Friday, August 22, 2014

Greyhound Racing ~ The Song Remains The Same

New story from Daytona, Florida.

Where else but the hotspot of senselessly racing dogs in debilitating heat and humidity, college Spring Breakers and little else of value.  I guess unless you like car racing or something.

Whatever, back to the story. 

So this trainer was suspended.  Doping dogs, it says.

“The Department of Business & Professional Regulation Pari-Mutuel Wagering Division, which oversees commercial greyhound racing in Florida, suspended kennel operator Lance LaFreniere for 45 days and fined him $500 after an investigation concluded that RJ’s Miraclemary, a dog under LaFreniere’s care, had been given the painkiller oxymorphone.”
I won’t be an expert in drugs other than what I’ve had during surgery, but according to Wikipedia:
“Oxymorphone is indicated for the relief of moderate to severe pain and also as a preoperative medication to alleviate apprehension, maintain anaesthesia and as an obstetric analgesic. Additionally, it can be used for the alleviation of pain in patients with dyspnoea associated with acute left ventricular failure and pulmonary oedema.[4] It is practically devoid of antitussive activity.[4]

Racing an injured dog, dickweed?  Or did it have a cough?  Damn, can they get much lower?

LaFreniere says “There is no way in hell I would do this to any of my dogs, I wouldn’t give a dog anything like that.”

Really?  Would you care to explain the following, 'LaTrainiere?

“A review of LaFreniere’s racing license history shows that he has been fined by the department 19 times since 1996."


"Records state he was fined $100 and suspended for a month in 2003 after a greyhound tested positive for dimethyl sulfoxide — also known as DMSO — a controversial antioxidant sometimes used to help dogs recover after races.”

I see self-regulation is going swimmingly.  Recover after races.  Hmmm...So they can race sooner for more two bit bets?  Surely new laws have been enacted to protect the greyhounds.

“State law holds kennel operators like LaFreniere responsible for any banned substances found in their dogs’ systems. LaFreniere has been fined at least seven other times since 1996 for dogs that tested positive for banned substances.”

Well, then he was banned for life, right?

"Kennel club manager Dan Francati said LaFreniere will be allowed to race at the track again once his state-ordered suspension is served."

“They’re gone for however long they’re gone,” Francati said of trainers who are suspended. “They do their time.”"

Their time???  Really...

Your system is working brilliantly.  No lesson learned, back to the same mistreatment.  No thought to the physical, psychological and mental damage done to a dog who is nothing but a product to gain profits.  Never a dog.

Back to business as normal.  Or S.N.A.F.U.  Situation normal....

And all for a shitty $2 bet.

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