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Iowa, Free the Greyhounds! It's Time to End Dog Racing ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


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

Cher
- 393 days ago - capwiz.com
There are two dog racing tracks in Iowa--there should be none. Racing is not profitable for the tracks, attendance is low, revenues have decreased radically over the years, and the racing dogs suffer tremendously.



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Kit B. (277)
Friday March 22, 2013, 6:38 am

Signed .....

Des Moines, Ia - zip codes:

50009, 50047, 50211, 50309, 50310, 50311, 50312, 50313, 50314, 50315, 50316, 50317, 50319, 50320, 50321, 50322, 50327.

Read more: http://www.city-data.com/zipmaps/Des-Moines-Iowa.html#ixzz2OH8qDL2E

Happy Birthday, Cher ~~~

 

Pat B. (351)
Friday March 22, 2013, 6:53 am
TY,Cher for this.
 

Nyack Clancy (385)
Friday March 22, 2013, 6:59 am
Noted- thank you
 

Gitte Loeyche (29)
Friday March 22, 2013, 7:18 am
Sorry, cannot sign being non-US - noted
 

Amy E. (66)
Friday March 22, 2013, 8:03 am
n/s
 

Ruth S. (307)
Friday March 22, 2013, 8:26 am
Done, thanks Kit.
 

Ilona V. (0)
Friday March 22, 2013, 8:54 am
Thanks. Noted but unable to sign from Germany.
 

Karen Avery (118)
Friday March 22, 2013, 9:21 am
Dog racing should be banned!!
 

Carol D. (98)
Friday March 22, 2013, 9:37 am
sorry cant sign but this ancient race is cruel and needs banning now

Noted thanks
 

Sandra Patterson (60)
Friday March 22, 2013, 9:38 am
would not let me sign in the U.S. but did note it
 

Sue H. (1)
Friday March 22, 2013, 9:42 am
noted, cannot sign
 

Mandi T. (419)
Friday March 22, 2013, 9:47 am
TY Cher this is very important!
 

Chris C. (131)
Friday March 22, 2013, 9:56 am
I live just across the river in NE and tried to sign the petition with a comment as to why dog racing must end. They would only allow IA address/zip so I used my cousin's in DesMoines. She is an animal lover like me. So... noted and PETITION SIGNED! HA! I'm afraid those horrid dog tracks are 15 minutes away from Omaha, NE. We should have a say, too!
 

. (0)
Friday March 22, 2013, 9:59 am
done. Once again ty Kit and Cher for the post. Leave these poor dogs alone and find some other form of entertainment which does not involve animals
 

naomi cohen (62)
Friday March 22, 2013, 10:11 am
thank you, cher. done.
 

Barbara D. (107)
Friday March 22, 2013, 10:47 am
NS&S!! Thanks, Cher
 

. (0)
Friday March 22, 2013, 10:52 am
Noted - thank you dear Cher
 

Valerie H. (136)
Friday March 22, 2013, 10:54 am
Thank you.....noted
 

Elizabeth M. (64)
Friday March 22, 2013, 11:13 am
Noted - unable to sign - Thanks for posting Cher.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (461)
Friday March 22, 2013, 2:46 pm
signed a NJ posting-thanks
 

Ruth M. (250)
Friday March 22, 2013, 3:26 pm
Signed & noted
 

Ruth M. (250)
Friday March 22, 2013, 3:30 pm
Not signed or should I say sent it bounced back
 

Cheriann P. (17)
Friday March 22, 2013, 3:32 pm
Noted. Unable to sign. L♥ve ☮ Peace.
 

Susan Allen (208)
Friday March 22, 2013, 4:31 pm
noted and shared, but unable to sign.
 

Darren G. (8137)
Friday March 22, 2013, 4:34 pm
TY for sharing
 

Julie E. (247)
Friday March 22, 2013, 5:15 pm
Thank you for taking action!
Your e-mail message was sent to:
Senator Dennis H. Black (D-IA 15th)
Representative Joe Riding (D-IA 30th)
 

Gina Caracci (230)
Friday March 22, 2013, 6:38 pm
tried to sign but they wont take a FL zip
hopefullyIiowa will get the ball rolling and other states will follow
 

Joy Mcronald (121)
Friday March 22, 2013, 6:46 pm
Noted, sorry could not sign, this racing has to stop..
 

Richelle Rausch (43)
Friday March 22, 2013, 6:50 pm
These dogs do not choose to race. They are treated as slaves for mens' profit and intertainment. Tried to sign, but you have to live in Iowa
 

Nancy Black (296)
Friday March 22, 2013, 6:51 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared, tweeted, unable to sign; tried twice, but I didn't have a valid address even though I used Des Moines, IA and one of it's zip codes. Hope it works because Dog Racing is a cruel, dirty business that shows the worst side of humanity.
 

AniMae Chi (361)
Friday March 22, 2013, 7:16 pm
Address error. Your address was not matched in the United States Postal Service Database.

Don't get it, i'm using Kits info!


 

Joan M. (818)
Friday March 22, 2013, 7:22 pm
Noted, did not like my Canadian Address. Thanks Cher
 

Linda P. (0)
Friday March 22, 2013, 7:32 pm
Could not sign. Let these greyhounds live their lives the way they were intended to, with a family. Dog Racing needs to stop for these magnificent creature. Where I live, there is no more dog racing. Dog racing only care about profit, not the animals.
 

kye j. (41)
Friday March 22, 2013, 8:24 pm
Signed
 

Mary R. (235)
Friday March 22, 2013, 10:18 pm
SIGNED AND NOTED
 

Zee Kallah (39)
Friday March 22, 2013, 10:29 pm
Another frightfully complicated petition.

I did my best but I can't be certain if it went or not.
 

Betty Kelly (1)
Friday March 22, 2013, 10:56 pm
These gentle dogs should be cared for; not abused if they lose a race. Races are held to make money for greedy people who care nothing for the animals.
 

Marie W. (65)
Friday March 22, 2013, 11:29 pm
S&N
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 12:11 am
Signed
 

Julia R. (279)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 12:57 am
Greyhound racing is notoriously cruel! The dogs are kept in horrible conditions and most are killed as a result of all the injuries they receive from racing at a very young age and only know a life of pain and trauma! Shame on Iowa for this terrible law that results in so much abuse to these dogs!

"Iowa law currently requires businesses with gambling licenses to also operate Greyhound tracks. This forced union of two unrelated forms of gambling makes no sense and inflicts unnecessary cruelty on Greyhounds, who spend their racing lives cruelly confined, suffer terrible injuries, and often are killed once they are no longer profitable.

Instead of forcing taxpayers to cover the cost of regulating dog racing tracks that businesses don’t even want, the state should “decouple” Greyhound racing from other forms of gambling. If businesses weren’t forced to make these dogs run, thousands of Greyhounds would be spared from this barbaric and inhumane activity this year and in the future."






Iowa law currently requires businesses with gambling licenses to also operate Greyhound tracks. This forced union of two unrelated forms of gambling makes no sense and inflicts unnecessary cruelty on Greyhounds, who spend their racing lives cruelly confined, suffer terrible injuries, and often are killed once they are no longer profitable.

Instead of forcing taxpayers to cover the cost of regulating dog racing tracks that businesses don’t even want, the state should “decouple” Greyhound racing from other forms of gambling. If businesses weren’t forced to make these dogs run, thousands of Greyhounds would be spared from this barbaric and inhumane activity this year and in the future.
 

Yvette S. (30)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 3:46 am
Noted but unable to sign from the Netherlands :(
 

Hidy Hedea (1)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 4:08 am
Non-US citizen but please stop the racing. it must be banned!
 

Greyhound Safe (0)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 5:16 am
Done
 

Tanya W. (32)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 5:39 am
Noted and signed.
 

paul m. (93)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 6:14 am

Noted ,,,Cher..
 

Despina Vekris (9)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 6:35 am
Enough is Enough
 

Mike H. (213)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 6:56 am


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Anna Undebeck (187)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 8:41 am
Same here, couldt sign :(
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 8:53 am
Dog racing should have been banned many years ago. What these dogs endure is horrific. I support adoption of greyhounds that were race dogs.
Thank you for posting this.
 

Sandi C. (236)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 11:08 am
noted.
 

Beth M. (249)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 12:37 pm
Noted
 

Rhonda Maness (602)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 1:56 pm
Thanks Cher
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 2:09 pm
Noted
 

Jade N. (22)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 2:38 pm
thanks
 

Jade N. (22)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 2:40 pm
iowa only
 

Harshiita Sharma (133)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 8:47 pm
done
 

LMj Mallory (112)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 11:58 pm
TY!!
 

Yvonne F. (159)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 11:53 am
Sorry, US only!!! I hope a lote will sign! Thanks Cher!
 

Sylvie Bermannova (39)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 9:45 pm
Noted, but although I would like to, cannot sign -- Americans only.
This sure is animal abuse; what is worse, dogs that can no longer race (and thus earn money for their "owners") are discarded more often than not. The vast majority of them end up in a pound, if not dead, since only a small number of them are so lucky to find a loving home through an adoption program. It would be best if dog racing ceased to be.
 

Connie Palladini (83)
Friday January 3, 2014, 6:22 am
Signed!
 
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