Friday, July 14, 2006

Friday Hound Blogging

Dang activist judges! The state’s highest court on Thursday ruled that a ballot question that would have banned greyhound racing in Massachusetts should not appear on the November ballot, ending a second bid by racing opponents. Sure. We bet if Jesus had been mentioned somewhere in the proposition it would have passed with flying colors.

The court said Attorney General Tom Reilly's office should not have certified the question because it also seeks to expand criminal laws that penalize dog fighting and the neglect or abuse of dogs. The court found the question could confuse voters by combining several different questions into one. "See, the problem is greyhounds aren't really dogs," said George Carney, owner of the Raynham-Taunton Greyhound Park. "We like to call them out little profit centers.

Carney’s attorney, Joel Kozol, said “It bears out the proposition that the voters are entitled to an up or down vote, and the attempt to mix in unrelated matters was improper. I mean come on, putting greyhounds in the same category with working dogs like police dogs? What's up with that?”

"Just look at them. Do they look like dogs to you?" Careny added.

Yeah. You get mistaken for George Clooney all the time don't you Bowtie?

Bowtie is definitely a momma’s boy. He is loving and affectionate. He is a big leaner, he will press his body against you for attention. He is laidback and mellow. He has his playful moments and he loves to run in the yard. He also likes to sunbathe. He was found in a shelter in June 2006. He was initially shy and fearful in his foster home, but now he is very relaxed – part of the family. 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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