Archive for February 15th, 2011

Sadly, a Kansas businessman wants to reopen three greyhound tracks

Phil Ruffin wants to buy the Woodlands racetrack in Kansas, which is not in operation and then reopen it to greyhound racing, along with two other tracks – according to an article by the Kansas City Star.

What a terrible move. While efforts are underway in a number to states to shut down racing and end the suffering for thousands over thousands of greyhounds, here we have an effort to bring racing back.

What he needs, however, are slot machines to make the tracks profitable – maybe. He’ll need the backing of the state legislature to do this. Why does he need slots? Because greyhound racing is a big-time loser, in more ways than one.

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