Feb. 3rd, 2010

scarybex: (Amy)

It's the penultimate race of the mid-day meeting on 13 January at Hall Green greyhound track, Birmingham. As the dogs hurtle down the back straight a stomach-churning crack is heard across the stadium and Gulleen Star quickly pulls up. According to the dog's trainer Alan Bodell, the black male had "smashed his hock (left) completely in half." The trainer further ads: "You just have to put them out of their misery as quick as possible. I've been in it (greyhound racing) long enough now to know what happens, it's just not nice."

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