Posted December 31, 2009 by Ryan Huling
2010 will be a winning year for greyhounds in Massachusetts.
You see, thanks to voters passing a dog racing ban in the state, forcing dogs to participate in these cruel and pointless events will be illegal, starting, rather appropriately, on New Year’s Day.
It’s been a long time coming for these animals—greyhounds’ natural speed and grace have been exploited for human benefit since the days of the ancient Egyptians. Thousands of greyhounds are killed each year as the declining dog-racing industry struggles to stay alive. Some puppies are killed in the name of “selective breeding” before they ever touch a racetrack. Dogs who do qualify to become racers typically live in cages and are kept muzzled by their trainers at all times.
Thankfully, now is the time to create new traditions—ones that don’t involve the needless suffering of animals for human amusement. Hopefully this will be one “tradition” that remains in the past forever.
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