Friday, May 1, 2009

Tucson Greyhound Racing Park & Tucson Dog Protection Act

Both, apparently, a sham.

Read the story at The Tucson Weekly.


  1. Your statement that the Tucson Dog Protection Act is 'a sham' is disingenuous and outright false. Prop 401 was passed by volunteers attempting to help dogs at Tucson Greyhound Park - one of the worst tracks in the US. Please visit Greyhound Network News at to learn more about the dog track industry and TGP.

  2. While the Dog Protection Act was passed by caring people that obviously are concerned about greyhounds, the fact that it is not being enforced - per this news article's information - seemingly renders the Act useless, as the poor animals are still suffering.

  3. I've come to dread all races involving animals. Greed and competitiveness at the cost of destroying beautiful creatures. The Kentucky Derby is one of my least favorite days of the year. Thanks for the link to the poison control center - I put it on my 'fridge.

  4. After reading the news release, my question is: Where exactly is the "Protection" part of the Act.

    This calls for responsible supervision. Until then it appears nothing will change.

  5. Hi Marvel, I think you are correct. And in deference to Karen Michael's comment, perhaps my use of the word "sham" was too harsh, given that there are people trying the best they can to help.

    But without the legal enforcement, volunteers' efforts are rendered near useless (again, as I gather from this article).

  6. How are you, DD?
    Tomorrow's a day that will live in infamy in the hearts of dog lovers everywhere.


  7. I've read that female greyhounds are routinely given anabolic steroids to prevent heat cycles. Continued administration of anabolic steroids can result in serious physical problems, including urinary tract infections, permanent malformation of dogs' genitalia and liver problems.


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