Friday, June 20, 2008

Friday Hound Blogging

Last week we told you how, even though with the sub-prime mortgage meltdown, jobless rates increasing and food and gas prices going through the roof, people still weren't desperate enough to risk what little money they had trying to hit it big at the greyhound track. Because of that, the track in Colorado was closing temporarily, and by temporarily we mean forever.

Well, it seems there is a group of people that think closing a money losing business is a bad decision and they guessed it...the overlords.

A corporation with managers who have half a brain is accused of trying to shut down one of Colorado's most inhumane industries, putting as many as several hundred low and no skilled Coloradans out of minimum wage no benefit jobs. BLB Investors is the company under fire by the Greyhound racing industry in Colorado. "Look, name me one greyhound park in the country that's making money," said overlord Tom Phelps. "Why should we be the ones to shut down?"

"The people that are being forced out of the business are the ones that I consider the good guys." Jan Woll claims. "Oh sure they make their living exploiting innocent animals and then dumping them on other people, or killing them when they can't make a buck anymore, but other than that they're just like you and me."

Phelps says he sees his greyhound training business slipping away, and he questions the corporation that's causing it. "They say they're losing money and I don't know how they can be losing money" he said. "I mean sure, nobody comes to the track anymore, and even the people that do bet two bucks and spend the rest of their money on beer, but it's not like we ever made much money in the first place. Look, I'm an uneducated substance abuser with anger issues, what kind of job am I going to get if this place closes?"

Yeah, well that is a puzzler. Got any suggestions Ace?

Ace is enjoys playing with a ball or a pillow and he will throw things in the air. His handler’s say that he is 24 hours of fun. He is affectionate with people he knows, but he is a little shy with strangers. He is a happy dog that enjoys spending time outside. He also likes to be close to his family members. He is a Second Chance at Life Dog from the Coldwater Prison Program. Ace would do well in a working family home with well-mannered children, 10 and up. He is good with other dogs and would probably be fine as an only dog. 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.

And if you 'd like to know more about the good work the Second Chance at Life program is doing for the dogs, and the prisoners, go here.

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