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

I answered this hours ago, "Xavier McDorchak." Thanks for making my point. I'll repost again:

Regarding the comment about Tucson Greyhound Park, that is a stupid statement made by someone who was not a spokesperson for GREY2K USA. That's why it was removed from our Facebook page within minutes. Further, the person that made that statement is no longer affiliated with GREY2K USA. I publicly addressed this non-issue two months ago.

Dog racing supporters know that these are all false accusations because they have been repeatedly refuted.

Like clockwork, they throw around these tired old false claims every time greyhound racing receives negative press. This isn't accidental. It's a cynical strategy intended to distract attention away from the issue at hand. Note that none of the posts above have actually disputed any of the reporting in this article. They have not disputed the Arkansas Times report because they can't.

Dog racing is being propped up by other forms of gambling at Southland, and hundreds of greyhounds have suffered injuries at the track in recent years. Greyhound breeders can throw as much mud as they want at greyhound protection advocates, but these facts regarding Southland Park won't change.

7 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by CTheil on 06/20/2012 at 4:49 PM

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

There are so many false statements that have been made here by dog racing supporters, it's hard to know where to begin. I'll do my best, though:

1. Methyltestosterone is an anabolic steroid.

2. Using "starts" as a metric to compare injury rates is misleading. Dog racing supporters do this because it allows them to count the same dogs over and over again, and create the false impression that the risk of injury is lower than it actually is.

3. The claim that GREY2K USA does not support adoption is completely false. We promote greyhound adoption, give adoption referrals to non-profit groups all over the country, and make direct financial contributions to adoption groups. I'm also personally a greyhound adopter.

4. The claim that GREY2K USA pays employees a percentage of what it raises is nonsense. We do have a full-time staff because it would be impossible for us to function as an effective national non-profit organization that passes greyhound protection laws without one. Our employees are highly skilled, work very hard and earn modest wages.

5. GREY2K USA has no position on gambling. It's true that we have worked in coalitions with anti-gambling organizations, just as we have worked in coalitions with racetrack owners. Our mission is to pass greyhound protection laws, phase out dog racing and promote greyhound adoption.

6. Our opposition to greyhound racing is not based on individual acts of cruelty, but instead on industry-standard practices that are cruel and inhumane.

7. Regarding the comment about Tucson Greyhound Park, that is a stupid statement made by someone who was not a spokesperson for GREY2K USA. That's why it was removed from our Facebook page within minutes. Further, the person that made that statement is no longer affiliated with GREY2K USA. I publicly addressed this non-issue two months ago.

Dog racing supporters know that these are all false accusations because they have been repeatedly refuted.

Like clockwork, they throw around these tired old false claims every time greyhound racing receives negative press. This isn't accidental. It's a cynical strategy intended to distract attention away from the issue at hand. Note that none of the posts above have actually disputed any of the reporting in this article. They have not disputed the Arkansas Times report because they can't.

Dog racing is being propped up by other forms of gambling at Southland, and hundreds of greyhounds have suffered injuries at the track in recent years. Greyhound breeders can throw as much mud as they want at greyhound protection advocates, but these facts regarding Southland Park won't change.

12 likes, 24 dislikes
Posted by CTheil on 06/20/2012 at 1:50 PM

 

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