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Stay away from dog tracks

July 21, 2010
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander




To the editor,


 


As if it’s not enough that greyhounds are forced to race until they are no longer useful and then discarded like garbage, some dogs have again tested positive for cocaine on Florida tracks.


 


Besides drugging them, this cruel industry subjects these gentle, sociable couch potatoes to a life in a cramped cage, denied the attention and care from a loving family they deserve. Illness and injuries — including broken legs, heatstroke and heart attacks — claim the lives of many dogs.


 


The greyhound racing industry is also dying. Since 2001, 25 tracks have closed in the U.S.; there are only 23 tracks remaining in seven states.


 


People who care about dogs should continue to stay away from tracks and betting parlors.





To learn more, visit www.PETA.org and  www.grey2kusa.org.


 


Jennifer O'Connor


PETA Foundation


Norfolk, Va,


 

 
 

 

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