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  Newsmakers   11 Dec 2017  Animal activist rescues 9 greyhounds from slaughter in China

Animal activist rescues 9 greyhounds from slaughter in China

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Dec 11, 2017, 7:46 pm IST
Updated : Dec 11, 2017, 7:46 pm IST

Campaigner Kerry Elliman's charity Birmingham Greyhound Protection has received £3,000 in donations.

Her charity Birmingham Greyhound Protection has received £3,000 in donations. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Her charity Birmingham Greyhound Protection has received £3,000 in donations. (Photo: Pixabay)

A kind-hearted animal lover travelled 5,000 miles to rescue nine British greyhounds facing slaughter in China.

Campaigner Kerry Elliman's charity Birmingham Greyhound Protection has received £3,000 in donations.

 

Kerry has been overwhelmed by the support she has received from kind-hearted since the plight of the dogs was highlighter. 

Kerry said to Mirror.co.uk, “The response has been fantastic. We just need to keep going and keep the pressure on.”

She has also received several offers for new homes for the dogs. 

39-year-old Jacqui Honeyman from Glasgow adopted one of the dogs, Hope, she said to Mirror, “I want people to see the happy ending abused dogs can have.”

A petition to ban the export of British greyhounds started by CAGED, the Campaign Against Greyhound Exploitation and Death, via change.org and has already attracted over 30,000 signatures, and Kerry is urging readers to keep signing.

 

One can sign the petition by looking up “Caged Nationwide” on change.org.

Simon Banks of the Great British Greyhound Board confirmed dog exports are under investigation.

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