New Dog Racing Injuries Revealed, Ask Iowa Governor to Help Greyhounds
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New Dog Racing Injuries Revealed, Ask Iowa Governor to Help Greyhounds

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Did you know that twenty-four greyhounds just died and nearly 200 injuries were recently reported at Dubuque and Bluff's Run Greyhound Parks? Read the news in this weekend's Des Moines Register.

According to state records obtained by GREY2K USA, most of the injuries recorded were broken legs.Other disclosed injuries included sprains, tears, a fractured skull and even a broken neck. Dude, Lilac, Geniusindisguise, Bucky and Rausch were all young greyhounds who deserved to live -- and to be loved -- like other dogs. But they never got that chance.


Please read our full report here.

Thankfully, there is a solution! In each of the last three years, "decoupling" legislation has been introduced to remove the live racing mandate and to allow the tracks to close their kennels.

Under current law, the two facilities (now operating as Mystique Casino and Horseshoe Council Bluffs) must not only offer greyhound races to stay open but also must subsidize greyhound breeding with millions in casino profits. As a result of this bad public policy, greyhound racing is being artificially propped up even though actual interest is in steep decline.

You can help pass legislation to change this now. Please sign and share this petition.

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    1. Victory!

      Governor Terry Branstad signed a new law to phase out greyhound racing in Iowa. As a result, dog racing will be cut by nearly 70% starting next year. One dog track will close, and $14 million in annual subsidies for greyhound breeders will permanently end.
      http://www.grey2kusa.org/eNEWS/G2K-060214.html

      You helped close another dog track!

      Trouble viewing this email? Click here to view it in your browser. Dear Friends, Our strategy to end greyhound cruelty is working . Over the weekend, Governor Terry Branstad signed a new law tophase out greyhound racing in Iowa. As a result, dog racing will be cut by nearly 70% starting next year.

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    • Linda Lemos PEMBROKE PINES, FL
      • 3 months ago

      we must stop this senseless sport, these animals are for pleasure not for making money for people who have a gambling problem. They should be a pet not a money maker, and the ones that bet on them need help like maybe they should seek out gambles anonymous.

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    • marcela ceballos MéRIDA, MEXICO
      • 3 months ago

      YA BASTA DE LA EXPLOTACION ANIMAL YA DEJEMOSLOS EN PAZ POR DIOS

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    • John Argo ST LOUIS, MO
      • 4 months ago

      All dogs are noble, even mutts, so to make them preform in any manner that is harmful to them or treat them with any cruelty whatsoever must be stopped. However grayhounds are a very special case as they are bread to the point of self-destruction when raced and they are raced for human greed! Shame on those that perpetuate this terrible primitive sort of depraved human practice.

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    • Lotta Lindsjö HJäRUP, SWEDEN
      • 4 months ago

      stop this animal abuse

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    • 杉浦 ひとみ 愛知県, JAPAN
      • 4 months ago

      STOP!

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