Over the past decade, I have heard greyhound breeders use every rationalization imaginable to try to
defend the cruelty of dog racing. I thought I had heard them all. Then, I heard the bizarre
doubletalk used by Tucson Greyhound Park CEO Tom Taylor.
Last December, Taylor was interviewed by KOLD television about the conditions greyhounds endure at
his Tucson track. He was showed undercover video footage taken by GREY2K USA investigators, and
asked to respond.
Incredibly, Taylor claimed that Tucson Greyhound Park was an "ideal place for dogs." He refused to
allow reporters to see the kennels for themselves, saying that that the TV station would "show it to
thousands of people, and we don't know how they're going to take it." He added that he "could show
you a picture of the Mona Lisa, and you could say 'Oh, that's horrible.'"
When Taylor gave this interview, I
knew he was not telling the truth. His
doubletalk was disproven again a few
weeks ago, when we received
photographs that have been taken at
the Tucson track over the past year by
Pima County investigators.
These photographs document the
same conditions our investigators
found: greyhounds living in
warehouse style kennels, in wire
cages barely large enough for them to
stand up or turn around. Many
greyhounds are muzzled, and live in
darkness. They have no bedding
except for scraps of carpet.
When we received these photographs from Pima County, I asked GREY2K USA Communications
Manager Danielle Festa to create a short video contrasting Tom Taylor's doubletalk with the
photographs from Pima County. The result is a new GREY2K USA video titled "Dog Track CEO Caught
Lying." Please watch this video, and forward it to your friends.
We are closer than ever to ending the cruelty of greyhound racing, and our efforts are dependent on
your direct support. Please don't let the dog track lies continue. Help our efforts to end dog racing by
making an immediate donation today to our ongoing campaigns.
Together, we can end the cruelty of greyhound racing.
For the dogs,
Carey M. Theil
Executive Director, GREY2K USA
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