Citizens Against Greyhound Racing is an all-volunteer, 501 (c) (3) organization. Our mission is to promote the greyhound as a highly esteemed companion animal via public education and to protect the breed by ending specific greyhound racing abuse including use as a racing dog.
Our organization was formed back in late 2000 and incorporated in early 2001 as Pennsylvania Citizens Against Greyhound Racing. Several of our founding members have worked for years in greyhound rescue. They witnessed first hand the horrific condition of the greyhounds released from the dog racing tracks and farms and realized that the numbers of greyhounds needing homes would be endless as long as the business of pari-mutuel greyhound racing existed. Other members had only to look upon their own beloved greyhounds to realize it was time to take a stand. Thus, we all came together to advocate against greyhound cruelty and the end of pari-mutuel greyhound racing.
Where Are We Now?
Pennsylvania was removed from our name back in 2004 after successful passage of legislation in PA that proactively banned greyhound live racing in the state. We are now Citizens Against Greyhound Racing and our efforts have expanded beyond the borders of Pennsylvania. Our goal was originally to advocate against greyhound cruelty and end pari-mutuel greyhound racing in Pennsylvania, but has now since changed. Having won the backing of the PA legislation, it is now our goal to set out and advocate for proper treatment of greyhounds as well as hopefully eliminate pari-mutuel greyhound racing in other states across the USA and possibly past its borders.
If you have any questions for us about how you can help us with our mission feel free to reach out to us over email or visit our contact page and send us a message.