Because when you start giving into one thing, another thing is banned down the line.
Massachusetts voted in favour of banning dog racing. It looks like dog track workers will have about a year to find a new line of work.
Now for the racing part. Check the comments in that article from the activists/voters. We're next on some State's hit list, I am pretty sure of that.
Horse racing should be the next to go
Horse racing is next, its time to realize animal cruelty as a malody of the 20th century that has no place in a civilized society
LET THE RACETRACK WORKERS FIND ANOTHER JOB THAT IMPROVES SOCIETY, NOT ABUSES ANIMALS!
Great idea, chris: we should ban horse racing too, and will, next. One cruelty at a time.
As someone who voted on behalf of the dogs, I also support eliminating horse racing. Maybe that can be done in the next election?????
If they really cared about animals, horse racing would be included. It is a total farce....Why not admit that horse racing has deep pockets and would fight back. The poor dog racing industry does not have the money . Many, many, many more horses are killed and maimed in racing than dogs. Simply pathetic !!!!!!!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
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