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Block dangerous bill to prop up dog racing in Texas
  • Petitioned Texas State Senate

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Texas State Senate

Block dangerous bill to prop up dog racing in Texas

    1. Petition by

      GREY2K USA Worldwide

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February 2014

Victory

The bill to prop up dog racing in Texas was blocked.

GREY2K USA has learned that a bill will be filed in Austin to breathe new life into Gulf Greyhound Park. Specifically, Texas Senate Joint Resolution 6 is a constitutional amendment that seeks to legalize expanded gambling at racetracks and that earmarks slot machine profits to prop up live greyhound racing. 

Pari-mutuel wagering was first legalized in the Lone Star state in 1986. Thankfully, there is now one dog track regularly conducting live greyhound racing - Gulf Greyhound Park of La Marque. But two other greyhound facilities, Valley Race Park and Gulf Coast Racing, have shown interest in following suit. 

We can't let this happen! 

According to records obtained from the Texas Racing Commission, 1,351 greyhound injuries were reported at Gulf Greyhound Park between January 2008 and August 4, 2011. During this same period, forty-nine greyhounds died or were euthanized. The most commonly reported injury was a broken leg. Other reported injuries include torn muscles, puncture wounds, lacerations, dislocations, sprains, paralysis and a fractured skull. Read our full report here.

Additionally, evidence has recently surfaced exposing the use of live lure training in the state. 

Help us fight the proposed subsidy now. We are very close to the end of dog racing in Texas. It would be a terrible tragedy if this cruel activity were to be bailed out now. Please sign our petition to all members of the Texas Senate and ask them to reject this misguided attempt to prop up cruelty to greyhound racing. 

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 9,000 signatures

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    • Paul Hopper FORREST CITY, AR
      • 8 months ago

      Greyhounds are good for people, and the dogs are being abused by racing.

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    • Don Hughes CEDAR HILL, TX
      • 8 months ago

      abuse is a abuse....

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    • Angie Steighner POMPANO BEACH, FL
      • 8 months ago

      DOG RACING IS CRUEL

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    • Della Moodie OTTAWA , ONTARIO, CANADA
      • 8 months ago

      I AM Against Dog Racing . The Activety is Strenuous and Many Greyhound Dogs Die on the Track. This is a Betting, Gambling Activety about Financial Gains and Not about the Health and Welfare of Greyhound Dogs involved. This activety is Cruel !.

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    • Clare Strohman NAPLES, FL
      • 8 months ago

      Greyhound Racing shouldn't be lumped with those that want to gamble and use slot machines. Go ahead.....gamble but don't make the greyhounds suffer. Go blow your money a different way. Greyhound Racing needs to stop.

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