Wednesday, August 5, 2009

RI to Ban Greyhound Racing!


Dear Friends,

Today I bring you great news!! After hearing from greyhound advocates
around the world, the Rhode Island legislature has announced it will not hold a
special summer session in order to prevent Twin River from shutting down
live racing.
his means that dog racing will end on August 8!

When lawmakers report back in September, we will introduce legislation to
end dog racing as a matter of law. Please thank Representative Patricia
_rep-serpa@rilin. state..ri. us_
( and Senator Lou Raptakis
_sen-raptakis@ rilin..state. ri.us_
( for sponsoring this bill, which
will end dog
racing for good in New England. Click here to read an Associated Press
about our rally at the state capitol- _http://www.forbes. com/feeds/
ap/2009/07/ 16/ap6662278. html_

**To hear the latest update on the campaign to end dog racing please tune
into Sins of Omission Radio on Monday, August 3 at 9 p.m. (Eastern time).
will discuss the "Unseen Costs of Greyhound Racing" with host, Paula
Log into _www.blogtalkradio. com/NQR_ (
and call 347-677-0792 with your questions and comments.**

Once Twin River ends dog racing, there will be just eight states remaining
where dog racing is legal and operational. We are committed to ending dog
racing in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Texas, West Virginia
and Wisconsin.

Please help us reach this goal by becoming a member of the
Gracie Club or by making a contribution today.
Together, we can end dog racing nationwide!
For the greyhounds,

Christine A. Dorchak, Esq.

Dennis Tabella of Defenders of Animals, Rep. Pat Serpa & Rep. Rod Driver
with Christine Dorchak, Carey Theil & Zoe at the Rhode Island rally.


"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)

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