This September, the House Committee on Agriculture will vote on an amendment to outlaw all gambling on greyhound racing nationwide.
Even though greyhound racing is a dying industry, more than $400 million is still bet on dog races each year in our country.
Further, as dog racing slowly dies in the United States, foreign dog tracks have begun appealing to American gamblers over the internet.
The animal protection community has fought greyhound racing for decades due to animal welfare concerns. Greyhounds endure lives of confinement at commercial tracks and many dogs suffer serious injuries.
Due to these concerns, Pennsylvania outlawed greyhound racing nearly two decades ago.
Our Representative in Congress, Glenn “GT” Thompson, is the chair of the committee, which will determine whether the amendment to end greyhound racing is approved.
Congressman Thompson will have enormous influence over the fate of this legislation. The amendment will be identical to a bill named the Greyhound Protection Act (H.R. 3894), which has already been filed (https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/house-bill/3894).
Please e-mail Congressman Thompson today urging him to support the Greyhound Protection Act Amendment as part of the Farm Bill. Your voice matters!
You can submit your comment in support of the Greyhound Protection Act Amendment using this link:
For more information about greyhound racing and the proposed legislation, please visit the greyhound protection group, GREY2K USA at https://www.grey2kusa.org/.