Greyhound Racing to End in Rhode Island
As you may have heard (here and here are two of Stephanie's posts on the matter), Rhode Island legislators were going to hold a special session to prevent Twin River from shutting down live racing. But thanks to the many people who care about the dogs and don't believe they should be exploited, dog racing at Twin River–in Rhode Island–will end on August 8.
As is usually the case, the next step is legislation that actually bans dog racing in the state. Sponsors of the bill are Representative Patricia Serpa and Senator Lou Raptakis (thank them!). And check out Sins of Omission Radio on Monday, August 3, at 9pm EST for "Unseen Costs of Greyhound Racing." Grey2kUSA encourages you to call in with questions and comments to: 347-677-0792.
Thanks to all of you who care about this single-issue, low-hanging fruit. Each dog who is saved from a life of servitude and abuse is grateful. I promise.
Needlenoses Charles Hobson Booger, III and Violet Rays