Greyhound racing critics demand more accountability from track i - WSMV Channel 4

Greyhound racing critics demand more accountability from track in South Tucson

Posted: Updated:
  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • Three found dead inside east side home

    Three found dead inside east side home

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:15:53 GMT
    Tucson Police detectives are investigating a homicide on Speedway between Harrison and Houghton roads. TPD received reports of shots fired around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday. More >>
    Tucson Police detectives are investigating a homicide on Speedway between Harrison and Houghton roads. TPD received reports of shots fired around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday. More >>
  • TFD: Tucson toddler drowns in hot tub

    TFD: Tucson toddler drowns in hot tub

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:58 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:58:19 GMT
    Capt. Baker said there's no rewind for this family. Tonight, they're dealing with a tragedy.More >>
    Capt. Baker said there's no rewind for this family. Tonight, they're dealing with a tragedy.More >>
  • Arizona Cannabis Nurses sue state over PTSD ruling

    Arizona Cannabis Nurses sue state over PTSD ruling

    Arizona Cannabis Nurses sue state over PTSD ruling

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:51 AM EDT2014-09-02 05:51:26 GMT
    The Arizona Cannabis Nurses association has filed a lawsuit against the Arizona Department of Health Services, over a ruling that affects those suffering from PTSD.Even though the department's director Will Humble issued a decision last month, stating those with PTSD could get access to medical marijuana starting in January, 2015 those in the medical marijuana industry are questioning some of the stipulations attached to that decision.Heather Manus, the president of the AZ Cannabis Nurses Ass...More >>
    The Arizona Cannabis Nurses association has filed a lawsuit against the Arizona Department of Health Services, over a ruling that affects those suffering from PTSD.Even though the department's director Will Humble issued a decision last month, stating those with PTSD could get access to medical marijuana starting in January, 2015 those in the medical marijuana industry are questioning some of the stipulations attached to that decision.Heather Manus, the president of the AZ Cannabis Nurses Ass...More >>
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

 

Colorado's governor signed a ban on dog racing in that stateTuesday, the Grey2K greyhound activist group said that Colorado is the 39thstate to outlaw it.

But it remains legal in Arizona.

Track stewards watch what happens at Tucson Greyhound Park andfill reports on any incidents during the races.  But Tucson City Councilmember Steve Kozachik said that the stewards' records and what is reported tothe state don't match.

On Friday, during a race at Tucson Greyhound Park, one of the dogsbumped the electrified inside rail and died.  The track manager Dale Popphas called that an unfortunate incident.  But Kozachik said that recordsfrom last June through January show about nineteen dogs that "pulled up" duringthe race, or fell, and were not reported injured.  These records do notlist any specific injury to those dogs, unlike other reports of broken toes andother injuries.  But Kozachik said that these incidents should not be leftout of reports to the state, since those dogs never raced again, he said.

"Every one of these injuries was substantial enough so thatthe dog never raced again.  That's the bottom line.  So, if thesewere the last races for these dogs and the stewards noted them in their ownreports, they were significant enough that the stewards took note and that theowners either adopted them out or just got rid of them," said Ward 6 TucsonCity Council member Steve Kozachik.

Popp the manager was not at the track late Tuesdayafternoon.  South Tucson city manager Luis Gonzales said that whileregulating the dogs is up to the state racing commission, he is drafting arequest that when the investigation is complete, the commission will tell SouthTucson the results.  The city will then decide what if any actions areappropriate, and a building inspection because of that electrified inner rail couldbe possible.

Powered by WorldNow
WSMV
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, WSMV; Nashville, TN. (A Meredith Corporation Station) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.