
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