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GREY2K USA Releases Footage of Fatal Greyhound Injuries, Urges Lawmakers to Reject Slots Bill

April 16, 2009

DVD AND RELATED DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following press release was issued today by GREY2K USA:

WHO: Christine Dorchak, President, GREY2K USA

GREY2K USA National Board of Directors

Rescued Greyhounds “Scooby” and “Molly”

EVENT: Greyhound protection group releases never-before-seen footage of two fatal greyhound injuries that occurred at Florida dog tracks in November 2008 and calls on lawmakers to oppose measures that subsidize live dog racing.

WHERE: Back Steps of the Old Capitol, in the Courtyard Between the New and Old Capitol Buildings, Tallahassee

WHEN: FRIDAY, April 17, 2009

TIME: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Background:

According to documents and video footage obtained from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, two greyhounds suffered fatal injuries during a three-day span in November 2008. On November 17, a three-year old brindle greyhound named “Birthday Toy” was electrocuted during a race at Sanford Orlando Kennel Club. On November 19, a two-year old fawn greyhound named “Jawa Spock” was euthanized after breaking both back legs during a race at Palm Beach Kennel Club.

The legislature is considering various proposals to expand gambling and subsidize the live greyhound racing industry.

Greyhound racing is opposed by every major animal protection group. Revenues from dog racing have declined precipitously in recent years, and fourteen dog tracks have closed or ended live racing since 2004.

GREY2K USA is a national, non-profit greyhound protection organization with more than 25,000 supporters in all fifty states. For more information, go to www.GREY2KUSA.org or call 866-2GREY2K.

    Contact: Brian Logan
    850.567.0588

SOURCE GREY2K USA


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