Another greyhound racing editorial goes after subsidies for the industry in West Virginia

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Logic is great. It works. It’s reasonable. And in this case, anyone with the smallest ounce of logical thought patterns will understand that no state should force casinos to hold greyhound races and no state should subsidize the racing industry. And most importantly, no funding handouts should ever go to the promotion of animal cruelty.

Thankfully, another anti-dog racing editorial crossed the Pack News Wire this morning, this one on the Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register website – out of West Virginia – under the headline: “End Subsidies for Dog Racing.”

Here’s a huge problem, as noted by the writer:

Breeders of racing greyhounds enjoy a highly unusual subsidy in the Mountain State. Dozens of them receive payments, totaling between $5 million and $6 million annually, out of the Greyhound Development Fund.

The GM of the Wheeling Island track recently wanted to reduce the number of races held there. But the Racing Commission didn’t like the idea. So he is being forced to hold more races, even though it’s a losing proposition.

It is an industry that should be banned forever. But beyond this fact, how can states actually require it to exist and then hand over subsidies to those involved.