Welcome to Rufus's web pages!

These pages were created during the last seven years of Rufus's life, in Toronto, Canada. Sadly, that life was cut short on August 10, 2015, when he was diagnosed with an inoperable tumour in his abdomen that was causing him great pain. As he was held and comforted by those who loved him most, Rufus was humanely released forever from his suffering. He had lived for twelve years, two months, and twenty days.

This web site, apart from the page you are reading now, is preserved as it was during Rufus's life (except for the replacement, from time to time, of some outdated hotlinks and other material). Use the Menu Bar above to navigate between the sections of the site.

The present page, however, continues to be updated frequently with current news headlines and other items of interest to people who love greyhounds and care about the welfare of these wonderful companion animals, wherever they are around the world. We do this in tribute to the life of Rufus, who remains forever in our hearts and minds.

World Greyhound News Headlines

The only place on the web providing current greyhound news, views, and videos from around the globe, in English

Adoption group in Buffalo, New York, celebrates 25 years of finding homes for greyhounds October 20, 2016

Twenty-four greyhounds get new homes at Western Australia adoption event October 20, 2016

Queensland greyhound trainer has 18-month cobalt doping penalty reduced on appeal to 4 months, then increased on further appeal to 7 months October 19, 2016 — New South Wales trainer disqualified for 21 weeks after greyhound fails test for caffeine October 20, 2016 — And the never-ending parade of "bad apples" continues in Australian greyhound racing October 20, 2016

Chronology of the NSW dog racing ban and reversal of ban October 18, 2016 — NSW Opposition proposes legislation to repeal the racing ban immediately October 19, 2016 — Opinion: The greyhound industry, lockout laws, and Mike Baird's cowardice October 19, 2016 — NSW Green Party legislator says collapse of racing industry is "a question of when, not if" (YouTube) October 19, 2016

Queensland trainer who admitted to live-baiting has lifetime ban reduced to 8 years October 18, 2016

NSW racing enthusiasts compare political candidates to Hitler and Kim Jong-un October 18, 2016 — Opinion: Hyperbolic comparisons crossed the line October 18, 2016 — Political science professor calls comparisons "crass overstatement" October 20, 2016

GRNSW issues revised hot weather policy October 17, 2016

NSW trainer fined $750 after greyhound fails drug test October 17, 2016

Five greyhounds killed at NSW racetracks since the racing ban was reversed October 17, 2016

The NSW greyhound racing ban and animal welfare October 12, 2016 — October 11th to be known as "National sorry to the gambling industry day" (satire) October 12, 2016 — Opinion: Greyhound racing ban backflip gives another chance to an industry that deserves none October 14, 2016 — Backflipper Baird makes a giant splash October 14, 2016 — Opinion: Mike Baird's backflip will probably kill his political career October 14, 2016 — The premier, the shock-jock, and the dogs: Baird lands awkwardly after his backflip October 14, 2016 — NSW premier bit off more than he could chew October 15, 2016 — Opinion: Mike Baird, the premier who fell to earth October 15, 2016 — Reversal of ban on greyhound racing gets hostile reaction on Twitter October 17, 2016

UK greyhound left in parked car on hottest day of the year July 20, 2016 — Twins plead guilty to animal cruelty October 17, 2016

U.K. journalist says farewell to her beloved greyhound Biscuit, who changed her life forever October 17, 2016

Reason #197 to keep your greyhound on a leash in open public areas October 16, 2016 — U.K. schoolboy left bloodied and bruised after attack by greyhound October 17, 2016

Boy's parents demand criminal charges against greyhound owner October 17, 2016

Where the parties stand on greyhound racing in the October 15 Australian Capital Territory election October 8, 2016 — $1 million annual subsidy to greyhound racing hangs in the balance October 12, 2016 — Government re-elected in the ACT October 16, 2016

March 25, 2017 will be last day of racing ever at Wimbledon October 15, 2016

Argentina close to banning greyhound (galgo) racing (news video) October 12, 2016 — Argentina considers nation-wide greyhound racing ban October 15, 2016

NSW RSPCA launches campaign to "bring back the ban" October 12, 2016 — RSPCA will participate in the Greyhound Industry Reform Panel October 13, 2016 — Racing industry says breeding cap of 2000 dogs per annum is off the table October 14, 2016 — Greyhound racing industry already backtracking from animal welfare promises October 14, 2016 — Government insists breeding cap is still on the table October 15, 2016 — Racing industry "Alliance" has failed to let the industry know the exact commitments it has made to the government on their behalf October 15, 2016

Seven months after greyhound injury reporting legislation was passed, the Florida government still has not started collecting data October 14, 2016

Greyhound and greyhound puppy play in the yard (YouTube video) October 14, 2016

U.S. greyhound racing industry banking on a revival of dog racing in Kansas October 13, 2016

Irish Council Against Blood Sports urges government to stop subsidizing the dog racing industry October 7, 2016 — Irish government budgets for a 1.2 million euros increase in subsidy to greyhound racing industry for 2017 October 11, 2016

Australia's "National Greyhound Racing United" organization threatens journalist and whistleblowers October 12, 2016

Greyhound Racing Victoria admits overbreeding has made it impossible to rehome the industry's cast-off dogs October 12, 2016

Text of NSW premier's announcement overturning the ban on greyhound racing October 11, 2016 — NSW Premier Mike Baird confirms backflip on greyhound racing ban October 11, 2016 — Baird dubbed a coward for reversing greyhound ban October 11, 2016 — Animal welfare groups blast Mike Baird October 11, 2016 — RSPCA condemns government turnabout October 11, 2016 — "You are gutless": Mike Baird's greyhound backflip lashed on social media October 11, 2016 — Opinion: A win for the racing industry but a massive loss for the dogs October 11, 2016 — Veterinary Association says the government must be accountable for greyhound welfare October 11, 2016 — Labor government of Australian Capital Territory is under pressure to perform a similar "backflip" as general election is mere days away October 11, 2016

NSW owner/trainer charged with two counts of torturing and beating an animal to death, aggravated animal cruelty, and using an animal for live baiting October 10, 2016 — Accused trainer is denied bail October 11, 2016 — Accused obtained trainer's licence despite having a criminal record October 11, 2016

Australian Capital Territory will end its annual million-dollar subsidy to greyhound racing, regardless of whether racing ban in New South Wales is reversed October 10, 2016

California nonprofit that rescues greyhounds is fighting for life after governor vetoes tax bill October 10, 2016

Greyhound allowed to run free in Kilkenny, Ireland; kills family's pet rooster October 10, 2016

Opinion: Media backlash misses the point: Horrific cruelty means NSW greyhound racing ban is the only choice October 10, 2016

New South Wales greyhound racing industry faces new allegations of corruption, live baiting, and mass graves October 10, 2016 — Secret inquiry dubbed "Project Yard" October 10, 2016

Dunedin protesters call for ban on New Zealand dog racing (TV news video) October 4, 2016 — Protesters at Forbury Park October 5, 2016 — Coalition of New Zealand welfare groups calls for October 8 national day of action against greyhound racing October 5, 2016 — Demonstration in Auckland against greyhound racing October 8, 2016 — Direct Animal Action press release on today's Auckland protest October 8, 2016

RSPCA poll finds 64% popular support for banning greyhound racing in NSW and the ACT October 8, 2016 — Approval ratings remain above 60% regardless of whether respondents were coalition, Labor or swinging voters October 8, 2016

Australian animal research labs have become "dependent" on the greyhound racing industry: activists October 7, 2016 — Discarded by the racing industry - ending up in research labs October 8, 2016

Macau's Canidrome is looking for ways to keep its business going October 7, 2016

Ten-week disqualification for NSW trainer whose greyhound tested positive for cobalt October 7, 2016

Greyhound viciously mauled by two unsupervised dogs in Western Australia October 7, 2016

British TV host Paul O'Grady appeals on air to find Bud the greyhound/collie a home after he has waited over 1,000 days to be adopted October 6, 2016

Live-baiting Queensland trainer fined for training dogs following ban, damaging police camera October 6, 2016 — $1,500 fine for six offences: wilful damage; trespass; contravention of a prohibition order; breaching duty of care to an animal; and 2 counts of keeping an animal for live baiting October 6, 2016

22nd annual "Greyhounds Reach the Beach" begins Oct. 7 in Delaware October 6, 2016

Greyhound therapy dogs visit long-term care facility near Hamilton, Canada October 6, 2016

Terra the greyhound howling at the sound of sirens (YouTube) October 5, 2016

Victoria's racing minister thinks making older, slower greyhounds continue racing on dangerous racetracks would be a good animal welfare initiative October 5, 2016

Greyhound injuries in NSW unchanged despite reform promises, new figures suggest October 4, 2016 — Thirteen greyhounds dead, 205 injured since bill passed October 5, 2016 — Racing industry blames the government for greyhound injuries and deaths October 5, 2016

Government of Victoria seeks to reduce the power of local planning authorities to regulate greyhound breeding kennels September 17, 2016 — Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds files submission with the Victoria government October 5, 2016

Greyhound industry files new court challenge against New South Wales racing ban, on constitutional grounds September 20, 2016 — Federal Court challenge alleges greyhound racing ban is restraint of interstate trade September 21, 2016 — Constitutional law professor says the industry is likely to lose in court September 21, 2016 — Another legal opinion agrees October 5, 2016

Irish Greyhound Board has received 213.3 million of taxpayers' money since 2001 October 4, 2016

Decomposed and mummified remains of up to 20 dogs, mostly sighthounds, discovered in Lincolnshire October 3, 2016 — RSPCA powerless to do anything about it October 4, 2016

Opinion: NSW greyhound racing ban: It's about cruelty, not politics September 30, 2016 — Opinion: Thank you, Mike Baird, for banning greyhound racing October 1, 2016 — Opinion: On World Animal Day, it's time to #BackTheBan October 4, 2016

Head of New South Wales transition task force attempted to resign October 3, 2016

Land of the Magpie and the Crow: A film about the declining greyhound racing industry in Ireland (YouTube) October 2, 2016

Plea to find homes for rescued greyhounds who are overlooked because of their colour October 1, 2016

Fox nearly shot by farmer becomes best friends with rescue greyhound September 30, 2016

Meet Dara, the Montreal greyhound September 30, 2016

NSW racing industry adoption program has placed 313 dogs in homes so far this year September 29, 2016

Corporate media "axis of anger" seeks to force NSW to reverse racing ban September 22, 2016 — Opinion: Banning NSW greyhound racing is the right thing to do September 25, 2016 — Mounting media pressure to reverse racing ban September 26, 2016 — New South Wales premier responds to disinformation campaign by Australian corporate media over the greyhound racing ban September 28, 2016

Greyhound and rabbit playing together (video) September 28, 2016

NSW trainer with previous history of suspensions for doping offences is suspended again on an interim basis pending another doping charge hearing September 23, 2016 — NSW trainer disqualified for 96 weeks for doping dog with caffeine September 27, 2016 — NSW trainer fined $800 after greyhound fails drug test for meloxicam September 28, 2016

Profile of veterinarian Greg Bryant, whose testimony helped sign the death warrant for the NSW dog racing industry September 27, 2016

Greyhound kills cat in St. Albans September 26, 2016

Auckland police officers save small dog from the jaws of a greyhound September 24, 2016

Lovable "couch potato" finds forever home after years of racing in Florida September 23, 2016

Anglers are urged to clear their riverside rubbish after greyhound in Suffolk swallows discarded fish hook September 22, 2016

The mystery of the missing Stockton greyhound sculptures January 24, 2016 — Greyhound artwork to return to Stockton September 22, 2016

More than 500 people turn out for Clarks Farm Greyhound Rescue charity fun day in Essex September 21, 2016

Nine month disqualification for NSW owner-trainer who failed to get veterinary attention for suffering greyhound September 21, 2016

Greyhound racing in South Australia is "shrouded in secrecy" and its regulator should be replaced, the RSPCA says September 19, 2016 — RSPCA media release September 19, 2016 — Greyhound Racing South Australia releases most recent year's statistics on wastage and rehoming September 20, 2016 — 513 greyhounds were killed by the industry last year in South Australia September 21, 2016 — GRSA head says a parliamentary inquiry could "only potentially bring more reputational damage" to the industry September 21, 2016 — Editorial: The pressure is now on the industry September 21, 2016

Reason #196 to keep your greyhound on a leash in open public areas September 20, 2016

Kya the greyhound finds a loving home in New South Wales September 20, 2016 — And so does Mylo September 20, 2016

Greyhound racing industry wants Queensland government to pay $100,000 to study effects of heat and humidity on racing greyhounds September 20, 2016

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