Friday, July 01, 2005

Friday Hound Blogging

We have to hand it to the overlords. Tracks are closing all around the country, the industry is in steep decline, but are they worried? Not a bit. In fact, they're so excited about the long term future of animal exploitation, they're even willing to buy a track that better known for drug deals than greyhound racing.

A member of the Lakes Region Gaming said a recent drug bust from which authorities learned that the ringleader was using the Lakes Region Greyhound Track to do business and was receiving loans from the track's owner has not dampened his plans to purchase the facility.

"We're still moving forward. We're still planning on acquiring it," said David Johnston of Lakes Region Gaming. "We want to create a family fun park where everyone can come and enjoy an afternoon of greyhound racing while getting high. And just so you know we're serious, we will be confiscating weapons."

Johnston said despite the issues that plague the facility, they should be able to start on a "totally clean slate" that things such as the drugs and illegal gambling that is alleged to have gone on there has "nothing to do with us. We plan to bring in our own group of drug dealers, con men, and gamblers. It's going to be a totally new group of criminals."

Looks like this week's hound got out just in time. Meet Close Combat:

Combat is easygoing, curious, and a collector – he takes things to his dog bed. He is very affectionate. He likes to give kisses to everyone. He also follows the foster family from room to room around the house. He likes to sleep with a stuffed elephant. 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.

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