And the bad news continues out of greyhound racing

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An appropriate headline ran this week on the Herald-Tribune website – “Death at the dog track.”

The editorial indicates a greyhound died from electrocution in February at the Sarasota Kennel Club in Florida and another dog died the month prior – possibly due to the same cause. The deaths come from contact with mechanical lures and/or their wiring.

The writer also states “serious muscle and bone injuries are not uncommon.”  And the writer wraps up the piece, noting dog racing is a dying industry, with the following –

Which dog will be the last to die in a show that nobody’s watching?

It’s a very important question.

 

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