Entries by American Greyhound Council

MASSACHUSETTS VOTERS END GREYHOUND RACING

Misled by animal rights misinformation and emotional hype, Massachusetts residents voted on November 4 to end greyhound racing.    As a result, the state’s two tracks, Raynham-Taunton and Wonderland, will be forced to close effective January 1, 2010. It is estimated that nearly 1,000 workers will be left jobless when the tracks close.    In […]

BOSTON GLOBE SAYS “NO” TO RACING BAN

Editors of the Boston Globe, the most widely read newspaper in Massachusetts, have urged the state’s voters to reject Question 3, the proposed ban on greyhound racing in the state.   The October 21 editorial said, "The Globe does not believe the evidence presented by Question 3 supporters rises to the level of abusive mistreatment […]

AGC TACKLES MISINFO IN COVERAGE OF MASSACHUSETTS RACING BAN PROPOSAL

On-line newspaper publishes AGC response to Grey2K USA false claims. AGC Communications Director Gary Guccione sent the following letter to Metrowest Daily News, an on-line newspaper based in Massachusetts. The response appeared on September 12. Dear Editor: The proponents of the greyhound racing ban initiative are relying on misinformation and confusion to carry them to […]

AGC CORRECTS FACTUAL ERROR IN UTAH NEWSPAPER

Following is the full text of AGC Communications Coordinator Gary Guccione’s July 30 letter to the Ogden Standard. Dear Editor: We appreciated your July 28 story about a local event to promote the adoption of retired racing greyhounds, but the story contained an important factual error that needs correcting. In greyhound racing today, more than […]

ESPN GUEST’S COMMENTS WERE “IGNORANT AND INEXCUSABLE,” GUCCIONE TELLS SPORTS NETWORK

AGC challenges remarks by NY Times reporter William Rhoden on ESPN’s "The Sports Reporters" TV show. AGC Communications Coordinator Gary Guccione sent the following letter to ESPN in response to Rhoden’s comments, in which he compared greyhound racing to Michael Vick’s illegal dogfighting activities. Dear Editor: William C. Rhoden’s recent comments about the Rooney family […]

FENWICK ANSWERS COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT KENNEL COUGH, CANINE INFLUENZA

Canine disease expert sets record straight on health topics often misunderstood by industry members as well as the media. Greyhound DiseasesQuestions and AnswersBrad Fenwick, DVM, PhD, DACVM, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee Are canine influenza and kennel cough the same thing? What is the difference between them? Canine influenza is one of many […]