Karyn Zoldan 
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Re: “Guest Opinion

My greyhounds and I will follow Steve K. anywhere. He was a one man band like a dog to a bone in pointing the finger at the Tucson Greyhound Park atrocities. Mercifully, that hell hole ended live dog racing on June 25, 2016. And for that I'm thankful as I'm sure are the 252 dogs that left the track and went into adoptive homes. Another 150 or so went to racing servitude elsewhere and some went to an Orange County blood bank as blood donating captives for 1 or 2 years.

Steve also has common sense regarding guns, the Broadway expansion and bringing more movie and TV filming into Pima County to fill our hotels, restaurants and economy.

He's got my vote.

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Posted by Karyn Zoldan on 01/04/2017 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Media Watch

John

Hate to see you go, hope it was your decision. Your column was always so chock full of interesting info and gossip. You lasted a long time under the new regime. I wish you well in all your endeavors.

Karyn Z.

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Posted by Karyn Zoldan on 09/18/2016 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Guest Opinion

Catherine
Welcome back. In your September 2007 article you wrote:
http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/osulliv…

"Greyhound racing's inherent cruelty resides not in its overt brutality, as in pit bull fighting, but in the shroud of secrecy that surrounds it. "

Guess what? That dog racing cesspool is still operating and in more secrecy than ever. Nothing has changed except it's gotten far worse.

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Posted by Karyn Zoldan on 06/19/2015 at 6:55 PM

Re: “Noshing Around

Here's more restaurant altruism - Dine Out for Greyhound Adoption - August 19 at Feast Restaurant. Feast will give back 20% when you present a flyer. Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption (SA Greys) has paid $65,000 to fix broken legs and extraordinary injuries from dogs leaving the track - please support their efforts - http://blog.sagreyhoundadoption.org/2014/0…

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Posted by Karyn Zoldan on 08/14/2014 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Things We Don't Like: John C. Scott Out at KVOI

John C. Scott does have another gig. He is the Operations Manager and Track Announcer at Tucson Greyhound Park - http://tucsongreyhound.com/about-the-track…

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Posted by Karyn Zoldan on 12/19/2013 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Media Watch

Tim Vanderpool's Current column was one of the two reasons I read the Weekly. He wasn't afraid to cover and expose the nitty gritty of what's happening in Tucson. I don't see anyone else covering those topics since his absence. Personally, I want to thank him for educating the masses about the horrific "sport" call greyhound racing. He was doggedly reported about the many ills and injustices at Tucson Greyhound Park.

Also what happened to Dave Devine? I don't see him in Currents any more either?

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Posted by Karyn Zoldan on 12/14/2013 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Revolving Racetrack

Arizona Department of Racing Director: Instead, he defended the injections. "The (track) veterinarian treats these dogs once a month with really low doses, just to allow them to settle down and not go in season while the racing is going on.

(Not really. Confess that the real reason is if they are in season, they cannot race, and if they cannot race, they cannot make any money.)

So, is Bill Walsh saying that now the dogs ARE being treated with steroids even though South Tucson previously said take it off the premises and Pima County banned it entirely?

If this is so, what's the fine for treating dogs with steroids when there's an ordinance, Pima County?

Of course, Bill Walsh, Arizona Department of Racing director, will defend Tucson Greyhound Park. After all, he's a regulator and we all know how these agencies regulate -- it's like OJ policing himself. Also now the Arizona Department of Racing is not supported by your tax dollars (the General Fund) and must provide for itself so why do they want to harm/kill off one of their own?

Tucson Greyhound Park continues to do as it's always done without transparency and accountability.

Thank you Tim Vanderpool for continuing to tell the story of state sanctioned dog abuse as well as since 1994 has never paid taxes on their millions and millions of dollars earned on live dog racing or simulcast. (They do pay property taxes, licensing, food & beverage tax.)

Everyone reading this should be contacting their AZ state legislators (even the ones who claim to be animal advocates) and ask them how/why this cruel charade is allowed to persist. TGP is a black mark on South Tucson and the City of Tucson (because it's called Tucson Greyhound Park, doesn't matter what city it's in) and Pima County.

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Posted by Karyn Zoldan on 08/22/2013 at 9:46 AM

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