01 Sep '12, 1am

Humane Advocates are Winning the Debate Over Greyhound Racing

Humane Advocates are Winning the Debate Over Greyhound Racing

In the debate over the future of greyhound racing , humane advocates are winning. Just consider these facts: According to statistics from the National Greyhound Association, for the first six months of 2012, the number of dogs registered to race declined by 14% when compared to a year ago . During the same time period, the number of greyhound litters reported to the National Greyhound Association declined by 4% . The membership of the National Greyhound Association has declined by 16% over the last year, and now represents only 1,226 individuals nationwide . According to state statistics, the amount gambled on parimutuel wagering at Florida dog tracks in Fiscal Year 2011-2012 declined for the seventh consecutive year . In July 2012 , the amount gambled on pari-mutuel wagering at Florida dog tracks was down by $1.6 million when compared to July 2011 . The greyhound racing i...

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