hello dear two-legged friends, ebbery now and then me Luka la Loca wants to share with you some of the wonderful two-leggers that get thaselves organised and do greyt things for my brothas and sistas in Espagna... this week:
A National Voice for Greyhounds
Formed in March of 2001, GREY2K USA is a national non-profit organization dedicated to passing stronger greyhound protection laws and ending the cruelty of dog racing. To this end, we work nationwide to fight for greyhounds in state legislatures, at the ballot box, and in the courts.
Ending the Cruelty of Dog Racing
Greyhound racing is cruel and inhumane, and should be prohibited. GREY2K USA was the first organization to successfully outlaw dog racing using the ballot initiative process. In November 2008, the citizens of Massachusetts chose compassion over cruelty and voted 56%-44% to close down Raynham and Wonderland Greyhound Parks. Since our formation, twenty-five dog tracks have closed for live racing all across the country, and the number of states with dog racing has been cut in half."Greyhound racing has remained a legal activity in some states partly because no single group has existed to consistently and persistently expose on a national level the abuses inherent in the industry and to fight its expansion. GREY2K USA's emergence is the best news greyhounds have had in decades."
- Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States
Passing Stronger Greyhound
In recent years, GREY2K USA has been instrumental in fighting for stronger laws to protect racing greyhounds. In Massachusetts and New Hampshire, we successfully passed laws requiring that these states inform the public on the number of greyhounds injured while racing, and report on the ultimate fate of racing dogs. Also in Massachusetts, we helped pass the first state-funded greyhound adoption trust fund in United States history. In Florida and New Hampshire, we passed legislation to restore greyhounds to the protections of anti-cruelty laws
Defeating Attempts to Subsidize Dog Tracks
GREY2K USA works to defeat attempts to prop up the cruelty of dog racing and has successfully repealed direct subsidies, tax breaks and other special legislative favors once awarded to dog track owners.
Since 2002, we have helped defeat attempts to subsidize dog races with slot machine profits in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Oregon. Dog track owners in Colorado, Kansas and Oregon decided to close their facilities as a result.
see their website: http://www.grey2kusa.org/ for more information!