Grey2K USA

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Founded 2001
Founder Christine Dorchak, Carey Theil
Type 501(c)(4) non-profit organization
Focus Humane treatment of animals
Location
Key people
Christine Dorchak, President and General Counsel
Revenue
$394,595 (2012)[1]
Employees
5 (2012)[2]
Slogan "Protecting Greyhounds Worldwide"
Mission Advocating for laws against greyhound racing
Website grey2kusa.org

GREY2K USA WorldWide is an American non-profit political lobbying organization dedicated to passing stronger greyhound protection laws and ending dog racing. It was founded in March 2001 as Grey2K[3] and changed its name in 2013 to reflect an international focus.[4]

GREY2K USA was influential in a 2008 local Massachusetts ballot that prohibited greyhound racing in the state. Afterwards, the organization began similar campaigns against greyhound racing internationally.[4] That same year the organization moved from Somerville to larger offices in Arlington.[4] New Hampshire, Rhode Island and other states made similar prohibitions. According to GREY2K USA, there were 49 greyhound tracks when the organization was founded in 2001 and 21 twelve years later.[4]

GREY2K USA is funded by private donors and has an annual budget of about $400,000.[4]

Reports[edit]

GREY2K USA created a report about greyhound racing in West Virginia in 2013, which found that over five and a half years, there were 4,796 injuries at local greyhound tracks and 289 deaths. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Form 990. GREY2 KUSA, 2012. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  2. ^ Form 990. GREY2 KUSA, 2012. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  3. ^ Turner, Allan (24 October 2011). "Dog-racing struggles to keep pace". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Krantz, Laura (October 13, 2013). "Group seeks to end greyhound racing worldwide". Metro West Daily News. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 

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