April is Adopt A Greyhound Month in the USA - A month dedicated to promoting greyhounds and their needs of adoption and awareness.
This April has good ideas - causes - and action from opposite ends of the world for greyhounds.
This April has given some heart-warming news, such as: Purple Heart Veteran Greyhound Service Dogs - where veterans, suffering with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, 'benefit from the protective companionship' and the greyhounds 'appreciate the unconditional love'.
This April has given shocking and alarming news that the IGB(Irish Greyhound Board/Bord na gCon)are to introduce school children to gambling and animal abuse.
And this April has also given profound and sad news from Ireland, where a press-release from Greyhound Rescue Association Ireland gave news of 'Racing Greyhounds Killed and Dumped in Mass Grave' and news from USA of greyhound deaths at Texas Dog Track.
Such saddening and horrific news shows us, almost tangibly, the tragic lives of the greyhounds sustaining an inherently cruel industry.
* It, sadly, shows how it is vital that we campaign, and speak out for the numbers of greyhounds - the secret slaves of the industry.
* It ,sadly, shows us the very reason why a month dedicated to adoption and awareness is even necessary, and why we are especially endeared to any heart-warming news of greyhounds.
Please take a moment to write a polite email to Ruairi Quinn, Irish Minister for Education and Skills, with your concerns that the IGB are offering 'School Tours With A Difference', introducing school children to gambling and animal abuse.
Email Ruairi Quinn: email@example.com
As always, thank you for joining in with campaigns for greyhounds - please remember to share awareness of their plight.