Friday, December 30, 2005

Friday Hound Blogging

We bring you this last installment of Friday Hound blogging for 2005 from the "That's Gotta Hurt" department here at IM Central. Recently we told you about George Carney, owner of Raynham Taunton greyhound track who said if he couldn't get his way on simulcasting he was going to stuff beans up his nose.

Would that be Northern or Chili Mr. Carney?

The Senate voted yesterday against a House amendment that would grant Raynham-Taunton Greyhound Park unlimited simulcasting rights, opting instead to propose a 90-day extension of the current law. The House did not approve the proposed extension.

Owner, George Carney is prepared to watch simulcasting shut down if his request for expanded video feeds isn't granted. He could not be reached for comment after the vote. An assistant said he had gone into the bathroom and was going to "hold his breath until he passes out, or the legislature revotes."

In other news concerning the high level moral, legal and philosophical debate over greyhound racing, we bring you this story from England.

Police were called to the Abbey Moor stadium in Glastonbury on Tuesday after reports of attacks on an anti-racing campaigner. Gina Harris, spokeswoman for Avon & Somerset Greyhound Action, said she had been hit by a dog trainer and protest boards were thrown in a nearby river.

A spokesperson for the track later apologized explaining that workers at the track had forgotten that "customers don't read too well in the first place and probably wouldn't have understood the signs in the first place. They'll have to get a lot more basic if they want to get through to this lot," she said."

Looks like you got out just in time, huh Sniper?

For our last hound of the year, we bring you Windy City Sniper, pictured here as she rides to her first foster home after having been rescued. The coat was donated by her foster family as the dogs come off the track with nothing but a collar and any injuries they may have gotten in service to the overlords. As a public service we will keep you informed about Sniper's progress through her medical exam, fostering, and hopefully finding her forever home. Good luck girl. Things are looking up, can you tell by the look on her face? 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.


James said...

What greyt ears!

Happy New Year.

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