Entries by American Greyhound Council

GREYHOUNDS GET ACUPUNCTURE AT DERBY LANE

Tampa TV station highlights greyhound owner’s use of ancient medicine to benefit racers. Here’s the story as filed on 10Connect.Com by reporter Angela Jacobs: St. Petersburg, FL- As soon as greyhound owner Catherine D’arcy laid eyes on Orla, a red brindle puppy, she had to buy her. "Her pet name is Orla, which is Irish […]

AGC URGES PROPER HANDLING OF GUAM GREYHOUNDS

American Greyhound Council (AGC) Communications Coordinator Gary Guccione has written letters to Guam Governor Felix P. Camacho and E. J. Calvo, general manager of the Guam Greyhound Track, calling for proper handling of the greyhounds displaced by the track’s recent closing.    The letters were in response to recent reports that the Guam track was […]

‘ANIMAL PLANET’ HONORS GREYHOUND ADOPTION VOLUNTEER

A leading greyhound adoption advocate has been honored by Animal Planet, the cable TV network devoted to animals, as HERO OF THE YEAR.  Eileen McCaughern of Bethany, CT, was recognized for her "extraordinary service for the welfare of animals."  The award was announced on December 11 as part of Animal Planet’s "Heroes Week." Marjorie Kaplan, […]

DENNIS TYLER NAMED GREYHOUND ADOPTION PERSON OF THE YEAR

Florida GPA volunteer praised for "24-hour-a-day commitment" to placing retired racers. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (December 4, 2008)—The American Greyhound Track Operators Association (AGTOA) announced that it has selected Dennis Tyler of Central Florida Greyhound Pets of America (GPA) as its 2008 Greyhound Adoption Person of the Year. The award recognizes individuals who are dedicated […]

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 […]