Friday, April 15, 2005

Friday Hound Blogging

Whew! The overlords dodged a bullet this week. The New Hampshire Senate recently killed a bill to eliminate purse subsidies at the greyhound tracks. That means the tracks will continue to receive a $325,000 yearly handout from the state to help them stay in business.

And where does that money come from you ask? Well the Education Trust Fund of course. "Kids have options," said State Senator Robert Clegg, one of the supporters of the subsidy, "they can watch Sesame Street and stuff, but what else can a track owner do? It's not like they have a lot of marketable skills you know?"

When asked if he realized that at the last two lottery stakes races at the local greyhound track, 16 dogs were not from New Hampshire and not one has raced in New Hampshire since, Senator Lou D’Allesandro, another subsidy supporter said, "So you're telling me that greyhound breeders from other states come to New Hampshire for one day, pocket the purse money subsidized by state education funds, and then leave? Well, at least the track owners are still here, and they're the ones who contribute to my campaign because you know, if I don't get elected I can't do good for the people of New Hampshire."

Well, if you're wondering why the state would give money to an industry that it's supposed to be making money off of, you'll just have to ask the folks in Texas. Meantime, while Mr. D’Allesandro is working his magic for the people of New Hampshire, you can make the world a little brighter for this week's hound, Kansas Kava

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Kava enjoys playing with his toys. He is curious, happy and affectionate. He loves attention and will stay close to you for pets. He is easy going and mellow. He is a little skittish when he hears unexpected noises. He loves to lie in the dog beds and makes a big sigh when he plops down. He barks at his reflection in glass. 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.

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