GREY2K USA: Greyhound Racing in Rhode Island

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Volunteers rally for the end of greyhound racing in Rhode Island in 2009
Volunteers rally for the end of greyhound racing in Rhode Island in 2009. (GREY2K USA Worldwide)

At the urging of GREY2K USA and the RI Defenders of Animals, and in light of poor revenues from live racing, Twin River first suspended live racing and then supported a bill to prohibit the activity altogether.1 In May 2010, Governor Don Carcieri signed into law a bill repealing the live racing requirement.

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  1. Paul Grimaldi, “Update: Twin River, dog owners reach deal to end fees,” Providence Journal, October 23, 2009, bizblog.projo.com (accessed February 14, 2014); Steve Friess, “A Casino’s Plan to Open 24 Hours a Day Draws Ire,” The New York Times, June 27, 2009, nytimes.com (accessed February 14, 2014).

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