I CANNOT understand why Andrew Smith as president of Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary (Stadhampton) is supporting the greyhound stadium in Oxford (Fans note life in the old dog stadium yet, March 31). How can a supposed animal lover have anything to do with this vile industry?

If Mr Smith did his homework then he would know that greyhounds, when they have fulfilled their purpose by making lots of money for greedy punters, when they get sick or become lame, are discarded by their ‘owners’ or sent to Ireland or Spain where they are forced to race under horrific conditions. Still, that’s the least worry of people who are only interested in a good night out at the dogs and making a fast buck.


Banbury Road