|Greyhound Protection League
GREYHOUND ADVOCATES APPLAUD DEFEAT OF SLOTS BILL: The Greyhound Protection League Speaks Out For The Dogs
Apr 07, 2005 - Concord – The defeat of the New Hampshire slots bill on Thursday was welcome news to the Greyhound Protection League (GPL), the national greyhound advocacy group that has been keeping a keen eye on gambling issues in dog racing states across the country. “In addition to human victims of expanded gambling, greyhound racing dogs are also helpless victims of the slots bills that are so prevalent in current legislative sessions,” said GPL President, Susan Netboy. “The addition of slot machines at dog tracks will create a breeding frenzy of racing greyhounds that will completely overwhelm greyhound rescue organizations that are already unable to keep up with the over-breeding of race dogs.” GPL estimates that over 15,000 young healthy greyhounds are killed every year in spite of nation-wide adoption efforts.
The Greyhound Protection League is adamant that the legislatures should not be looking to a dying business, like dog racing that exploits both animals and people, to meet its budgetary shortfalls. While the group commends the Senate defeat, it recognizes that the battle is far from over. “There is immeasurable greed behind these gambling bills; gambling proponents will be back again and again wherever there is an open door that they can exploit with their agenda,” said Netboy. The group vows to continue to speak out for those who cannot speak for them selves.