Picture credit : Grey 2 K
For the past two days and for as long as we have lived here in Central Florida, the News has continually covered the various groups opposing the Racing of Greyhounds.
The pictures on our News yesterday and again this morning, were/are pathetic and tragic.
Dogs were/are shown being forced to run/race to empty stands.
No one, or very few, it seems, cares about dog racing here anymore.
But many people do care about the beautiful dogs that are doing the racing/running.
It as usual, all comes down to money.
The city of Melbourne has a lot at stake here, not the dogs of course which are merely pawns in an unwilling activity, called sport, and neatly disguised, but the gambling that is done on the property which is a big money maker for the owners.
This subject is a sore one for me and many who love animals and despise all forms of racing using them without their consent.
We, who believe all forms of these quasi-sports, or competitions involving unwilling participants, is, or should be, illegal.
That includes dog and horse racing, bull fighting, dog fighting and a myriad of other cruel forms of evil, being put upon innocent animals.
All kinds of animal racing does frequently end badly for the animals, and can result in either injuries or death.
The most encouraging sentence seen while researching this story was:
” Greyhound dog racing across the country is in a declining trend.”
This is sweet music to the ears of animal lovers who have been fighting for years to end these brutal, cruel sports.
Those who are in control at the state level have consistently failed to protect the dogs and ” in 2016, our Florida Legislature failed to pass what would have separated the dog racing sport from Gambling.”
Are they being financially rewarded by the gambling industry to keep rejecting this?
We all know the answer, don’t we?
This state has, since the beginning of Scott’s tenure, been both anti-animals and women.
Few expect any changes until he is gone.
So Dear Greyhounds, we who love you know that you are suffering, but we have no control or say in this, as all of the control to stop or change this, is seated in Tallahassee.
Please know that we will keep fighting to free you from your life of Hell and will rejoice with you, when at last Greyhound Racing here and everywhere, will be forever gone.
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