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Re: “Greyhounds put in harm's way so racino can prosper

"Ah, Xavier, you're trying to turn the context of my comment, to no avail. The greyhounds that I have adopted, I have shared that type of bond with. An owner who lives in one state, say New Mexico, and owns a greyhound that races in another state, say West Virginia - that person cannot have that kind of connection. Do you wish to dispute that?"

Eric,
I will dispute that. I own 3 racing greyhounds and all three are racing in Florida and I live in MS. I have been a part of their lifes from the time they were born. I made many trips to the farm while they were growing up and while they were being trained. I fly to Florida several times a year just to be able to see them and to watch them run. All three of mine are loved...very well taken care of and doing what they love to do. When they are ready to retire they will come home and lay on my couch.

I started in this business as a helper in a kennel and adopted my first from the kennel. I had read all the horror stories of how the dogs were treated at the track. I went in with the attitude that I could make a difference and make things much better for the dogs. I was so amazed at how well they are treated and how much they are loved and the truth of the matter is that what people write on the internet and forums comes from a formed opinion from what they have read from people that have never even stepped foot into a race kennel, farm or race track. Just because someone says it, writes it on a forum or comments does not make it true....it is not fact just misinformation unless you have been there, experienced it first hand and seen it with your own eyes.

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My retired girl goes into the backyard and runs her own races around the swimming pool everyday and she is not confined at all day or night. I also have one that has never raced or been trained to race. She also goes and runs her own races around the pool everyday and has never been trained to run or chase. She barks at me and wants me to go out and cheer for her. How could she possibly know to do this if she wasn't born with this instinct?

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Posted by cherylplunk on 06/20/2012 at 10:08 AM

 

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