Red Alert: Call Governor Scott Now

Dear Friends,

We have learned that greyhound breeders and other industry apologists are working hard to defeat three important amendments for the greyhounds to be heard on the House Floor today.

With your help, SB 1282 may soon get a makeover! As written, this dangerous dog track bill would pre-empt and forbid all local referenda and citizens actions to help greyhounds!

KennelThe bill passed with little objection in the Senate last month, but now the House is looking to not only strike the pre-emption language but to add full injury reporting. Yet another amendment would repeal the tax credit that Tucson Greyhound Park has been allowed to take since 1995! Last year alone, the track was excused from paying nearly $322,000 to the state.

SB 1282 will be introduced on the House Floor today so please call and e-mail now. To contact your current lawmakers, please go to Be sure to fill in your full address, and then click on "State Legislature" to identify your two state representatives.

Please ask your state representatives to support three important amendments sponsored by Rep. John Kavanaugh to do the following:

  1. Repeal the pre-emption language intended to stifle public input about the cruelty of dog racing
  2. Remove the long-standing tax break given to Tucson Greyhound Park. TGP should stand or fall on its own and not receive special favors to keep it afloat.
  3. Restore full reporting of greyhound injuries and deaths. In states where injury reporting has passed into law, adoption has doubled. Injury reporting literally saves lives. Until November 2009, Arizona produced these records.

Call NowClick here to identify and obtain the contact information for your state representatives. Be sure to fill in your full address, and then click on "State Legislature" to identify your two state representatives.

When you call, be sure to give your name, where you live and leave your phone number. Ask for a call back with the representative's position and thank her or him for listening to your concerns. 

SB 1282 was filed to put a lid on citizen activism for greyhounds in Arizona, but now we have an opportunity to turn things around to help them. Please make your calls and send your e-mails today!

Christine A. Dorchak, Esq.

Christine Dorchak

Carey M. Theil
Executive Director

Carey Theil


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