URGENT! Stop return of dog racing to Kansas

Dear Friends,

 

This is an urgent request. A bill to re-open all the Kansas dog tracks will be on the House floor this week! Please contact your State Representative today and ask for a No Vote on HB 2173. If this dangerous legislation passes, all of the Kansas dog tracks will re-open!

 

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HB 2173 seeks to encourage dog tracks to come alive again with thousands of slot machines. At least two of the three dog tracks would be required to offer live racing, bringing suffering and death to thousands of young greyhounds each year.

We cannot let this happen!

Gabe of Kansas

 

Key points:

  • Greyhound racing is a dying industry, illegal in 40 states. Greyhound racing proved to be a bad experiment for Kansas, with a 95% decline in gambling forcing the facilities to close. It makes little sense to bring this unpopular industry back to the state.
  • Slot machine subsidies are anti free-market and do not work. This idea has been tried in multiple other states and failed. The state of Iowa lost $14 million a year promoting greyhound racing and today West Virginia, which also subsidizes the industry, has seen attendance levels drop by as much as 99%. The tracks in Florida lose over $30 million a year on dog racing, because betting on dogs has declined by almost 100% in the Sunshine State.
  • The dogs lose, too. In the last six months of racing in Kansas, 19 dogs died and 80 dogs suffered broken legs, broken backs and other injuries. Such cruelty should not be allowed to return. 

 

Please contact your State Representative today and ask her or him to Vote No on HB 2173, and be sure to let Governor Brownback know your concerns as well.  

Contact my state representative

 

The dogs need you desperately. Please act now. 

For the greyhounds,

Christine Carey and Gina Christine Dorchak signature
Christine A. Dorchak, Esq.
President
GREY2K USA
 
Carey Theil signature
             
Carey M. Theil
Executive Director
GREY2K USA
 

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