Injuries to racing greyhounds increase

Injuries to racing greyhounds increase

There are 13 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 25, 2008, titled Injuries to racing greyhounds increase. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

More dogs sustained serious injuries racing at the Dairyland Greyhound Park last year, compared with 2006, according to state records.

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Greyhound Lover

Detroit, MI

#1 Feb 26, 2008
Greyhound racing is an industry and all they are about is the bottom line....money!! Put an end to this blood sport NOW!!
Patricia

Bolingbrook, IL

#2 Feb 26, 2008
OK, Netboy, if it is not the dogs or the weather, what is YOUR explanation for the significant increase in injuries????????

Greyhound racing does not have the appeal it once did because the public is finding out about the abuse and is tired of it. Find another way to take people's money that doesn't involve cruelty...
DogGambler

El Paso, TX

#3 Feb 27, 2008
O boy. Here we go with susan netboy follower. Listen up. The dogs get hurt. Deal with it. Just like horses do in horseracing or like runners do in marathons. Its a sport. People go down. True the number for 2007 was its hightest in 12 years and Dairyland will have to address that with the track and personnel, but hell its a sport and some dogs are gonna go down. If you cant stomach that, then stay home and watch veggie tales or something
Rescue a Hound

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#4 Feb 27, 2008
Okay DogGambler, I have run two marathons in my life. In the last one I could barely move my left knee at the finish line. I don't recall anyone putting me down because of my injury. To call racing animals in a large circle a sport similar to running is foolish. Greyhound racing is a matter of profit. It is bloody and viscious and must end. Judging by the declining bumber of tracks, attendace, and money taken in the public is beginning to agree.
Saved 4 From Your Cruelty

Charlotte, NC

#5 Feb 27, 2008
"The dogs get hurt. Deal with it." Yes, they do get hurt, and when they do, the lucky dogs are dumped onto rescue organizations that pay for their vet bills and rehabilitation. We "deal with it" with money out of our own pockets and with donations from people with a heart. The tracks are not held responsible for this cost, neither are you. Fairness demands that what you broke, you pay to fix, and I don't mean fix it with a bullet to the head.
cosmo kramer

Jersey City, NJ

#6 Feb 27, 2008
DogGambler wrote:
O boy. Here we go with susan netboy follower. Listen up. The dogs get hurt. Deal with it. Just like horses do in horseracing or like runners do in marathons. Its a sport. People go down. True the number for 2007 was its hightest in 12 years and Dairyland will have to address that with the track and personnel, but hell its a sport and some dogs are gonna go down. If you cant stomach that, then stay home and watch veggie tales or something
it's NOT a sport! it's an inhumane spectacle!
TrueBabyBlue

El Paso, TX

#7 Feb 28, 2008
Ok rescue a hound. Considering your name I wont really pay you too much attention but heres a few seconds your way.
You ran 2 marathons right? Great, then you know how people get injured. That was my point actually if you scroll back up and do your homework. Not only that, but only a TINY percent of dogs injured get put to sleep. How do i know this? Well unlike you I know people at the track. Mainly dog owners and trainers. So your petty lies are just that. But hey, since you got so much time on your hands, worry about dogfighting instead of dogracing. You dig
cosmo kramer

Jersey City, NJ

#8 Feb 28, 2008
TrueBabyBlue wrote:
...worry about dogfighting instead of dogracing. You dig
dog racing is not a far stretch from dog fighting. they both exploit and abuse animals.
Mark

Kingsland, GA

#9 Mar 2, 2008
Hey I have a great idea......We can have all the crooked business owners and their families along with the corrupt politicians run the track at Dairyland with Indians chasing after them for the money falling out of their pockets!
Hopefully they would all get injured and have to be "put down".
USMC1979

El Paso, TX

#10 Mar 11, 2008
Dam is that funny...Dumbsht
Michelle Young Cuenant

Pompano Beach, FL

#11 Aug 13, 2008
OK "Dog Gambler".....how about you put your "real" name? Why is it the bigger the opinion to keep Greyhound Racing going, the "littler" the ID.
Guess what? Horse Racing will soon end,... as you so eloquently suggest..."Deal with it"....that and Greyhound Racing is on its way out.."deal with that, "too...
I just find it so incredibly scary that people can not only feel nothng for animals...they actually try to justify it.
Heads up, "Mr. No Conscience"...change your "ID" to that.
Michelle Young Cuenant
Elizabeth

Boston, MA

#12 Sep 3, 2008
DogGambler wrote:
O boy. Here we go with susan netboy follower. Listen up. The dogs get hurt. Deal with it. Just like horses do in horseracing or like runners do in marathons. Its a sport. People go down. True the number for 2007 was its hightest in 12 years and Dairyland will have to address that with the track and personnel, but hell its a sport and some dogs are gonna go down. If you cant stomach that, then stay home and watch veggie tales or something
Gambler, I guess I know where you're coming from.
Comparing marathoners to dog/horse racing is intellectually hollow. Marathoners race by choice; Animals do not. And they suffer just so that you may be entertained.Think of the money you'd save if you didn't throw it away on the races.
greyhound worker

UK

#13 Sep 20, 2008
Rescue a Hound wrote:
Okay DogGambler, I have run two marathons in my life. In the last one I could barely move my left knee at the finish line. I don't recall anyone putting me down because of my injury. To call racing animals in a large circle a sport similar to running is foolish. Greyhound racing is a matter of profit. It is bloody and viscious and must end. Judging by the declining bumber of tracks, attendace, and money taken in the public is beginning to agree.
U don't realise the damage the dogs do wen they do hurt themselves ... alot of the time they are not repairable and is cruel to keep the animal alive ... but everything is thought of before the decision of putting them down .. so its completely different to your knee incident

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