With few exceptions, the greyhounds are solitarily confined in unsanitary dirt-floored wire cages devoid of any form of enrichment.
Frequent Bleedings, Rough Handling
They are being farmed for their blood.
Workers have snared frightened dogs with a homemade catchpole and dragged them, struggling, at least 75 feet to a trailer on the property to be bled.
For up to three hours, they are kept in crates—sometimes in the full sun without water and even muzzled—before and after being bled. In the trailer, the workers take up to 20 percent of their blood volume. Some become so weak that they have to be carried back to the kennels.