End of the line for dog racing

Nov 6, 2008 Full story: Sun Chronicle

A greyhound waits to race at Raynham-Taunton Dog Track on Wednesday. Greyhound racing will no longer be allowed in Massachusetts come 2010.

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Mickey

Attleboro, MA

#1 Nov 7, 2008
I voted to end dog racing in Mass.
I do feel bad that folks are going to lose their jobs,but I felt worse for the dogs.
I DO know , firsthand,that SOME of these dogs are treated cruelly. I have witnessed this with my own eyes. I knew someone who owned greyhounds and I hated what I saw.
I'm not sorry for voting the way I did. I'd do it again.
Dale

North Dartmouth, MA

#2 Nov 17, 2008
If these dogs were being abused then we would certainly know about it. Don't you think that the animal rights activists would be all over it if there was any abuse going on?
animallover

Wenham, MA

#3 Nov 18, 2008
To Dale,
Everyone who cares about animals DOES know it, which is why Question 3 passed overwhelmingly.

And give up the 'animal rights activist' angle already. I am not an activist and I did the research (as far back as the early 1990's) and there is ample evidence of cruelty throughout the dog racing industry.

Anyone denying this sorry FACT is simply unwilling to LOOK at the industry as a whole or just doesn't care about animals suffering PERIOD

If you happen to fall into the latter group of people, then do us all a favor, and save the rhetoric and just admit it.

Knock off the misdirection, lies, name calling, etc...and simply state that you don't care if animals suffer as long as some humans gain something for it.
Okay. Are we clear about this?
How gullible do you think people are anyway?
Question 3 passed, GET OVER IT!
renfan

Ringgold, GA

#4 Nov 18, 2008
Dale wrote:
If these dogs were being abused then we would certainly know about it. Don't you think that the animal rights activists would be all over it if there was any abuse going on?
You are too stupid for words, only a fraction of the dogs get homes after racing careers and the rest go to dog food - they are killed and served to others, often less than 3 yrs. old - it is cheaper than commerical dog food. Most abuse happens in private - animals rights don't cover it all, look at the abuse of puppy mills. People know about them but little is done.
The next to go should be the Iditarod in Alaska - the whole event is for tourists. It is base on one incident but people failed to realize, most of the original dogs died of exhaustion. I have been to Alaska and seen how the dogs are kept during the year. Staked out in the middle of nowhere, hiding
behind bail of straw against the elements, and driven half mad from boredom. Do you really think they feed the losers? I have seen piles of burned dogs - not good mushers and too expensive to feed. One judges a society by how the weakest members are treated ... we rank pretty bad. You probably cried when bull baiting was mad illegal.
Astrid

Taunton, MA

#5 Dec 1, 2008
I would agree with kid from my state and not Dale
I have a dog and she got abused so yeah I felt really bad
I also voted that there shouldn't be no more dog racing
so yes I agree that there shouldn't be any dog racing ever :)

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