Grey2K USA:Protecting Greyhounds Nationwide

Greyhound Protection Update - June 11, 2007


Groups Launch Ballot Question to End Dog Racing in Massachusetts


Today, we bring more great news for the greyhounds!  Yesterday, a coalition of animal protection groups announced plans for a ballot question to end dog racing in Massachusetts.

The Greyhound Protection Act, which will appear on the November 2008 ballot, will close two local dog tracks and end the suffering of thousands of dogs.

At Wonderland and Raynham-Taunton Greyhound Parks, thousands of dogs endure lives of

nearly endless confinement and face the risk of serious injury (PDF) every time they are sent to perform.  Reported injuries include broken bones, cardiac arrest, and seizures.

If the Greyhound Protection Act is successful, two more dog tracks will join the list of six others that have ceased dog racing operations since Christmas Eve 2004.

This is the most urgent greyhound campaign to date.  Local dog tracks are on the verge of obtaining approval for slot machines, and if they are successful dog racing would exist in Massachusetts for generations to come.  So we must act now!

Winning for the greyhounds will require the support of everyone who cares about these gentle dogs.  We will keep fighting, but the dogs cannot win without your help.

In the near future, you will receive information about the signature gathering campaign, public education efforts, as well as other ways the greyhounds will need your help.  Please stay tuned as we advance toward the ballot!

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Carey Theil & Christine Dorchak
PO Box 442117

Somerville, MA 02144
(866) 247-3925




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GREY2K USA is a national, non-profit 501(c)4 organization. Personal and corporate contributions are acceptable, and there are no limits on how much one individual can contribute.  Because GREY2K USA actively lobbies for greyhound protection, contributions are not tax deductible.