Same song, different verse. Thanks to Mr. Vanderpool for such a wonderful article and yet these horror stories have been around the greyhound racing community for DECADES. I personally have two wonderful greyhounds adopted from the Tuscon track and even though they both had short racing careers, you can tell from their teeth, scars, and missing fur that their treatment there was less than deplorable. Nobody denies that greyhounds love to run...the issue is the industry sees them nothing more than a commodity...an object they can use and abuse until they don't race anymore at which time they either shoot them or let adoption groups rescue them. In spite of the never-ending horror stories though, the breed is a real testament to just how great they are seeing just how wonderfully they adapt into a loving home. Too bad the love doesn't start from when they are born in the kennel. So many tracks have closed already...just end this industry already and make the Tuscon track the next one to go on the chopping block!
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