Apparently it's not enough that the only people who come to see greyhound racing anymore are...heck, no one comes to see greyhound racing anymore. Well, there is Larry over on Elm street, but in his defense the track is next to the Rehab Center he goes to since the accident and he probably just gets confused from time to time. Head injury you know.
Anyway the point is that even though no tracks are operating, states are still taking time out of their busy days to pass laws saying greyhound racing is illegal.
Rhode Island Gov. Don Carcieri signed legislation allowing betting parlors in that state to end dog racing, meaning greyhound racing is over in all of New England. Massachusetts, Vermont, and Maine each outlawed dog racing in the past couple of years. It ended for financial reasons in New Hampshire, and the state Senate recently voted to make live racing illegal. Connecticut's last greyhound track closed in 2006.Man. Talk about making someone move out and then changing the locks, getting a restraining order, buying a big, mean dog and having your brother in law who used to be a professional football player come stay with you...
It gets worse. All this has emboldened the animal rights wackos and they're like let's get all up in Florida's grill.
"GREY2K USA will now now intensify its efforts to close down the 13 dog tracks of Florida," Christine Dorchak, president of GREY2K, said. "We realize the way Florida is shaped it causes most of the stupidity in the country to drain into it, but we are confident we can plug a lot of the leakage from Alabama and that will give us a shot," she added.
Wow. That's a bit harsh, don't you think Christine? We mean, regardless of your feeling about racing itself, as we've told you many times (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here) the care the units...er...dogs receive is first rate. Got to protect the investment, right Robert Edward Trow?
According to a ruling from the Racing Commission, which regulates racing in Birmingham, the dog Potrs Banshee won the 10th race on Oct. 20, 2009, and then tested positive for benzoylecgonine, a common marker for cocaine that can be detected in urine days after cocaine itself has left the body. The commission ordered the purse from the race rescinded and fined the handler, Robert Edward Trow, $750 because of the positive test.Oh, hey that's not fair. How can Mr. Trow be responsible for what the dogs do in their own time, right Jack?
Jack is very sweet and curious about everything. He enjoys pets but doesn’t actively seek them out. He is very easygoing and mellow. He will randomly blow a big puff of air through is mouth. Jack would do well in a working family home with well-mannered children, 8 and up. He is good with other dogs and he would probably be okay 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.