Friday, April 10, 2009

Friday Hound Blogging

Well it seems President Obama's call for bipartisanship is finally beginning to bear fruit. No, not with republicans. They're still trying to figure out why everyone points at them and laughs when they say Tea Bag. We're talking about the overlords and people with souls agreeing on the value of ending unit racing.

The last dog race at Belmont's greyhound track may already have been run - and both animal-rights activists and the owners of the Lodge at Belmont are happy about it. "We've said for a long time that the less greyhound racing we do the better it is for greyhound racing," said Rick Newman, a spokesman and lobbyist for the Lodge at Belmont.

A provision in the House version of the state budget would allow the state's race tracks to quit running races on-site and essentially become off-track betting parlors. "You don't have to feed, water and care for an off track betting parlor." Newman said. "Not that we did that good of a job that anyway, but still..."

Already, New Hampshire's tracks make most of their money from bets on races run elsewhere, which tend to draw cat food gourmets and people with no teeth. The measure would also charge the race tracks who keep running races for the costs incurred by the state. "Hey, you want to run a money losing operation, don't expect a bailout from us," said Representative Neil Kurk, a Weare Republican. "What do you think we are, the federal government or something?"

Representatives from New Hampshire's other dog track, the Seabrook Greyhound Park, could not be reached for comment because they were cramming for their final exam at Walmart Greeter School. The former track at Hinsdale filed for bankruptcy last year; the lawyer handling the proceedings had to work a double shift down at the Hardware Store and did not return a call for comment.

So the state is going to charge them if they keep sucking their trailer payments off of you, huh JJ? Sort of takes all the fun out of animal exploitation doesn't it?

JJ is curious about everything. She is a beautiful girl. She came straight off the track but loved to cuddle right away. JJ would do well in a working family home with well-mannered children. She 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.

1 comment:

Michelle Young Cuenant said...

JJ is beautiful and here's hoping she'll have her next Easter at her very own home. All these Greyhounds deserve it, and more.