Tucson Opinion on Greyhound Steroids Ban: Thank Dog – Updateby Karyn Zoldan on Sep. 11, 2012, under Animal News, Dogs, Canines, Fun with Fido, Barking Encouraged, Greyhounds
Update: The Council unanimously passed the steroid ban in the City of Tucson, now joining South Tucson in the steroid injecting ban. Thank you dear Council and Mayor. Karin Uhlich asked the dog track general manager how often and where else he skirts the law. Bingo! You can view the KGUN9 segment here. Please contact the media and thank them for keeping this important humane issue in the forefront. And don’t forget to thank the Mayor and City Council.
Four paws up from my house today for the Arizona Daily Star‘s opinion, “Dog-racing industry a model of disregard.”
According to the article:
“Will Tucson Greyhound Park always do what’s best for the dogs?
History says no. The greyhound racing industry again and again has shown disregard for the dogs.
We all, hopefully, remember the 140 greyhounds who went missing from the track between 2005 and 2006.
State authorities eventually assumed the dogs were killed by a hauler.
In 2010, eight dogs baked to death on their way to Tucson.
More recently, greyhound activists have released footage of dogs crammed into dark cages. In that video, a trainer discusses serving the dogs 4D meat, which is such a bad grade charcoal is mixed in to ensure people don’t eat it.
The law South Tucson voters approved bans this meat and ensures a minimum of time outside for the dog.
We support Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik’s effort to have the council adopt a ban similar to South Tucson’s.”
You can read the full article here
Thanks to Councilman Steve Kozachik for leading the pack on this important humane issue.
In my humble opinion, the only people who are in favor of dosing the female greyhounds with testosterone steroids are the people who make money off their backs.
Photo: Jett raced 150 times. Then he raced into my heart.