Dogs in the gambling debate
Re: July 8 article “House committee lends gambling supporters an ear.”
If slot machines were added to greyhound tracks, they would serve as life support propping up the dying greyhound racing industry.
Greyhound racing is cruel and inhumane. The greyhounds are short-term disposable investments, subjected to nearly endless confinement in small cages. While racing, greyhounds suffer and die from injuries such as broken limbs, broken necks, paralysis, seizures and cardiac arrest.
Dogs play an important role in our lives and deserve to be protected from industries that cause them harm. I have personally adopted gentle, beloved retired greyhounds since 1997, and I am a member of the board of directors of GREY2K USA, a national nonprofit organization that works to end the cruelty of dog racing. For more information, including adoption referrals, please visit