IT was interesting to read that the disused greyhound stadium in Spennymoor, Co Durham, is to be transformed into a housing development (Business Echo, Dec 4).

As an international greyhound protection organisation, we only wish the same could happen with all greyhound stadiums.

About 20,000 greyhounds are put to death every year, after being adjudged not good enough to run on British tracks or when their racing "careers" come to an end through age or injury.

That's why we are calling on the public to boycott greyhound racing so that it fades away through lack of financial support.

This would not only be good news for greyhounds, but good news for people too, in terms of the much-needed housing that could be built on land currently occupied by dog tracks.

For more information, see our website at www.greyhoundaction. Tony Peters, Greyhound Action, Kidderminster, Worcestershire