Has the world gone mad? Have we suddenly lost our sense of priorities? Do we suddenly care about something besides ourselves? Will I have to get a real job? That must be what the overlords are thinking this week because it turns out the citizenry is a wee bit upset with the quality of their care for the units...er...dogs.
The Florida State Attorney's Office refused to roll over in the animal cruelty case of two racing greyhound handlers, by amending the felony charges a judge found defective earlier this week. Prosecutors said they plan to refile the charges, which they say are based in part on "failure" by the handlers to get medical attention for the injured animals. "These idiots have combined have the IQ of a dog turd and yet they were given responsibility for care of the dogs." said a spokesperson from the Prosecutor's office. "We really should be going after the low lifes that put them in that position, but we have to start somewhere."
Elsewhere in overlord land:
Veterinarian James Mason has been found guilty and fined $5000 on seven charges at a judicial hearing by the sport. Two charges involved disposing of post- race urine samples - one from a dog he had tried to dope - while betting on other dogs. Vets are forbidden to bet on races at which they are on duty. Chair of the Investigating Committee Eddie Doherty said the corruption struck at the heart of greyhound racing's integrity. "I didn't know we were supposed to have integrity," Mason told reporters.
And that's not all:
Two greyhound trainers have been suspended after they were caught on camera taking their dogs to be slaughtered. Sid Fenwick and his daughter Gillian Young were captured handing over two greyhounds to David Smith. "Is that wrong?" asked Fenwick. "'Cause nobody told us it was wrong. They just said get rid of the trash."
"But I kill 'em quick," Smith added. "That makes it OK, doesn't it? What are you supposed to do with 'em. They can't make nobody no money anymore."
Hmmm...well, the overlords say it's not like greyhounds have anything else to offer besides helping with their trailer payments, huh Petie? What's that you say Petie? Hey, we can't print that in a family blog. Besides, the overlords can barely tie their shoes without written instructions, and that sounds like a fairly complex position, not to mention that it's probably illegal in several states.
Petie is a very calm, small boy. He is intelligent, curious and loves to explore his surroundings. He would make someone a wonderful walking companion. Petie is also a fun and loving greyhound. He will throw his toys up high in the air and jump to catch them. He does leaps and bounds while playing with toys. He would benefit from someone who would spend time everyday playing with him. He is a Velcro boy so he does shadow his family around. As most dogs he would benefit from an obedience class. Petie is looking for a fun family looking to have a nice companion and a dog who really likes to play. 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.