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Dog Track CEO Caught Lying

Dog Track CEO Caught Lying

 

By Carey M. Theil, Executive Director of GREY2K USA

Over the past decade, I have heard greyhound breeders use every rationalization imaginable to try to defend the cruelty of dog racing. I thought I had heard them all. Then, I heard the bizarre doubletalk used by Tucson Greyhound Park CEO Tom Taylor.

Last December, Taylor was interviewed by KOLD television about the conditions greyhounds endure at his Tucson track. He was shown undercover video footage taken by GREY2K USA investigators, and asked to respond.

Incredibly, Taylor claimed that Tucson Greyhound Park was an “ideal place for dogs.” He refused to allow reporters to see the kennels for themselves, saying that that the TV station would “show it to thousands of people, and we don’t know how they’re going to take it.” He added that he “could show you a picture of the Mona Lisa, and you could say ‘Oh, that’s horrible.’”
Caged Dog at TGP
When Taylor gave this interview, I knew he was not telling the truth. His doubletalk was disproven again a few weeks ago, when we received photographs that have been taken at the Tucson track over the past year by Pima County investigators.

These photographs document the same conditions our investigators found: greyhounds living in warehouse-style kennels, in wire cages barely large enough for them to stand up or turn around. Many greyhounds are muzzled, and live in darkness. They have no bedding except for scraps of carpet.

When we received these photographs from Pima County, I asked GREY2K USA Communications Manager Danielle Festa to create a short video contrasting Tom Taylor’s doubletalk with the photographs from Pima County. The result is a new GREY2K USA video titled “Dog Track CEO Caught Lying.” Please watch this video, and forward it to your friends.

We are closer than ever to ending the cruelty of greyhound racing, and our efforts are dependent on your direct support. Please don’t let the dog track lies continue. Help our efforts to end dog racing by making an immediate donation today to our ongoing campaigns.

Together, we can end the cruelty of greyhound racing.

 

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3:23PM PST on Dec 24, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

7:10PM PDT on Mar 16, 2012

"There is nothing humane about some humans - beware, it seems to be a growing fungus among us...."

6:51AM PST on Mar 6, 2012

He should be racing on a track somewhere as it looks like he can do with the excersize. Might keep his mouth for lying !!

1:00AM PST on Mar 6, 2012

Shame on Florida! Ban this horror now!

9:53AM PST on Mar 4, 2012

Naturally the CEO Tom Taylor is lying, he opened his mouth. Greyhound racing needs to be BANNED. This is CRUELTY, ABUSE AND INHUMANE TREATMENT. These poor dogs locked up in cages all day long with muzzles on them. Fed diseased meat. Locked up in darkness with muzzles, living in filth, NO compassion. This has to STOP, NOW. These dogs DON'T deserve to live like this. All these dogs these SCUMBAGS have are just for PROFIT, and when they can no longer race, they are KILLED. This is NO life for these dogs, they DESERVE BETTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11:47AM PST on Mar 3, 2012

CEO's should not lie to the public, if they do they should be dismissed

3:00PM PST on Jan 27, 2012

Fire this guy and close the track.Close every track actually .This guy lying proves he knew these poor dogs are mistreated and is grounds for his dismissal if you ask me

3:11AM PST on Nov 26, 2011

Yet again, lies, lies, lies!

12:54PM PST on Nov 17, 2011

Close the track, or shoot the dogs and get them out of their misery. Enough is enough.
Nobody wants to stand up to the plate and take responsibility. Sies on you--money money

7:04AM PST on Nov 17, 2011

okay this IS my last post, lol While dying people are kicked off state medical care the state still funds the Race Tracks. Thats right the state privatizes the profits and the loses are charged to the citizens of Arizona. While money is suppose to come in from the tracks, breeders etc not 1 cent was put in the fund to help retired race dogs. READ THE REPORT!

AZ Dept of Racing Annual Report 2011
by Karyn Zoldan on Nov. 12, 2011,

http://tucsoncitizen.com/tucson-tails/2011/11/12/az-dept-of-racing-annual-report-2011/

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