Arizona could reduce requirement for the number of dog-racing days each year

The Arizona legislature is considering a bill to reduce the minimum required number of days for dog racing in the state – from four days a week, 50 weeks a year to 100 days each year.

The Arizona Daily Star notes that to have off-track betting, the tracks have to hold so many race days per year. This is really warped and twisted. If the state is going to allow gambling, why require that animal cruelty be a part of it?

Why not eliminate the dog racing altogether and just allow casino gambling? The merging of the two is really unnecessary. It’s like some of the elected officials in these remaining few states want to make sure greyhound racing is a protected industry – a level of protection other industries are not afforded.

The last paragraph of the Arizona Daily Star article also has rather large hole in it –

“” Horse and dog tracks, faced by competition from the state’s lottery and tribal casinos, have seen an erosion in their market. “”

No – the most significant factor is the increased level of awareness within the ranks of the general public about the cruel aspects of dog and horse racing .

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