Grey2K USA:Protecting Greyhounds Nationwide

Greyhound Protection Update - May 30, 2007


Racing Ends at Florida Dog Track!


One of the oldest greyhound tracks in the country has ended live racing!  Jacksonville Kennel Club has announced the suspension of all dog races as of Memorial Day.  The facility will now offer only simulcasting.

According to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Jacksonville's handle plummeted by 16 percent last year alone.  In the same period, gambling on dog races at neighboring Orange Park declined by $12.2 million.  A third track in the local circuit, St. John's Greyhound Park, converted into a simulcast-only venue and renamed itself Best Bet several years ago.

Jacksonville joins the list of five other tracks that have closed since Christmas Eve 2004!

This is good news for the greyhounds, who live in confinement at racing kennels and face the risk of serious injuries (PDF) every time they are sent to perform.  Reported injuries include broken bones, cardiac arrest, and seizures.

With your help, this humane trend will continue!  Thank you for your support of our continuing campaign to end dog racing nationwide.

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Carey Theil & Christine Dorchak
PO Box 442117

Somerville, MA 02144
(866) 247-3925




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