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NH Governor Lynch Signs Bill to End Greyhound Racing

July 8, 2010

Statement by GREY2K USA on the Signing of House Bill 630 by Governor John Lynch and the End of Greyhound Racing:

“We received confirmation this morning that Governor John Lynch has signed into law House Bill 630, a humane proposal to outlaw greyhound racing in New Hampshire. New Hampshire now joins a majority of states where greyhound racing is illegal.

“This is a victory for everyone in the state who cares about animals. It sends a clear message that we will not tolerate cruelty, regardless of whether the perpetrator is an individual or a profit-driven industry.

“Greyhound racing is cruel and inhumane. At New Hampshire racetracks thousands of dogs endured lives of terrible confinement and many suffered serious injuries. According to state records, nearly 1,200 greyhounds were injured in New Hampshire since 2005, including dogs that suffered broken legs, paralysis, and head trauma.

“New Hampshire has a rich tradition when it comes to the humane treatment of animals and this tradition was strengthened today by the signing of House Bill 630. Â Dogs play an important role in our lives and deserve to be protected from individuals and industries that would do them harm.

“We are extremely grateful to Governor Lynch for his signing of this humane bill and to everyone who fought for its passage. In particular, we would like to thank Senator Sheila Roberge and Representatives Mary Cooney, Steve Vaillancourt, John Reagan, and Mary Beth Walz. Without their extraordinary leadership this victory would not have been possible.”

For more information:
http://www.grey2kusa.org/
http://www.grey2kusaedu.org/
http://www.greyhoundaction.org.uk/igreyhound.html

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Iris Neuwirth permalink
    July 8, 2010 1:24 pm

    Es ist ein Horror , solche Bilder zu sehen und ertragen zu müssen , wie grausam Menschen zu den armen , unschuldigen Tieren sind !
    Ich fordere Sie auf , sofort mit diesen Tierquälereien und Morden aufzuhören !!!

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  2. July 8, 2010 6:28 pm

    I can not believe what I just saw..A greyhound stuffed in a can..DEAD!! Are they just trash to you MONSTERS that use them to make you the god almighty dollar?? You deserve the same extermination!!..Let your souls and body rot in Hell..your a spinles bunch of trash!!

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  3. Pama Walker permalink
    July 8, 2010 6:33 pm

    This is good. These poor dogs will run until they die to please their owners.

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  4. July 8, 2010 8:22 pm

    fantastic news, the greyhound racing industry is cruel, it’s not just the treatment of dogs, it’s the training methods, if you ever ask a greyhound trainer if he uses real rabbits when training his dogs he will say yes, or chickens or kittens, they all do it……

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  5. July 10, 2010 9:01 pm

    I think this just about says what these poor dogs amount to in greyhound racing. If they can’t bring in the money for the people who race them instead of being found homes this is how they end up. Change needs to happen and now.

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  6. July 13, 2010 1:07 pm

    One more state down! Seven more to go in the U.S.

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  8. June 20, 2015 1:41 am

    Thanks for finally writing about >NH Governor Lynch Signs Bill
    to End Greyhound Racing | Our Compass <Liked it!

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