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Question would end greyhound racing, clamp down on dog fighting

Discussion in 'Laws & Legislation' started by Marty, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. Suki

    Suki Guest

    As mentioned this has been an on again off again issue since 2000, and it is really annoying to be reading of it again!

    Wonderland is a decent facility, not too far from my house, that is right on the Blue Line=has it's own stop, and therefore draws in both revenue and people. Lots of both. It is my understanding that the dogs are treated, "humanely" and the ones retired are typically placed, as they make great house pets.
    Supporters that say, " greyhounds are at risk of serious injuries, from broken legs to cardiac arrest, and that the safety of the dogs should outweigh the entertainment value of racing" have been trying this angle for years. The dogs enjoy racing, much like the horses do ( another issue), and now, all of a sudden, after ALL these years (again), "saftey issues" are the are the scape goat...annoying.....

    And as far as the pit bulls seized recently in Lawrence, NOTHING was EVER proved that those dogs were fighting. It was just another assumption. They "thought" the dogs were fighting. (I quote the paper): "The thought was they may be training the pit bulls for fighting," Romero told The Eagle-Tribune of Lawrence".
    and this one just kills me:
    "Voters recognize that dogs deserve to be protected from individuals and industries that do them harm," said Carter Luke of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals".
    But it's ok for the police to take my pit bull, whether she's done anything wrong or not, when I drive through Amesbury, MA., because it has allowed BSL to pass. So, if my car breaks down when I'm in this particular city, (which is inevitable: Rt.95 goes right thru it), and I have my dog in the car with me, she can by law, be seized, and yes, euthed, which I would term, "harmed by, and not protected by, those that will do harm to her". And this statement is supposed to make sense to me?!!! How very ironic!
    The cost of living is so unbelieveably high here, you'd think people would find more constructive/efficient ways to spend the tax payers money!
    Not trying to pass off $hit like this.....:mad:
    Tx for the post, Marty. So, here we go again!!!!!
  2. simms

    simms CH Dog

    Within the APBT community we have allowed the AR movement to progress as within this community there are very vocal and active supporters......Esp those that support stiffer penalties and laws against dogfighting, this is their loop hole in.

    They have Compromised for their emotional beleifs ....most not knowing the facts, just based on an emotional response.In turn these laws that they help promote leads to legistlation....That is a FACT!!!

    Basicly what they were fighting for and with turns around and bites them in the ass....Sleeping with the enemy.

    The slogan that I have grown to despise....Dont punish the breed for humans dirty deeds....Ironic.

    I will not compromise, your rights nor my own.

    Damn Suki, hope you never have any car trouble on rout.
  3. Attila

    Attila Guest

    Hmm Suki I know a nice quite place you can move too. :D
  4. Suki

    Suki Guest

    and I imagine it's WAAAAAAY cheaper!!!!!!;)
  5. Attila

    Attila Guest

    Oh ya that is for sure. it is paid for. Don't ya know.:p
  6. Suki

    Suki Guest

    In an E-mail I just opened:

    Dear suki,

    In a shocking turn of
    events, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ordered the
    secretary of state not to place the Dog Protection Act on the
    November 2006 ballot. As you may know, this Act would have
    strengthened the state laws against illegal dog fighting,
    strengthened the penalties for cruelty to working dogs, and
    phased out dog racing.

    Dog track owner George Carney, who owns the Wonderland Greyhound
    Park in Revere and the Raynham-Taunton Greyhound Park, filed
    suit to prevent voters from considering the Act in November.
    Yesterday, the court ruled in his favor......

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. Marty

    Marty Banned

    Great news, Thanks Suki :)
  8. 14rock

    14rock GRCH Dog

    Just a cool side-note, some lady won 20 some thousand dollars at the track, on 2 dime bets for correctly guessing the top 4 finishing places :D
  9. Pitbull219

    Pitbull219 CH Dog

    Whoa!! Talk about luck! There is nothing wrong with Greyhound racing, I dunno what the big uproar is. The dogs are treated very well, these are not only atheletes, but a source of income! Would you piss away a source of income? I had a Greyhound once, she was retired from racing and we adopted her. She was most certainly well cared for before we got her. Just another case of AR extremists making up stories and throwing around wild accusations to purposely mislead the public at large to further their own cause.....

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