Protest over welfare of greyhounds

DOG lovers have taken to the streets to ask greyhound racing fans to boycott William Hill until the bookmaker increases its contribution to the animals’ welfare.

Members of the League Against Cruel Sports organised yesterday’s protest in London and other UK cities in an effort to persuade the company to give 1p for every 1 bet on the dogs.

Annette Crosbie, one of the stars of hit TV show One Foot in The Grave and league president, said: "The greyhounds need more money. They deserve proper care before, during and after their racing careers."

The Edinburgh-born actress, who is the owner of four retired greyhounds, said William Hill must make a contribution to ensuring veterinary care and homes after the dogs retire.