Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Greyhound Racing voted to continue in RI

Greyhound racing will not be stopping anytime soon in the state of RI. The RI House and Senate both passed bills for its continuation this week. Ironically, the state of New Hampshire recently voted to give it up (closing 2 tracks) leaving Rhode Island the only state left in New England to continue this outdated, exploitive, money losing activity.  (Sculpture of greyhound in bronze by Alberto Giacometti, 1951)

BlogNote:  Gov. Carcieri vetoed the above mentioned bill on July 2. Not sure what the next step is but the governor definitely wants to close down greyhound racing primarily for sound economic reasons.

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