Friday, March 18, 2005

Friday Hound Blogging

OK, here's a pop quiz: When is a dog not a dog? Stumped? When it's in Kansas (Motto: Damn Dirty Apes). Yes, the good folks of Kansas have decided that greyhounds aren't dogs because they weren't bred to be pets, they were bred to be profit centers for their human overlords.

NGA Executive Director Gary Guccione said that the exclusion had been in effect for decades for a number of reasons, the most significant of which are that greyhounds are not bred for sale as pets, and that greyhound breeding farms are already regulated and subject to inspection by the National Greyhound Association (NGA), the Kansas Greyhound Registry and the Kansas Racing Commission.

When questioned on the matter of inspections, Guccione admitted that farms are notified in advance of inspections and the NGA inspector is actually one of the breeders hired part time. "We did want to hire him to be a full time inspector," Guccione continued, "but he has a bit of a drinking problem."

"The current system isn't broke, so we don't think it needs to be fixed," Guccione said. "Besides, if something goes wrong and we lose a few, there's always more where they came from."

Let's meet this week's "unit" Haven's Jupiter:

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Jupiter is very easygoing, happy. He is very affectionate and will approach and put his head in your hand for pets. He will sit in a very polite way until you stop petting. He loves to play with his toys and loves to throw the squeaky ball around the room. He is a “love sponge.” He wants to be loved, touched and cuddled all the time and he loves to be near the foster mom all the time. He loves to play with toys and in the yard. For more information about this dog, and other rescued racing greyhounds looking for homes, go here. If you don't know about the plight of racing greyhounds go here.

1 comment:

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