Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday Hound Blogging

Boy howdy, nothing kicks over the bee hive for the overlords faster than the threat of having to get a job. Last week we told you how the bus of reality had finally run over the owners of Twin River gambling parlor and greyhound track enough times that they had decided to get out of the animal exploitation business. And who could blame them? Every race they ran cost them and the state money, no one was coming to the track anyway, and even those few who did come didn't bet because they were basically homeless people wondering if there were any empty crates in the kennel. It was the only fiscally sound thing to do, right?


The RI Greyhound Owners Association (RIGOA) has requested a Department of Business Regulation (DBR) hearing to challenge Twin River’s decision to cancel its dog racing season after Aug. 8. In a letter hand delivered to DBR because he couldn't afford a stamp, attorney Joseph Cavanagh Jr. said RIGOA is “under contract with the owner of Twin River to conduct greyhound racing (and) will suffer immediate loss of trailer payments upon the suspension of racing.

“Greyhound racing,” the letter notes, “has a significant impact on the state of Rhode Island. Sure it's a negative impact, but is it our fault exploiting innocent animals isn't the draw it used to be?"

A written statement from RIGOA issued at the same time Cavanagh’s letter was released asserted that, “greyhound racing is integral in differentiating Twin River from neighboring casinos and tracks. The casinos are clean and well lighted and the other tracks are closed. Closing Twin Rivers will make us just like them. Well, except for the clean and well lighted part."

Wow. Contracts and differential integrals. Sounds like they might have a pretty strong case. We bet tension will be high when the hearing is finally held.

The Department of Business Regulation has denied a bid by the kennel owners at Twin River for a hearing on the looming suspension of live dog racing at the Lincoln track and slot parlor on Aug. 8.

The reason: Lack of the brains god gave a wood chip.

In a letter that went out on Friday, DBR Director A. Michael Marques advised the Rhode Island Greyhound Owners Association that 'you are ugly and nobody likes you."

Well, that's pretty clear. Man, the greyhound exploitation industry is really in bad shape. We can't imagine anyone who would be stupid enough to get involved in a business so ill thought of and so unprofitable, can you Stockton?

What's that you say, Dish Network?

Stockton is very large and playful, but he is a gentle giant with smaller children. He is very affectionate. He will follow you around the house. He is a big leaner and will wrap himself around you. He loves to play with toys. Stockton would do well in a working family home with well-mannered children. He is good with other larger dogs (no small dogs please), 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:

Anonymous said...

You know what? It's kinda like "seal hunting" in Canada where idiots bash the brains of baby seals in hopes that the buying countries really don't know about bashing babies' brains in to preserve the coat's perfection.
Amazing that they think people do not see the crippled legs and spines and blindness of dogs trashed at the tracks. (Forget about the electrocutions.)
You can pay people to stay dumb for only so long. Lawsuits soon follow and the real victims are obviously the dogs. That pretty much states jail time, in any civilized country.
We are tired of bums leashed to dogs for an income. It is no better than shooting elephants, tigers or desecrating forests. Americans better grow up or they will forever look barbarian and never be taken seriously on the world platform. We all know if you abuse animals, a life of immorality and crime easily follows. Insensitivity is not a good trait or business to have.
Is not torture now finally banned?