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Exposé Reveals Sick, Injured, Stressed Greyhounds Imprisoned and Bled Repeatedly

Hemopet is registered as a nonprofit even as it rakes in the cash from the blood of the dogs it claims to 'rescue'. This means the donations the company collects to keep dogs in barren enclosures are tax-deductible.

PETA: ‘An eyewitness investigation of Hemopet — a canine blood “bank” in Garden Grove, California— found that this so-called “rescue” warehouses approximately 200 greyhounds bred for and discarded by the racing industry in tiny crates and barren kennels for about 23 hours out of every day — even when they were sick or injured in fights with stressed kennelmates — and boasts that it sells their blood to over 2,000 veterinary clinics in North America and Asia… Hemopet kept many of the greyhounds in barren, rusty kennels. Others were locked in crates so small that they could barely turn around or even stand up or stretch, and could hardly even see any other dogs.

These greyhounds — who, like all dogs, were eager to run and play and longed for companionship — were taken out of their cages only to be bled, walked briefly, or put into barren concrete-floored pens for a few minutes. Dr. Emma Milne, a veterinarian who reviewed the footage, said, “The length of time they are spending in the cages is completely unacceptable, especially given the size and nature of the cages. Dogs are social animals with complex behavioural and social needs. These welfare needs are not being met at all in this environment”…

All this and more takes place at a business founded by Jean Dodds, who—although referring to herself as the benign “grandmother of blood-banking for animals”—once worked on an experiment in which cobra venom was injected into guinea pigs. Despite taking in over $1 million in blood product sales in 2016 alone from the dogs it obtains and bleeds, Hemopet keeps dogs in these substandard, desolate conditions… And believe it or not, Hemopet is registered as a nonprofit even as it rakes in the cash from the blood of the dogs it claims to “rescue.” This means the donations the company collects to keep dogs in barren enclosures are tax-deductible’. SOURCE…

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