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UK greyhounds seen at risk as racing industry declines

Alice, an abandoned six year old greyhound who was found wandering the busy Doncaster Road, stands in her kennel at Tia Greyhound & Lurcher Rescue near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire July 29, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Alice, an abandoned six year old greyhound who was found wandering the busy Doncaster Road, stands in her kennel at Tia Greyhound & Lurcher Rescue near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire July 29, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Alice, an abandoned six year old greyhound who was found wandering the busy Doncaster Road, stands in her kennel at Tia Greyhound & Lurcher Rescue near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire July 29, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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Alice, an abandoned six year old greyhound who was found wandering the busy Doncaster Road, stands in her kennel at Tia Greyhound & Lurcher Rescue near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire July 29, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Alice, an abandoned six year old greyhound who was found wandering the busy Doncaster Road, stands in her kennel at Tia Greyhound & Lurcher Rescue near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire July 29, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Alice, an abandoned six year old greyhound who was found wandering the busy Doncaster Road, stands in her kennel at Tia Greyhound & Lurcher Rescue near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire July 29, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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Alice, an abandoned six year old greyhound who was found wandering the busy Doncaster Road, is led from her kennel at Tia Greyhound & Lurcher Rescue near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire July 29, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Alice, an abandoned six year old greyhound who was found wandering the busy Doncaster Road, is led from her kennel at Tia Greyhound & Lurcher Rescue near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire July 29, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Alice, an abandoned six year old greyhound who was found wandering the busy Doncaster Road, is led from her kennel at Tia Greyhound & Lurcher Rescue near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire July 29, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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Alice, an abandoned six year old greyhound who was found wandering the busy Doncaster Road, walks in a paddock at Tia Greyhound & Lurcher Rescue near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire July 29, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Alice, an abandoned six year old greyhound who was found wandering the busy Doncaster Road, walks in a paddock at Tia Greyhound & Lurcher Rescue near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire July 29, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Alice, an abandoned six year old greyhound who was found wandering the busy Doncaster Road, walks in a paddock at Tia Greyhound & Lurcher Rescue near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire July 29, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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Greyhound breeder Kevin Gant holds part of a litter of four week old puppies in Norfolk June 5, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Greyhound breeder Kevin Gant holds part of a litter of four week old puppies in Norfolk June 5, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Greyhound breeder Kevin Gant holds part of a litter of four week old puppies in Norfolk June 5, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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Trainers guide their greyhounds to take positions for a race at Wimbledon stadium in London May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Trainers guide their greyhounds to take positions for a race at Wimbledon stadium in London May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Trainers guide their greyhounds to take positions for a race at Wimbledon stadium in London May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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A greyhound is coaxed into a gate by a trainer before a race at Wimbledon Stadium in London May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

A greyhound is coaxed into a gate by a trainer before a race at Wimbledon Stadium in London May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

A greyhound is coaxed into a gate by a trainer before a race at Wimbledon Stadium in London May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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Greyhounds bolt out of the gate to chase a lure during a race at Wimbledon Stadium in London May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Greyhounds bolt out of the gate to chase a lure during a race at Wimbledon Stadium in London May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Greyhounds bolt out of the gate to chase a lure during a race at Wimbledon Stadium in London May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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Lavally Sunrise (L) edges past the competition on a curve during a daytime race at Romford greyhound track in Essex June 4, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Lavally Sunrise (L) edges past the competition on a curve during a daytime race at Romford greyhound track in Essex June 4, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Lavally Sunrise (L) edges past the competition on a curve during a daytime race at Romford greyhound track in Essex June 4, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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Dogs race past punters in the 480 metres Champion Hurdle Final at Wimbledon Stadium in London June 11, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Dogs race past punters in the 480 metres Champion Hurdle Final at Wimbledon Stadium in London June 11, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Dogs race past punters in the 480 metres Champion Hurdle Final at Wimbledon Stadium in London June 11, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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Co-owner Rebecca Taylor embraces Taylors Sky after winning the 480 metres Derby Final, the biggest race of England's greyhound season, at Wimbledon Stadium in London June 11, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Co-owner Rebecca Taylor embraces Taylors Sky after winning the 480 metres Derby Final, the biggest race of England's greyhound season, at Wimbledon Stadium in London June 11, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Co-owner Rebecca Taylor embraces Taylors Sky after winning the 480 metres Derby Final, the biggest race of England's greyhound season, at Wimbledon Stadium in London June 11, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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A trainer kisses Taylor's Sky after he won the Greyhound Derby 1st Semi Final race at Wimbledon stadium in London June 4, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

A trainer kisses Taylor's Sky after he won the Greyhound Derby 1st Semi Final race at Wimbledon stadium in London June 4, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

A trainer kisses Taylor's Sky after he won the Greyhound Derby 1st Semi Final race at Wimbledon stadium in London June 4, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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A cyclist passes the facade of the now-derelict Walthamstow Stadium, owned by property developers L&Q, in Walthamstow, east London May 31, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

A cyclist passes the facade of the now-derelict Walthamstow Stadium, owned by property developers L&Q, in Walthamstow, east London May 31, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

A cyclist passes the facade of the now-derelict Walthamstow Stadium, owned by property developers L&Q, in Walthamstow, east London May 31, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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A retired greyhound awaiting adoption is readied to be walked by a volunteer at Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare in Hersham, Surrey May 22, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

A retired greyhound awaiting adoption is readied to be walked by a volunteer at Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare in Hersham, Surrey May 22, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

A retired greyhound awaiting adoption is readied to be walked by a volunteer at Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare in Hersham, Surrey May 22, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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A staff member prepares a retired greyhound to enter a paddock for exercise at Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare in Hersham, Surrey May 22, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

A staff member prepares a retired greyhound to enter a paddock for exercise at Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare in Hersham, Surrey May 22, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

A staff member prepares a retired greyhound to enter a paddock for exercise at Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare in Hersham, Surrey May 22, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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Volunteers coax retired racing dogs through a door to take them for a walk in the grounds surrounding Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare in Hersham, Surrey May 22, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Volunteers coax retired racing dogs through a door to take them for a walk in the grounds surrounding Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare in Hersham, Surrey May 22, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Volunteers coax retired racing dogs through a door to take them for a walk in the grounds surrounding Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare in Hersham, Surrey May 22, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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Actress and activist Annette Crosbie sits with Deedee, her six year old rescued racing greyhound in her home in Merton, southwest London July 4, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Actress and activist Annette Crosbie sits with Deedee, her six year old rescued racing greyhound in her home in Merton, southwest London July 4, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Actress and activist Annette Crosbie sits with Deedee, her six year old rescued racing greyhound in her home in Merton, southwest London July 4, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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Paula Boswell guides Gabby (R) Bobby and Connie during an annual trip to the beach with owners and volunteers of retired racing greyhounds, in West Wittering, West Sussex June 11, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Paula Boswell guides Gabby (R) Bobby and Connie during an annual trip to the beach with owners and volunteers of retired racing greyhounds, in West Wittering, West Sussex June 11, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Paula Boswell guides Gabby (R) Bobby and Connie during an annual trip to the beach with owners and volunteers of retired racing greyhounds, in West Wittering, West Sussex June 11, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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Owners and volunteers of retired racing greyhounds guide their dogs during an annual trip to the beach in West Wittering, West Sussex June 11, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Owners and volunteers of retired racing greyhounds guide their dogs during an annual trip to the beach in West Wittering, West Sussex June 11, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Owners and volunteers of retired racing greyhounds guide their dogs during an annual trip to the beach in West Wittering, West Sussex June 11, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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