Greyhound racing gets more bad news

Two racing greyhounds tested positive for cocaine earlier this year – in random tests, as reported by the Florida Times-Union.

Both trainers involved could face fines, suspensions and the loss of their licenses.

In the story, Michael Munz – a spokesman for the Jacksonville Kennel Club – was quoted as saying, “”Speaking in general, we would not tolerate anything that caused the health and welfare of the dogs raced at our facility any harm.””

Since greyhound racing damages the health and welfare of the dogs, does that apply for Munz?

The Des Moines Register ran a story Wednesday concerning reports that the Iowa Greyhound Association has received $134,683 in “state dog promotion funds” since 2003. State laws states the group cannot use the funds for “political activity or on any attempt to influence legislation.”

But GREY2KUSA claims the Iowa Greyhound Association has at least four lobbyists working.

I’m sure there are a lot of businesses in Iowa that would love to receive tens of thousands of dollars per year to promote their industries. And a vast majority of these other industries probably are not responsible for the death and injury of so many dogs each year.

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