|Greyhound Protection League
DEAD GREYHOUNDS DISCOVERED AT THE DAYTONA BEACH KENNEL CLUB COMPOUND
Aug 24, 2007 -
Daytona Beach, Florida – Cocaine positive drug tests on greyhounds racing at the Daytona Beach Greyhound Track triggered a visit to the kennel compound by state inspectors on Tuesday, August 21st. When they entered the suspect kennel they found much more than what they were looking for: three dead racing greyhounds. Representatives from the Division of Pari-Mutuel of Racing, the Sheriff’s Department and Volusia County Animal Control have been swarming the compound for the last two days. Trainer Neal Ulrich, who runs the Bread Winner Kennel, has been suspended and is looking at having all his dogs removed from his kennel operation.
The bodies of the dead greyhounds have been transferred to the University of Florida for necropsy to determine the cause of death. “It is not known at this time precisely what the dogs died from,” said Greyhound Protection League President (GPL), Susan Netboy, “but one can be certain that it was not natural causes and that the dogs suffered a lonely, painful death.”
“Unnecessary death and suffering is far too common in the dog racing industry,” said Florida GPL representative, Carla Wilson. “The public is fed up with this so- called sport; the time to shut it down is long overdue.”
The Greyhound Protection League is a national non-profit greyhound advocacy organization. The league estimates that more than 12,000 greyhounds are destroyed every year.