Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Hound Blogging

We here at Ironicus Maximus World Headquarters want you to know that we continually strive to uphold the highest levels of respect, politeness and common decency in regards to those who appear as subjects in this blog space.

Well, except when we don't, which is most of the time, but the point is we say we do, much like republicans say they are for  family values, the sacredness of marriage, honesty, justice for all, and representative government.

All of which brings us to last Friday's FHB in which, as is our wont, we pointed out some of the, shall we say, less savory aspects of the greyhound exploitation industry. Well, this brought a response from commenter Mr. Anonymous who took us to task for what he saw as some inconsistencies in our position.

Oh, and by the way, it is Mr. Anonymous too. We've had this discussion already. Try and keep up people.

Back to the story.

Mr Anonymous took issue with the goals and methods of a well known group of animal rights wackos:
Grey 2 k has evidence of a worse scandals from Naples fort Myers greyhound park and Jen Krebs erased blog that gave numbers what are these people hiding? Do they only bash certain tracks are they getting paid? Don't all dogs count? Where does grey 2 k get there money? Off the backs off greyhound.
 As you might imagine this drew the attention of the aforementioned Jen Krebs who attempted to speak to Mr. Anonymous' concerns:
‘Anonymous’ -

'Evidence' is factual information we receive from state racing commissions in response to public information records requests.

An example of evidence we've received, compiled and presented in the past would be injury records from dog tracks that are required to document and report them. As a result, we’ve been able to reveal specific details on the hundreds of dogs that are seriously injured while racing, and show the dogs that have died or were killed as a result of their injuries. GREY2K USA has done this in 8 states.

Florida tracks are not required to report the injuries and deaths of racing greyhounds. They are also not required to disclose how many dogs are ‘disposed of’ (read: KILLED) when they are no longer competitive.

In fact, Florida tracks have fought tooth and nail against past efforts to change the law to require such reporting.

I wonder why?

Yes, ALL of the dogs ‘count’ – to GREY2K USA.

Sadly, that’s obviously not the case for the racing industry at dog tracks in Florida, or in any other racing state.

As for the rest of the nonsense (read: LIES) -

GREY2K USA takes NO MONEY (zero, zip, zilch) from the racing industry. Never has, never will.

GREY2K USA's work is funded by donations from people who wish to see dog racing end in the United States.
 To which Mr. Anonymous replied:
grey 2 k is just another lobbyist group. How do they justify ending live dog racing in mass. But allow simulcast racing of greyhounds in there home based state? So as long as they can't physically see the dogs it's okay? But there state can still earn money off the backs off greyhounds?grey 2 k is just another lobbyist group. How do they justify ending live dog racing in mass. But allow simulcast racing of greyhounds in there home based state? So as long as they can't physically see the dogs it's okay? But there state can still earn money off the backs off greyhounds?
 It was at this point that we got involved. Now, we won't reproduce our comment here, suffice to say that it was...erm...less than flattering in its description of Mr. Anonymous' intellectual and authorial capabilities which precipitated this response:
Is that the best you bothcan do is to belittle people? I believe you both got the point or it wouldn't have bothered you. I thought this is for discussion. No, only if everyone agrees with you.
 Well, yes Mr. Anonymous, that is the best we can do because anyone who willingly participates in an activity that mistreats, injures and kills innocent living creatures for money deserves to be belittled. You sir, and those like you are a fart in the cathedral of humanity. You are a noxious effluent, a byproduct of decay. In more colloquial terms, you are a slime bucket and we say that in full awareness that by so doing we have demeaned the term slime bucket. In fact we fully expect to be contacted by representatives of the slime bucket anti-defamation league and brought to task for making such an unflattering comparison.

We have been involved in greyhound rescue for over 15 years now and we've heard every rationalization, every lie, every distortion, every bit of dissembling, transferring and projecting your vile industry has to offer in defense of its parasitic existence and the sad facts remain that you kill healthy dogs for money. And you don't care.

So yes, Mr. Anonymous you were belittled. And you will continue to be belittled because that's more than you deserve and no, belittling you won't make up for the thousands upon thousands of greyhounds who have suffered and died under your cruel stewardship, but if using public forums to draw attention to the sebaceous cyst of a so called human being you are saves one dog from your fetid clutches, that sir, is worth it.

Anything to add Slot?

Slot is very friendly, curious, confident and easy going. She is affectionate. She will poke you with her nose for attention. She likes to chew on bones. She also plays with the foster family’s dog. She will whine to communicate with you. Slot would do well in a working family with well-mannered children, 8 and up. She is good with other dogs and she 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.


Jen Krebs said...

Blogging sober today, I.M.?

Have a great weekend!

Pearl said...

Well done and good for you!

That is all.