According to a news source, live greyhound racing will end at the Macon County Greyhound Park in Shorter, Alabama, as of June 1.
But let’s not applaud too loudly. The reason greyhound racing was suspended was not concern for the dogs but strictly for economic reasons. According to a news source, chief operating officer Lewis Benefield said, “Economic realities
make it impossible for us to continue offering live racing….Greyhound racing will resume when we can again offer the electronic bingo games which for many years subsidized the cost of live racing.”
So, the pressure is still on to eliminate greyhound racing wherever it is currently occurring and wherever it may return. There are seven states that still allow greyhound racing: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Texas, and West Virginia.
Take Action: Residents of the states where greyhound racing is still legal, write your state legislators urging them to outlaw this dangerous and inhumane so-called sport. To our other readers, please do not attend greyhound racing events.