Why is this Dog smiling?
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: November 4, 2008
BOSTON—Massachusetts voters on Tuesday approved a ban on greyhound racing.
"The measure will force the state’s two greyhound race tracks—Wonderland and Raynham Park—to close their doors by Jan. 1, 2010.
Supporters argued greyhound racing is inhumane and that greyhounds are routinely injured during races, including broken legs, paralysis and even death from cardiac arrest.
The state’s dog tracks say the greyhounds are well cared for and looked after by veterinarians. They also pointed to their efforts to ensure greyhounds are adopted once their racing days are over.
The track owners say eliminating the tracks will take a financial toll on the state. They said up to 1,000 workers will lose their jobs.
A similar question narrowly lost eight years ago."
Our concern now, is that there is going to be an immediate overload of Greyhounds in shelters. The problem is that if there is no room in these shelters, the remaining dogs will be killed. We will do our part, by adopting a third if the need arises. If you have ever considered opening your home to a grateful and loving dog, NOW is the time.