For the dogs

By MEGAN V. BELL  |  July 31, 2008

The public has come around. The greyhound-racing industry has been steadily declining both locally and nationally since people became aware of the dogs’ living conditions. Between 2002 and 2008, annual revenue has dropped 65 percent at Wonderland and 37 percent at Raynham, according to the CPD. On the national scale, GREY2K USA sums it up best: “Over the past two decades, commercial dog racing has experienced a catastrophic economic decline, and now represents less than one percent of all wagers made each year in the United States.” Between the knowledge that these animals are being mistreated and the decline of revenue, why should anyone support greyhound racing come Election Day? “People sometimes shut off their moral compass when they’re being entertained,” says Adams. “It’s surreal, to say the least.”

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