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you are reading now, is preserved as it was during Rufus's life (except for the replacement, from time to time, of some outdated hotlinks and other material).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
Greyhound rescue groups celebrate last race in Tucson June 24, 2016 — After 72 years, live dog racing ends at Tucson Greyhound Park June 26, 2016 — Greyhounds cross final finish line at Tucson Greyhound Park's last live race June 26, 2016 — Last live race at Tucson Greyhound Park June 26, 2016West Virginia racing gradually bleeding out June 25, 2016
Irish Agriculture Minister dismisses concerns about cruel hare coursing (Video) June 8, 2016 — Minister refuses to ban hare coursing June 10, 2016 — Independent Irish legislator calls for outright ban on hare coursing June 11, 2016 — Irish legislators debate hare coursing June 24, 2016
Protect your greyhound during "fireworks season" June 23, 2016
Protesters support demolition of greyhound stadium in Birmingham, U.K. May 26, 2016 — Greyhound track housing plans set for major step forward June 16, 2016 — Petition campaign opposes demolition of Hall Green stadium June 17, 2016 — Animal welfare groups back Hall Green Stadium demolition plan June 20, 2016 — Clash of opposing views shaping up for Thursday's council meeting June 20, 2016 — Planning committee votes to block Hall Green stadium demolition June 23, 2016
Record-size litter of 14 pups won't help Queensland's overbreeding problem April 14, 2016 — Queensland newspaper denounces "propaganda from extremists" concerned with overbreeding April 19, 2016 — Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds responds to "extremist" label June 16, 2016 — Brood bitch's revenge: She destroys her owner's dentures June 23, 2016
Opinion: U.K. government's response to EFRA parliamentary committee's report is wholly inadequate June 21, 2016 — Racing industry welcomes the government's response June 21, 2016 — Dogs Trust charity responds to the government's response June 22, 2016 — Charity calls for review of welfare regulations to be completed June 22, 2016
Shortage of dogs forces Canidrome to reduce number of races by a third May 30, 2016 — Editorial: Closing the Canidrome is "the right thing to do" June 1, 2016 — Six reasons to close the Canidrome June 10 2016 — Macau's Canidrome is unwanted and inconvenient June 12, 2016 — Widespread support in Macau for closing the Canidrome June 21, 2016
Great British Greyhound Walk goes global May 9, 2016 — How it all began 10 years ago May 31, 2016 — Humans join hounds for annual walk in Burton-on-Trent, June 19 May 31, 2016 — How a walk that started life in Essex went worldwide June 6, 2016 — Walk planned for Tauranga, N.Z. June 7, 2016 — Braintree greyhound charity walk now a global phenomenon to help retired breeds in need of care June 7, 2016 — Eight New Zealand towns will participate in the walk June 10, 2016 — Biggleswade, Bedfordshire walk June 14, 2016 — Blenheim, N.Z. walk June 15, 2016 — Winchester walk June 16, 2016 — Australia walks June 17, 2016 — Upton Country Park, Dorset walk June 18, 2016 — Twenty greyhounds walked in Pukekura Park in New Plymouth, N.Z. June 19, 2016 — Nine greyhounds, two labradors and a doberman walked in Invercargill, N.Z. June 19, 2016 — Blenheim, N.Z. walk (with video) June 21, 2016 — Over 4,700 dogs walked in 152 locations around the world June 21, 2016
West Virginia budget cuts $4 million from greyhound racing purses June 14, 2016 — A "dagger through the heart" for greyhound racing June 14, 2016 — Governor is expected to sign the budget June 15, 2016 — Lawyer says budget makes it "impossible to survive" for the racing industry June 15, 2016 — Casino VP reluctant to pull the plug on greyhound racing June 16, 2016 — Governor faces potential conflict of interest if he fails to sign budget bill June 17, 2016 — Governor overrules legislature; restores public funding to greyhound industry June 17, 2016 — Governor's line-item veto means $4 million funding cut will be shared between horse and dog racing June 17, 2016 — Opinion: House of Delegates took a "ham-fisted approach" to greyhound racing subsidies June 18, 2016 — Greyhound racing survives with Tomblin's help June 20, 2016 — Based on projected video lottery revenue, cuts to greyhound racing subsidy will amount to $900,000 next year June 21, 2016
More Australian trainers disqualified for cruelty and banned substances offences June 20, 2016 — New South Wales man charged with aggravated cruelty and 5 counts of failure to provide veterinary treatment to greyhounds June 20, 2016
One hundred and twenty-seven dogs braved the Dublin rain June 19, with their adopted owners, to show support for the 6th Annual Walk for Greyhounds, hosted by Greyhound Rescue Association Ireland June 20, 2016 — Hundreds walking in the rain for greyhounds June 20, 2016
Scottish greyhound slips out of collar, attacks and mauls Shih-tzu June 15, 2016 — Police still looking for greyhound's owner June 18, 2016
Stop sending Irish greyhounds to die on Chinese racing track, activists urge May 30, 2016 — Global rally to end greyhound export draws big crowds June 3, 2016 — A dogged attempt to end greyhound exports to China June 4, 2016 — Animal rights activists hopeful that Ireland will ban greyhound exports to Macau June 4, 2016 — Protest June 11 in Cork against exports of greyhounds to Macau (with video) June 9, 2016 — Independent Irish legislator grills government over greyhound exports (with video) June 10, 2016 — Racetrack in Cork is the site of tonight's protest against Irish greyhound exports to Macau June 11, 2016 — Protest at Irish consulate in Boston June 12, 2016 — Amateur video coverage of Cork protest June 17, 2016
The story of the H&M greyhound/whippet dress June 16, 2016
Wimbledon FC says its plans to demolish dog racing track have not been delayed April 18, 2016 — The battle for Plough Lane is far from over April 19, 2016 — Opinion: Can greyhound racing win the battle to prove its worth? May 18, 2016 — Newly-promoted AFC Wimbledon prepares case for new stadium to replace greyhound track June 2, 2016 — Flooding at greyhound track where proposed Wimbledon football stadium is to be built June 14, 2016 — London mayor says decision on Wimbledon FC stadium plans will come "sooner rather than later" June 16, 2016
New South Wales introduces "hoop arm" racing lure system June 14, 2016
Regulator charges 179 greyhound breeders and trainers in New South Wales with exporting greyhounds to certain death in Macau June 9, 2016 — "Bring Jack Home" campaign to save Australian greyhounds sold to Macau June 9, 2016 — Interview with CEO of GRNSW (Radio podcast) June 10, 2016 — Greyhound racing in Macau, China runs toward oblivion June 10, 2016 — Greyhound export probe launched in Australia June 13, 2016
U.S. dog racing in sharp decline June 10, 2016
Queensland appeal tribunal dismisses argument that undercover video of live baiting activity is inadmissible as evidence June 9, 2016 — Live-baiters in Victoria state attempt to have video evidence excluded from their criminal trials June 10, 2016
TV exposé of Australian live baiting practices wins five journalism awards August 8, 2015 — "Four Corners" team members win Australian Sports Commission media award for best reporting of an issue in sport November 23, 2015 — "Four Corners" team members win Australian journalism's top honour, the Gold Walkley Award December 3, 2015 — ABC journalist to receive prestigious Genesis Award from Humane Society International June 6, 2016
New South Wales trainer fined $750 for each of two dogs that failed tests for beta-blocker drug May 31, 2016 — NSW trainer fined $1,250 after dog tests positive for steroid June 1, 2016 — NSW and Victoria trainers fined and disqualified after dogs fail drug tests June 6, 2016
Home-cooked food for your greyhound June 4, 2016
West Virginia looks for ways to balance the budget (with news video) May 25, 2016 — Bill in West Virginia legislature would redirect greyhound breeding development funds to road repairs May 26, 2016 — Greyhound bill stalls in senate finance committee June 3, 2016
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons uses live greyhounds for surgical practice April 13, 2016 — Surgeon offers a defence of vivisection of greyhounds April 26, 2016 — New technology could mean no dogs will die to train veterinarians any more June 2, 2016
New drug available in USA to treat canine anxiety May 30, 2016