Tonight in South Tucson, a female greyhound named CDC Make Me Stop, who was on the 2008 injury list (10/10/08 listed as lame) — is still racing. Tonight in South Tucson at the Tucson Greyhound Park, this greyhound will be racing her 245th race. Is this considered animal cruelty?
She is 5 1/2 years old.
This hound should be running to the couch not around a track where dogs break their legs, their hocks, their pelvis, suffer paralysis, cardiac arrest, and other life-threatening injuries.
Are there no regulations for how long racing greyhounds can race?
Apparently not in Arizona. Apparently not in South Tucson where greyhound racing gives the region a black mark.
While other dog tracks may have different and better standards, here in South Tucson where on average, 24 dogs race every single day on ONLY 2 days rest.
Is this considered animal cruelty?
CDC Make Me Stop’s owner is Debra Chitwood.
Dear Ms. Chitwood:
It is time to make CDC stop racing and allow her to be adopted and become someone’s pet. She more than deserves it.
To watch an undercover video investigation about TGP, go here.