Ban Greyhound Racing in Iowa
  • Petitioned Iowa State House

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Iowa State House
Iowa State Senate

Ban Greyhound Racing in Iowa

    1. Stephanie Feldstein
    2. Petition by

      Stephanie Feldstein

      Ypsilanti, MI

Iowa State Representative Mary Mascher said she plans to introduce legislation next session to shut down greyhound racing in the state, which she accurately describes as "an inhumane, dying industry."

Iowa is one of fourteen states without any laws against dog racing, and one of only seven states that still have operational dog tracks.

Grey2K USA and the ASPCA recently released a 110-page report on greyhound racing in Iowa, which reveals the cruelty of industry, including: dogs kept in small cages 19 to 21 hours a day, dogs being fed meat from diseased animals, and hundreds of injuries, with nearly 1 in 5 resulting in death.

Let Iowa officials know that you support a ban on dog racing.

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Iowa on Track to Consider Dog Racing Ban

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Supporting greyhound racing is a losing bet these days. Only fourteen states don't have laws against the so-called sport. Only seven states still have operational dog tracks. And if State Representative Mary Mascher, from Iowa City, has her way, Iowa...

    3. Greyhound Racing Runs Its Last Lap in Wisconsin

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Kenosha's Dairyland Greyhound Park, the last of Wisconsin's dog racing tracks, is going out of business on December 31st. Although none will be operating, dog tracks are still legal in Wisconsin, one of only fourteen states without any statutes...

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    • Diana Vecchio MASPETH, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      I think its absolutely appauling to know the kind of people in this world that defend such cruelty, it seems to me that all that matters in this world to the people that have any connection to dog racing as well as other areas of sports involving animals, is money! It sickens me to see how selfish people can really be, I believe that greyhound racing should be banned because there is no respect for the animals, and people that are involved in housing these dogs do not deserve a second chance in improving the environment for these dogs because no dog should have to race till its death, leave these animals alone and stop hurting them, find another way to make money, instead of jeopardizing the lives of these innocent dogs!!!

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    • Traci Harris LARGO, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      I pray to God that they finally ban greyhound racing completely. This is animal abuse!

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    • Margrett Brown MIDLAND, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      Stop the dog racing and abuse.

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