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GREY2K USA Action Alert


Please Pick Up the Phone for New Hampshire Greyhounds!

Dear Friends,

On Wednesday, March 24, the New Hampshire House of Representatives will vote on the Greyhound Protection Act (House Bill 630) a humane proposal that would make dog racing illegal once and for all in the Granite State.

Dog track insiders admit that they are losing money and that their business is no longer sustainable. In a story published in the Las Vegas Sun today, Karen Keelan, owner of Seabrook Greyhound Park and president of the American Track Owners Association, states that her business is a thing of the past. Now it's time for the law of the land to catch up with this reality! Read the full story.

As you will remember, the House of Representatives voted to end dog racing in January. HB 630 should have advanced to the Senate at that time.

However, despite the overwhelming vote, lawmakers decided to send the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee for further fiscal review. Now that Ways and Means has confirmed that the state was losing half a million dollars a year on live racing, its findings will be heard, and the full House will vote again on HB 630.

Please call your State Representatives today, and ask them to Support House Bill 630. Please note that every New Hampshire citizen is represented by several State Representatives. To find out who your State Representatives are, click here.

Below you will find talking points you can use when you make your calls. You can also refer to our HB 630 fact sheet for more information.

Talking Points

  • Greyhound racing is cruel and inhumane. At commercial racetracks, greyhounds endure lives of terrible confinement and many suffer serious injuries. Between 2005 and 2008, nearly 1,200 greyhounds were injured while racing in New Hampshire.

  • Even though New Hampshire racetracks have already voluntarily ended dog racing, unless the law is changed greyhound racing could come back at any time.

  • Greyhound racing was a money loser for the state. The state spent more money regulating dog racing than it received in revenue.

  • Greyhound racing was a money loser for the racetracks themselves, and they have already made the business decision to end it.

  • Greyhound racing is now illegal in most states, including all of the states that border New Hampshire. New Hampshire prides itself on being a family friendly state and allowing greyhound racing goes against the values of the Granite State.

Please make your calls today, and ask your friends and neighbors to also call for the dogs.

For the greyhounds,

Christine Dorchak and Carey Theil

P.S. GREY2K USA is now on Twitter! Follow us to get the latest news on our continuing campaign to end dog racing nationwide—as it happens!


Lily, rescued from a NH dog track, courtesy of Colleen Bruce






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