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Lawmakers File Bill to Outlaw Greyhound Racing; Say Racing Industry is Cruel, Track Conditions Help Spread Mystery Illness


Lawmakers and animal protection advocates will hold a brief press conference Monday morning to unveil legislation that would outlaw greyhound racing in Massachusetts. The event will be held at 11 a.m. in room 437 of the State House.

“Greyhounds deserve to be treated like any other dog in the Commonwealth, to have a home and be cared for humanely,” said GREY2K USA Vice President Christine Dorchak. “The dog racing industry is cruel and inhumane, and should be outlawed.”

According to news reports, at least 18 greyhounds have died at Wonderland Greyhound Park from a mysterious flu-like illness. Hundreds of other companion animals have already tested positive for the disease, and scientists with the Centers for Disease Control are investigating whether it can be spread to humans.

GREY2K USA is a national, non-profit greyhound protection organization with more than 10,000 members and constituents. For more information, contact GREY2K USA Vice President Christine Dorchak at 866-247-3925.


-- Rep. Susan Pope

-- Rep. David Linsky

-- Rep. Carl Sciortino

-- Christine Dorchak, vice president, GREY2K USA

WHAT: Lawmakers File Measure to Outlaw Dog Racing

WHERE: State House, Room 437, Boston

WHEN: TODAY, Monday, May 16, 11 a.m. sharp


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