In an ideal world, this form of entertainment would be abolished. For now, all we can hope for is more regulations and the decrease of maltreatment of greyhounds and all other animals impacted by this exploitation. Greyhound racing was first reported in the mid-nineteenth century throughout Europe but especially in England. The sport's popularity peaked following the conclusion of the Second World War. However, today many animal rights advocates raise several startling arguments against the spectator sport due to its regular mistreatment of the racing dogs. The health and wellbeing of the animals are often entrusted to the trainer of the athlete. However, this becomes problematic when trainers have several different dogs to focus on and can easily switch out the animals when one becomes injured—essentially, the dogs are treated as expendable items.