EricJ 
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Re: “Selective Enforcement

Clearly Tom Taylor will say whatever he has to in order to pacify the appropriate agencies and mislead the people of South Tucson. The truth is apparently of little or no consequence to him. And the Pima County officials are quite happy to check the necessary boxes to ignore the truth at this nasty track. The feeding of raw 4D meat is not a secret, it's standard practice. And when you're "cooking" for hundreds of dogs, a Crock-pot isn't going to cut it. Unfortunately, injecting female greyhounds with steroids to prevent them going into "heat" is also standard practice. Tucson Greyhound Park's solution has been to have "their vet" handle the injections. That's not a solution! That's the whole problem! And the longer the females are at TGP, the more likely they are to suffer complications as a result of those steroids.

Tom Taylor claims he's running a top-level facility, but the fact is he's in charge of one of the end-of-the-line tracks. A racing greyhound owner and "enthusiast" recently noted that it take a very long time for greyhounds to "grade off at Tucson." In other words, they continue to race dogs there that would have been shipped out of other tracks. But after Tucson, there's nowhere to go except Mexico or into adoption. When you watch the GREY2K USA video, http://www.grey2kusa.org/TomTaylor/, you can see the nasty conditions for yourself. Oh, and you can hear directly from Tom Taylor why the media aren't allowed in to see the kennels for themselves. Apparently Taylor doesn't trust the people to make the appropriate conclusions when faced with the truth. He'd prefer the public to just go away and let his people carry on doing what they've been doing, even if what they've been doing is illegal, unethical, and inappropriate on so many levels. The sooner TGP closes, the better.

The people of South Tucson spoke up on behalf of the dogs. Now it's time for those same people to step up and vote out the city government who are ignoring the will of the people and being mindless puppets for the track.

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Posted by EricJ on 09/21/2011 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Track Termination?

I would like to see this bill changed to require NO live racing, as Florida is working toward right now. I look forward to the end of greyhound racing in Arizona and all remaining states.

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Posted by EricJ on 03/24/2011 at 1:10 PM

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