Wednesday, July 23, 2008

7 Greyhounds Break Legs in 6 Days

From a press release I received today:
Raynham, MA – According to state records obtained by the Committee to Protect Dogs, seven greyhounds suffered broken legs at Massachusetts racetracks during a six-day span in June. The records indicate that three of the dogs will require a full year to recover from their devastating injuries while another greyhound will need six months to heal.

“Every month, we receive new reports of dogs suffering broken legs and other serious injuries while racing at tracks in our state,” said MSPCA-Angell President Carter Luke. “In some cases the dogs limp away facing a year of recovery and rehabilitation while other greyhounds leave their lives on the track. It is time for Massachusetts’ citizens to end this cruelty and vote yes on Question 3.”
Greyhound racing... a little harmless fun, right? Wrong. There were actually 8 Greyhounds that were seriously injured in June. That's in addition to the 9 last month. There's an epidemic here - one that voters can cure by voting Yes on Question Three in November.


Oops - I was wrong. Eight dogs weren't seriously injured in June - there were 11. It was even worse than I thought. In fact, 8 dogs were injured in June at Wonderland alone!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's reasonable to believe that those injured dogs were euthanized. What owner would waste resources for non-performing animals? They're just the wasted debris of a sad industry.

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