Earlier this month, we caught the Arizona Department of Racing red-handed breaking the Arizona open records law. Despite denying to possess the records of greyhounds injured at Tucson Greyhound Park for almost three years, we learned that the department had them all along. So we asked you to contact the Department and tell it to stop thwarting its duty to the public and to the greyhounds. Read more here.
Today, we report that ADOR Director Bill Walsh still continues to withhold these records! Click here to read his latest denials and the excuses he is making to hide the truth about dog racing in Arizona.
What Mr. Walsh does not want you to know is that greyhounds suffer terrible injuries while racing in Arizona.
Read my full reply to Mr. Walsh here.
From January 2007 to November 2009, nearly 1,000 injuries were reported, including Too Tall Sky who broke his back while racing in February 2007, Pa’s Time Tested whose fractured leg was his death sentence on November 22, 2008, and Oxbow Savage who suffered a cracked skull on April 11, 2009.
Please pick up the phone now, and call the Arizona Department of Racing at 602-364-1700.
Let Mr. Walsh know that greyhound racing records were public records before and they are public records now. Be sure to mention you are also contacting Governor Jan Brewer and demanding she intercede in this matter.
Click on this link to contact Governor Jan Brewer today.
It must be noted that this “hide and seek” tactic to skirt public information laws is not new. In 1993, an individual named Steve Barham withdrew his application to become the next Director of the Arizona Department of Racing after he admitted trying to hide racing records in another state!
Don’t let the Department of Racing get away with protecting the cruelty of dog racing at Tucson Greyhound Park.
Call ADOR’s director Bill Walsh today at 602-364-1700. If you are too shy to call, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the greyhounds,
Christine A. Dorchak, Esq.