Trouble viewing this email? Click here to view it in your browser.

Ask Governor Branstad to Sign Greyhound Bill

**Please forward to all Iowa greyhound advocates**

Dear Friends,

A bill to help greyhounds is currently sitting on the desk of Governor Terry Branstad, waiting for his signature. The measure, Senate File 2362, helps greyhounds in two ways. First, it will end greyhound racing at Bluffs Run Greyhound Park next year. Secondly, it forever ends millions of dollars in annual subsidies that greyhound breeders receive from casino gambling profits.

Unfortunately, greyhound breeders did win significant concessions. They will be given a $72 million bailout in a "racing cessation" retirement fund. Also, they will have the option of continuing to hold races at Dubuque Greyhound Park without any subsidies. It's possible that this will allow dog racing to continue for a few more years, but without subsidies we are confident that greyhound racing will fail.

In summary, we believe that SF 2362 will gradually end dog racing in Iowa.

By contrast, the greyhounds will pay a high price if Governor Branstad vetoes SF 2362. Without the passage of this bill, thousands of greyhounds will endure lives of confinement and suffer terrible injuries at Iowa tracks. Greyhound breeders will also continue to receive subsidy payments, equaling about $14 million annually.

Please e-mail and call Governor Branstad right away and politely urge him to sign Senate File 2362. Tell him that greyhound racing is cruel and inhumane, and should end. Governor Branstad can be reached at:

The Hon. Governor Terry Branstad
1007 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
515-281-5211
E-mail Governor Branstad by Clicking Here

Feel free to use our Report on Greyhound Racing in Iowa as a guide in writing your e-mail. Our report can be found by clicking here. Finally, after you call and e-mail Governor Branstad, forward this message to everyone you know.

This is a critical moment for Iowa greyhounds. Please give them a voice!

For the dogs,


Christine A. Dorchak, Esq.
President
GREY2K USA

Christine Dorchak

Carey M. Theil
Executive Director
GREY2K USA

Carey Theil

facebook

twitter
youtube

© GREY2K USA. All rights reserved.

GREY2K USA Worldwide is a non-profit 501(c)4 advocacy organization located at 7 Central Street, Arlington, Massachusetts 02476. 100% of donations support our mission to end dog racing. We are grateful for personal and corporate contributions. Because GREY2K USA lobbies for greyhound legislation, contributions are not tax deductible.

Privacy Notice: It is against our policy to share, rent, sell or make our supporters' or volunteers' names or other information available to third parties. Unless disclosure is required by law, we can assure you that your personal information will be kept confidentially by this organization.


For more information, please contact 781-488-3526 or visit www.GREY2KUSA.org.