Thank you, Tim Vanderpool and Tucson Weekly, for keeping this story alive. Hi-five for your well-written story that illustrates how little the local governments, licensing agencies, and businesses care about what the voters want. Arizona is so far behind the times in animal welfare, despite the documented link between abuse of animals and humans. You are doing a great service to us by keeping us informed of the truth. And, pet owners using Robinson's services will now know he really cares more about his bank account than their pets.
Ditto, Lizzie. Your comments are sadly accurate.
The track continues to point the finger, the understaffed state investigators continue to overlook it, and the dogs continue to be abused.
Thank you to the media who care to continue keeping tabs on this issue. If the state law can't be enforced, I'm glad the media is willing to use their influence to help educate voters. "Tom Taylor" went by many other names through ten years of my exposure to the track. The answer isn't to replace "Tom Taylor" because another one like him will eventually come along. Attitude trickles down from the top. Go there for change... and if the Florida owners of the track don't quit pointing the finger and don't make real change, let's hope the State finally does their job and takes away their license for continuing to snub their nose at the law.
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