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New Report Highlights Horrors of Texas Greyhound Racing

Monday, March 18, 2013 - 4:00pm
New Report Highlights Horrors of Texas Greyhound Racing

We already knew that Greyhounds at racetracks suffer immensely. But today, Greyhound advocate group GREY2K USA released a report that shows just how bad things are for dogs forced to race in Texas.

The report, produced with funding from the ASPCA, showed that at Texas racetracks:

• Greyhounds are forced to live in confined, stacked cages, with large Greyhounds being unable to stand fully erect in their cages.
• In 2012, six Greyhounds died at Gulf Greyhound Park from a form of canine influenza, often a recurring epidemic in cramped living situations.
• In 2011, a Texas Greyhound trainer failed to obtain veterinary care for an injured Greyhound until two days after the injury occurred.
• Greyhounds are fed 4-D meat from diseased animals to reduce costs.

The report also showed that1,507 greyhound injuries were reported at Texas racetracks from January 2008 through December 2011. Fifty-six of these injuries were fatal or required euthanasia, with the most commonly reported injury being broken legs. Other serious injuries reported included torn muscles, puncture wounds, a fractured skull and paralysis.

Frankly, we don’t see why the Texas dog racing industry doesn’t just throw in the towel—Lone Star State residents are way over dog racing. The report shows that gambling on dog racing and dog race attendance are way, way down.

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La Marca Monique

Stop in this part of the States to ill-treat greyhounds...you are sick bastards... like spanish who torture Calgos.
After using them for racing, you make abuse on them.
Shame on you.

SHEILA MARQUIS

This needs to be stopped immediately!! Who can we address with this situation? Is the humane society in Texas not dealing with this?

DWyckoff

I agree that Greyhound racing in Texas is appalling. But I also know that the ladies who work at Gulf Greyhound Racings' Adoption Group love these dogs with all their hearts, but are restricted by the track management as to what they can do. These ladies work hard at getting every dog a good owner. I know, since the track opened, I have adopted 10 dogs from them.
Remember, there are good and bad in all people.

Paul

I just moved to Texas. I am appalled at the frank lack of concern and respect the people in this state give to animals in general. The fact that these poor Greyhounds has come to the attention of a group that will fight for them is a blessing. However, the laws and the lawmakers in this state need to get with the program and make it a very harsh punishment for these animal abusers. What makes their pain less then that of the humans that hurt and neglect them?

Cherie

Maybe it would be a lot of fun to slap a collar on the human animals that think dog racing should be a sport, and see how fast they can run around a track. I might pay to watch that. Seriously, how do these people sleep at night!!!

Jaime Perez

How greedy can people be? To continue to abuse these magnificent dogs is just beyond reason. This "sport" needs to stop now! Stop making these poor dogs suffer for profit. It breaks my heart to hear of these awful abuses in the animal world.

Chan Gray

If the animals can't be feed properly and given proper sleeping; the track should be closed. I don't think animals should be abused for money. Very I humane. Thx.

Gigi

Give it up Texas. Greyhounds are animals not cash cows.

Johnnie White

I did not know we had dog racing in Texss/ Shame on us its time to stop It is very wrong to make blood money off of animals back. If you are to lazy to work then go sit on a corner and beg do not wast a dogs life for yourself because your not worth it Dog racing and dog frighter prompt crime

Josephine

THE LAW OF MOTION WILL TURN THE VICIOUS TABLE AGAINST THIS MONSTERS DOING THIS...& WHEN THE LAW IN MOTION MOVES THERES NO HIDING BECAUSE THE UNIVERSAL LAW WILL FORCE THE PUNISHMENT...

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