Friday, March 03, 2006

Friday Hound Blogging

Well, hello there Mr. Carney. We haven't heard from you in a while. How's that whole bean thing working out? Not so good? Sorry to hear it. So what's up this week?

Raynham Taunton Greyhound Track owner George Carney asked the Supreme Judicial Court to throw out a proposed ballot question that would ban greyhound racing in Massachusetts. "83,431 signatures were gathered by the coalition of animal rights groups supporting the question. Only 65,825 signatures were required to move the question forward," Carney said. "Now you want to let people vote just because of that? What kind of a democracy do we have here? Who's listening to the voice of the people?"

"Instead of presenting this statute in a straightforward way, they list the racing ban after several non-controversial topics," Carney's attorney, Joel Kozol. "Things like protecting police dogs and making dog fighting a more serious crime. Who cares about stuff like that?"

"What do dog fighting and mistreating police dogs have to do with greyhound racing?" Carney asked. "Well, OK, I'll give you dog fighting. That's exploitation sort of like what we do, but greyhounds are very well treated while they're racing. It's only after that they're killed."

"This is a desperate attempt by a wealthy dog track owner to deprive Massachusetts voters from taking a look at his industry," said Christine Dorchak, chairman of the Committee to Protect Dogs.

"Darn straight," said Carney. "I mean, I'm only concerned about the economy. Where are people going to go to get low wage no benefits work if we end greyhound racing?

Interesting question, huh Candy? What's that you say? Walmart?

Kiowa La-D-La, aka.Candy is young, happy, and puppy-like. She is energetic and playful and enjoys playing with her toys. She is very lovable and will rest her head on your chest for attention. She likes to play and will lie on her back with a toy in her mouth. She also smiles at people when she is happy to see them. She is very interested in the TV when she hears another dog bark. 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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