Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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Victory for the Greyhounds—Dog Racing Ends in New Hampshire!
Today, we bring you great news!
After years of fighting for stronger greyhound protection laws in New
Hampshire, the dogs have finally had their day in the Granite State.
This morning, the last two remaining dog tracks in New Hampshire announced
that they _are ending greyhound racing, effective immediately_
Under a new law passed as part of the state budget, the tracks will be able to continue simulcast gambling without live racing.
This is an incredible victory for everyone who cares about animals, and
ends a sad chapter in New Hampshire history. Since 2005 alone, _nearly 1,200
greyhounds have been injured_
(http://grey2kusa.c.topica.com/maancHUabRkCwaFaSl8eaeQyhC/) while racing in that state, and since dog racing was legalized a generation ago tens of thousands of dogs have endured lives of endless confinement at local tracks. Also, countless dogs have died because they were injured or no longer fast enough to be profitable.
We are proud to say that due to the hard work of many advocates, this
cruelty will now apparently end for good!
The campaign for New Hampshire’s greyhounds_
(http://grey2kusa.c.topica.com/maancHUabRkCxaFaSl8eaeQyhC/) has been years in the making. In just the past five years, GREY2K USA has led fights to pass a law requiring dog tracks to report on greyhound injuries, repealed several state subsidies for dog racing, and removed a terrible law that excluded greyhounds from the protections of the anti-cruelty law.
Many people worked on these efforts, and while it is impossible to name
everyone who deserves recognition, we would like to specially thank GREY2K
USA board members Mike Trombley and Paul LaFlamme for their leadership. Great
thanks are also due to our New Hampshire supporters who contacted their
lawmakers throughout this campaign.
Finally, the fight is still not completely over. We will not rest until
greyhound racing is illegal in New Hampshire supporters, and dog racing
cannot be resurrected. So please support this ongoing work today by making a
Another “greyt“ way to celebrate and support our ongoing work is to buy a
GREY2 USA t-shirt. Our special sale ends tomorrow, so _get yours now_
Together, we can end the cruelty of dog racing everywhere. _Nine more
states to go!_ (http://grey2kusa.c.topica.com/maancHUabRkz4aFaSl8eaeQyhC/)
Christine Dorchak and Carey Theil
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today and in the future.
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Want to know which states still allow greyhound racing? Click on the map
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06/11/09: _Fate of Thousands of NH Greyhounds Hangs in the Balance,
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“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it
violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)
"The fate of animals is of greater importance to me
than the fear of appearing ridiculous;
it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men."
- Emile Zola (1840-1902)