Friday, March 4, 2016

Tucson Greyhound Park ~ TGP~ Why Is It Not Shut Down

TGP…  It has been the long time target from many.  I know I have posted much about that criminal deathtrap.

From Tom (the Tool) Taylor and his claims of comparisons to the Taj Mahal

I’ll be the first to say I’ve never seen the Taj Mahal in person.  But I’m going out on a limb and guessing it does not look like Tom Taylor’s Taj

To the quack vet Robinson, going out of city limits to jack up dogs.
Weren't there dogs lost out of a hauler, in transit, some time ago?  Touches the memory here...
        Ah, love of the dogs, eh?

So they cleared out old Tom and much of the riff-raff.  The Quack vet?  Probably not still there.

Whole new crew…

      New riff-raff to replace the old?  Popp is a fool.
And now there is zero oversight on steroid injections?  As in no one is monitoring these greyhounds in the "Taj Mahal" and keeping them safe??

Here is why it is so not wise, TGP and Tucson.

It’s not smart because more and more of the public are turning against you.  With reason. 
You're reaching reviled, but for the sorry bettors and the breeders.

It’s not smart from a business standpoint because there are still not enough butts in the stands to support this nonsense.

It’s not smart from a tax payer standpoint to supply you an umbilical cord.

And it sure as NOT SMART from a greyhound’s perspective.

Broken hocks, viral pneumonia.

Yet the races go on

I don’t know which politicians’ pockets are stuffed with wads of cash, but they need to be voted out.
I've raised and reared dogs for 30 years.  I've seen those silly teenage years when a dog is coming out of puppyhood and learning.  Around 2 - 4.  About when these greyhounds die.

Before more dogs die.  Because it will be on you that they did.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There isn't anyone sitting at Tucson Greyhound Park watching races...for years it is like a ghost town. The parking lot asphalt is all broken up and covered with weeds.

Since 1994...AZ has been a tax haven for TGP. They make their money through simulcast-race wagering...for instance betting from bars.Our lawmakers were nice enough to make this money maker tax exempt. And.....we give them hardship tax credit...this means they basically pay no tax. Don't have the up to date records but from 2001 to 2006, the industry cost the state $44 million in revenues.

It is also about politics complete with lobbyists who are powerful in the legislature.

This is from the Tucson Weekly 2009..."And so Tucson Greyhound Park just keeps ambling along, making money but not paying the same taxes as other Arizona Businesses. It's actually a nifty cash cow despite the protestations of its owners, Florida businessmen Joseph Azppala and Rober Consolor Jr....according to a 2007 audit, the partners had never filed an individual AZ income tax fee...but managed to pay themselves $2.2 Million for a management fee.