Despite a ban on the practice inside the city limits of South Tucson, Ariz., racing dogs from the Tucson Greyhound Park are being routinely moved outside city limits to be injected with anabolic steroids.
The track CEO claims in a KGUN-TV story that the injections are for birth control only, not to enhance performance. Why didn’t Barry Bonds think of that? – ‘Hey, I was just trying to not have any more kids. It wasn’t to hit more home runs.’
Two things: Racing dogs live 20 hours or so a day crammed inside kennels, but can be let out in all-female and all-male shifts. (But I guess they’ll claim that can’t be done, even though it’s done at greyhound rescue kennels.) AND – They could be spayed and neutered. (But they’ll claim that slows them down.)
If it was an industry-wide practice then no one would have an advantage. (But they’ll cry about that suggestion.) And when I’ve look at our rescued greyhounds and other dogs, I’m not seeing the slow-down in energy levels. If our younger rescues had any more energy, we could tap it to power our home – and sell the excess back to the utility company.
From the article: “” In 2008, dozens of veterinarians signed a petition supporting the ban of anabolic steroids on female greyhounds.””
Councilman Steve Kozachik is saying the use of steroids for birth control is unethical. And he is quoted as saying evidence will be presented showing adopted dogs have died from UTI infections and enlarged livers.
Steroids use not for performance enhancement? Yeah – right.