Remember Pa's Mismakamess!
Put Tom Taylor out of a job. While you're at it, keep Munger out of the governor's office.
To be fair, injecting the females with hormones to keep them out of heat is a reasonable thing to do, and is routine at all tracks, not just dead-enders like Tucson.
But injecting dogs with canola oil? Dear god. Shut the place down already.
Tucson Greyhound Park is financially "circling the drain," with increasingly desperate attempts to stay open- including trying to switch to seasonal racing, meaning the "dumping" of hundreds of dogs when the end of the season is over at Tucson's bottom-grade track: the dogs will have nowhere else to go.
Phoenix has a much better track, with strict controls over what their kennel operators can and cannot do with their dogs. Moreover, no racing hounds are housed at the track, unlike Tucson. I've been behind the scenes at both, and it's a world better in Tucson.
Meanwhile, TGP continues to elude paying taxes on revenue generated- money that in turn goes to out-of-state owners. They continue to bring in unqualified- even criminal- kennel operators, who are slowly ground down financially until they can no longer operate.
Then there's the manager himself- the man who decided Pa's Missmakamess ("Missy") should die for her hock fracture, rather than be given to a qualified kennel operator who offered to PAY for Missy rather than have her destroyed, to rehabilitate the dog rather than kill her.
Fleas, drugs, kennel operators (Kevin Mathieu- license suspended in other states, not caught by Arizona until AFTER Missy died), "heat-related" accidents where 8 of 35 greyhounds on a haul to Mexico (three dogs stuffed in a "hole" when the law says no more than two), hundreds of missing dogs from TGP employing a Colorado hauler who presumably had them killed- all this and more, that stinks more than blowout D on a cinderblock wall in Tucson.
Shut it down.
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