This is an amazing resource to those of us who wonder what goes on behind closed doors at the numerous U.S. greyhound race tracks, some fortunately long gone and fewer still operating.
Twenty-two years of searchable data has been compiled by GREY2K USA from public record requests to public agencies overseeing and “regulating” dog racing. The data spans 22 years of documented animal cruelty from minor infractions to major abuses. That’s a whole lot of scanning and entry.
For instance, search “drugs.” From the drop down menu, select all, like, and then type in — drugs. You will receive 341 entries :
–dog tested positive for procaine
–dog tested positive for DMSO
–dog tested positive for theobromine
–dog tested positive for Oxyphenbutazone & Phenylbutazone
–dog tested positive for cocaine
–The following prohibited items were found in…
And that’s just the in the first 20 entries…
You can also search by state. From the drop down menu, select all, like, and then type in — Arizona. You will receive 291 entries.
Kudos to the team who put this amazing resource together. Sadly, I have to wonder what doesn’t get reported or regulated in the dog racing industry. Transparent, it is not.
(Photo credit: Pima Animal Care Center but obtained by GREY2K USA through a public information request.)