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Racing Dogs Abused

Three disciplined by track’s board of judges

June 6, 2013

CHARLESTON (AP) — Three men involved in racing at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack have been disciplined for neglecting or abusing greyhounds....

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Jun-07-13 6:32 AM

all for man's amusement.these dogs like to run but the trainers really need to be smarter.i knew a guy that was complaining that his dog wouldn't hunt at which point i told him that the trainer has to be smarter than the dog.he didn't like it but too bad.

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Jun-06-13 8:42 PM

The taxpayers DO NOT subsidize racing.

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Jun-06-13 8:40 PM

My name is Dean Miner and I race greyhounds. I no longer race in Wheeling, but I am somewhat familiar with this situation. Obviously, the reporter is not. What I believe occurred is that a greyhound was injured. The trainer, with 30 yrs experience and a good guy, decided he could treat the athlete and care for him. The judges deemed that the athlete needed a Doctor's attention. This wasn't abuse in it's most thought of form, but a bad decision made by a well meaning couple of trainers. The kennel operator terminated them that day.

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Jun-06-13 7:50 PM

The racing dog owners who own just a few dogs, train them and celebrate their victories and reward the dogs with good homes when they can no longer race are to be saluted. But the larger kennels treat the dogs like tools, turn on them quickly if they are not winning and hire scuzballs to take care of the dogs. The larger the kennel the larger the contempt for the dogs, the futher away the owners are from the dogs. Evry taxpayeer in WV pays to subsidize these kennels (Gov Tomblin's family is one such taxpaid operation) and it is possible that the very kennels in Beech Bottom were built by gov subsidies. There is no greater friend to man than the dog, and the abuse of them is something that needs to result in some cage time for the abusers, not just citations or license suspension that will allow them back at the dogs in a few weeks.

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Jun-06-13 7:01 PM

Your tax dollars subsidize this animal abuse.

Whether or not you like animals is beside the point. You should protect animals out of your own self-interest.

Today's animal abusers are tomorrow's serial killers.

"I'M Ted Bundy!"

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Jun-06-13 4:27 PM

This is an article about a complete lack of details!

WTF did they DO???

Dog abusers get a special place in }{ell!

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Jun-06-13 4:08 PM

some business's ain't worth supporting.gambling being one.

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Jun-06-13 1:29 PM

REALITY MOST GREYHOUND OWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE. HOWEVER; This in all likelihood is not the first episode of abuse of these helpless animals who are too often brutally exploited for profit. I'm irritated when I see an owner or trainer posing in a love scene with one of these greyhounds that struggle to survive misery for the first 3 years of their lives and then placed out for adoption and sadly in some cases, euthanized.

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