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GREYHOUND PLANET DAY
The Greyhound, one of the
most ancient of breeds, has had a remarkably colourful history, starting
with its role as a supreme hunting dog, its changing role as a coursing dog,
to its current status as track racing dog, show dog and loving companion.
The Greyhound is possibly the forerunner of a breed of canines belonging to
the "sight-hound" family, and is undoubtedly the best known of the breed.
greyhound adoption movement in North America has burgeoned in the last
decade, and adoption groups have also been established in Britain,
Australia, Ireland, Norway and Spain. This International Greyhound Planet
Day commemoration began as the idea of a Kansas City greyhound adopter,
Therese Skinner. The idea has found a home with the American-European
Greyhound Alliance (www.ameurogreyhoundalliance.org). Greyhound
International Planet Day is being celebrated by greyhound advocates the
world over, with events being sponsored across the United States, Canada,
Britain, Ireland, Norway and Australia.
Greyhound Planet is a time
chosen each year to honour the Greyhound and its relatives (Galgos, lurchers,
etc.) throughout the world. The purpose of this international event is to
raise the public's awareness of the wonder and magic of Greyhounds as pets,
educate others on the current status of Greyhounds around the world and to
honour those Greyhounds who have left us too soon. The American-European
Greyhound Alliance is serving as an information source for individual groups
around the world as they plan their Greyhound awareness events.
Please join the Greyhound
celebration and remembrance of our wonderful hounds during our third annual Greyhound Planet event
which will be celebrated in the National Capital Region
(Canada) on Saturday, 30 October 2010. To read about previous
celebrations, please see the links in the side bar.