Greyhound racing ends in another New England state

With Governor Don Carcieri’s signature on Friday, greyhound racing will longer take place in the state of Rhode Island.

There is basically just a single track involved – at Twin River – and the owners were asking for this legislation, which permits them drop racing. Rhode Island was another state where the track facilities were required by law to hold dog races for a set number of days each year.

Again, I just don’t think an industry should have this sort of protection, where the operators and breeders have the benefit of the tracks being forced by law to hold races.

But beyond the politics and legalities, the best segment of the news is that another track and another state will no longer hold races – and the dogs come out on top with this new law. Now if only the remaining racing states will follow, especially Florida, maybe the door can be closed on dog racing nationwide – for good.


2 responses to this post.

  1. We are working hard to end dog racing nationwide. Please go to our homepage, click on the state-by-state map and help us close the remaining 23 tracks nationwide.

    Join the team so this cruelty will end! Since our formation, 25 tracks have ended dog racing, but there is still more work to do.

    Sign up to help the dogs at

    Christine A. Dorchak, Esq.
    President, GREY2K USA


    • Posted by Tom Grady on May 20, 2010 at 11:22 am

      Thank you for posting the link. And thank you to all of the individuals at GREY2K for all of their efforts to help shut down this cruel industry.


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