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URGENT ! Tell New Hampshire Lawmakers That Cruelty Should Not Be Rewarded ! TAKE ACTION ! !


Animals  (tags: animals, dogs, environment, protection, suffering, cruelty, AnimalWelfare )

Cher
- 584 days ago - grey2kusa.org
Please call and separately e-mail every member of the House Ways and Means Committee today and politely ask them to support HB 564.



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Cher C. (1469)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 3:17 pm




Committee Chair Susan Almy

susan.almy@comcast.net

(603)448-4769



Representative Patricia Lovejoy

patty.lovejoy@leg.state.nh.us

(603)778-9662



Representative William Butynski

williambutynski@aol.com

(603)336-7498



Representative Frank Davis

fpdavis@comcast.net

(603)485-9953



Representative Mary Cooney

mary.cooney@leg.state.nh.us

(603)536-1141



Representative Thomas Schamberg

thomas.schamberg@leg.state.nh.us

no phone



Representative Mary Griffin

(no email address)

603-432-0959



Representative Jordan Ulery

jordanulery@myfairpoint.net

(603)882-8979



Representative Gary Azarian

gazarian@comcast.net

(603)890-8669



Representative Gilman Shattuck

gilman.shattuck@leg.state.nh.us

(603)464-3850



Representative Richard Ames

amesinjaffrey@gmail.com

(603)532-6781



Representative Harry Young

harry.young@leg.state.nh.us

(603)532-9998



Representative Daivd Hess

dave.hess@leg.state.nh.us

(603)485-9027



Representative Russell Ober

(no email address)

(603)883-9654



Representative Laurie Sanborn

repsanborn@gmail.com

(603)682-1557



Representative John Kelley

jkelley-nashua@comcast.net

(603)880-4083



Representative David Karrick

david.karrick@leg.state.nh.us

(603)456-2772



Representative Norman Major

nlbem@comcast.net

(603)382-5429



Representative Frank Sapareto

sapareto@comcast.net

(603)894-7083



Representative Patrick Abrami

patrick.abrami@leg.state.nh.us

(603)772-3489



 

Cher C. (1469)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 3:18 pm


Background:

Live greyhound racing was outlawed in New Hampshire in 2010. However, local gamblers are still allowed to bet remotely on dog races from some of the worst tracks in other states (an activity called simulcasting). These tracks have low standards and do not even report greyhound racing injuries to the public. House Bill 564 will ensure that New Hampshire racetracks only accept greyhound simulcast signals from states that publicly report greyhound injuries.

Our research shows that more dogs are made available for adoption and there is more attention to protecting greyhounds when tracks must account for their dogs. In fact, after injury reporting was required in New Hampshire, greyhound adoption doubled!

Key points to make:

Limiting simulcast gambling to only states that report greyhound injuries is consistent with the long history of New Hampshire in enacting laws to protect greyhounds.

It is wrong for New Hampshire tracks to accept bets on races taking place at some of the country's worst tracks.
ĽAt Ebro Greyhound Park, 42 dogs were left to starve to death by their kennel operator.


ĽAt Daytona Beach and tracks across the state, dogs have test positive for serious drugs including cocaine.


ĽAt the Sanford Orlando Kennel Compound, a three-year-old greyhound was electrocuted due to a faulty, ill-maintained lure. At Palm Beach, another young dog broke two legs and was euthanized. To see the last races of Birthday Toy and Jawa Spock, go here.

By passing HB 564, New Hampshire can play a key role in encouraging these tracks to improve standards.

Dog tracks are using all kinds of scare tactics to try to defeat this bill, but their claims about job loss are completely unfounded and not based on any true reading of the bill. According to data from the Pari-Mutuel Commission itself, the impact of this bill is very limited. Only 22% of all simulcast wagering in New Hampshire is based on dog racing, and of the 22%, only several tracks would be impacted. Once these tracks begin reporting, their signals can be restored.


 

naomi cohen (44)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 5:05 pm
will be done. thank you, cher.
 

Lauren Kozen (159)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 5:28 pm
Noted & will take action tonight. Thanks Cher.
 

Tal H. (8)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 8:13 pm
signed!
 

Leslene Dunn (74)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 11:47 pm
Done with thanks.
 

Tanya W. (51)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 4:16 am
Noted.
 

Barbara D. (75)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 4:58 am
Noted and shared. Will do!
 

Fi T. (16)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 5:58 am
No animal cruelty, please
 

Danuta Watola (1199)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 6:19 am
noted
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 6:35 am
action to be taken
 

Ruth S. (307)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 6:47 am
No more cruelty, this needs to stop right NOW!!
 

Constance F. (433)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 8:11 am
Shared, thank you !
 

Jan Garen (76)
Friday February 15, 2013, 9:59 am
Thank you for this information.
 

. (0)
Friday February 15, 2013, 11:55 am
noted. Consider it done
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Friday February 15, 2013, 12:33 pm
Noted and Thnx Cher :-0
 

Elizabeth M. (67)
Friday February 15, 2013, 1:53 pm
Thanks for posting Cher.
Noted. These Greyhounds have suffered enough!
 

Marina M. (141)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 1:10 pm
Noted! Thank you.
 
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