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Alabama. Dog Racing. Cocaine.

What good is there in dog racing? Nothing much, it seems, except for the dubious honor of winning a bet and some money--- money one is surely to lose very soon since those who win money in dog racing will surely bet again. Evidently, we can include drug use, cocaine in particular, to dog racing practices in Alabama. Grey2K USA reported on two cases involving cocaine use in dogs:

-On or about December 23, 2009 a greyhound named Kiowa Fly Lucia tested positive for cocaine at Mobile County Greyhound Park.

- On or about November 11, 2009 a greyhound under the control of an individual named Robert E. Trow tested positive for cocaine at the Birmingham Racecourse.

Now, the Governor of Alabama, Bob Riley, has a task force to combat illegal gambling. It is aptly named, Task Force to Stop Illegal Gambling, P.O.Box 2841, Mobile, Alabama 36652. This task force is headed by John Tyson, Jr. Grey2K USA has already written to the task force about these two cases, they have asked us to follow suit. We can also write to Governor of Alabama, and tell him the obvious. Dog racing is cruel!

Governor Bob Riley
Office of the Governor
State Capitol
600 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36130
334-242-7100
334-353-0004 (fax)

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