Entries by American Greyhound Council

ACTION TO DEFER RACING BAN STALLS…FOR TODAY

The Massachusetts State Senate voted today against two budget amendments that would have delayed until 2012 implementation of the state’s scheduled ban on live greyhound racing, but observers say there’s still hope for passage. An article by Quincy (MA) Patriot Ledger reporter Nancy Reardon in today’s on-line edition explained that some legislators voted against the amendments […]

GREY2K GUILTY OF “SHAMELESS HYPE,” SAYS VET

A leading veterinary expert on greyhound health says that racing greyhounds experience accidental injuries at about the same rate as other working dogs and active family pets, and dismissed contradictory claims by the animal rights group Grey2K USA as “shameless hype.” Dr. Brad Fenwick, Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Tennessee—Knoxville and an […]

AGC SETS RECORD STRAIGHT IN FLORIDA NEWSPAPER

The AGC has taken on Grey2K USA in a letter to the editor of the Naples (FL) News.  The letter, written by AGC Communications Coordinator Gary Guccione, was submitted in response to an April 4 article about a protest at the Naples-Fort Myers track.  Here is the complete text: Dear Editor: The April 4 story […]

NGA OFFERS HELP IN OHIO INVESTIGATION

The National Greyhound Association (NGA) has offered assistance to Logan County, OH officials investigating the deaths of 14 dogs, including some that may be greyhounds, found skinned and mutilated near a creek in Rush Lake Township.   NGA Executive Director Gary Guccione said he advised the county’s humane agent, Joni Dailey, that his organization may be […]

DORCHAK E-MAIL REVEALS GREY2K’S ANTI-WELFARE STANCE

Opponents of New Hampshire House Bill 630, which would ban live greyhound racing in the state, may have been the only people who weren’t surprised recently when Grey2K President Christine Dorchak circulated an e-mail to New Hampshire "animal advocates" urging them to "refrain from interacting" with Greyhound Pets of America (GPA), the nation’s largest independent […]

NAIA SPEAKS OUT IN SUPPORT OF GREYHOUND RACING

The National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA), a leading advocate for animals and responsible animal users, has submitted written testimony in support of greyhound racing to the New Hampshire legislative committee that is considering a bill to ban the sport.  On February 10, New Hampshire legislators received  testimony from NAIA founder Patti Strand urging rejection of […]