|Kiowa Try Thelma tested positive for cocaine in February 2015.|
Photo by the Greyhound Breeding and Racing Database.
- Six greyhounds tested positive for cocaine at dog tracks across Florida, including two dogs that tested positive at Palm Beach Kennel Club.
- In December 2015, a greyhound trainer at Tucson Greyhound Park was fined $1,500 and suspended for 45 days after a dog in his control tested positive for the anabolic steroid metandienone.
- Dozens of greyhounds at Iowa Greyhound Park tested positive for ractopamine, a growth hormone that is used by the factory farming industry and prohibited in 160 countries.
- At Southland Greyhound Park in Arkansas a greyhound trainer was fined $500 after a dog in his control tested positive for lidocaine, a local anesthetic that is commonly used in dental procedures.
- At Tucson Greyhound Park, a greyhound trainer was fined $450 after a dog tested positive for dexamethasone, a corticosteroid used to treat certain types of cancer.
- A greyhound trainer at Daytona Beach Kennel Club was fined $1,000 and suspended for 60 days after a dog in his control tested positive for oxymorphone, a powerful narcotic.
- Several greyhound trainers in West Virginia and Florida were fined after dogs tested positive for dimethyl sulfoxide, a controversial industrial solvent.
Greyhound racing in the United States has a drug problem that just won't go away.
Drugging animals to race them is wrong on many counts! It's bad for the animal first and most important. It also makes for very dishonest race. This practice must stop along with greyhound racing.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your important work to bring justice to these beautiful animals. Our family has witnessed the effects of this abuse. We lost two handsome greys to cancer due to chemical exposure. It needs to stop. People claim ignorance, but with articles like this, there is no excuse. Animals cannot be abused for the pleasure of humans, and for financial gain. It breaks my heart. Again, thank you. There is a special place in heaven for you.ReplyDelete