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At The End Of The Race: Life Or Death For Canine Athletes

Brie Witherspoon | Posted 08.01.2016 | Impact
Brie Witherspoon

When professional athletes get injured during a game they are examined immediately. The clock stops and the fans wait with baited breath until the athlete either gets up and rejoins the game or is escorted off the field.

Nonprofit Is Fighting To Stop The 'Industrialized Cruelty' In Greyhound Racing

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.21.2015 | Good News

Despite causing broken bones, heart problems and even paralysis -- as well as using questionable practices -- dog racing is still legal in a handful o...

It's (Way Past) Time to End Greyhound Racing in America

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

It's always appalling to see animals abused and betrayed for profit, especially when the activity is legal and defended as a "sport." That's the reality of greyhound racing, but the reasons this detestable industry still exists defy not just our humane values, but common sense as well.

The Abomination of Greyhound Racing

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 05.05.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Causes of greyhound deaths included including fatal injuries suffered during or after races, and heat stroke. Fifty-one of the dead greyhounds were under 3 years old; the two youngest dogs were both 17 months old. These majestic, perfectly healthy, gentle and loving animals were essentially run to death.

Daddy's Little Shill: Memories of a Gambler's Daughter

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

Before I tell you how, as a two-year old, I was my daddy's shill, let me tell you a bit about him. Daddy was a "professional gambler," if betting dail...

Election 2008 Odds and Ends -- Waiting for Missouri and Alaska, Pro-Marijuana Initiatives and More...

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We have had a virtual news blackout on what is going on in the two states we're waiting for -- Missouri's presidential results, and Alaska's senatorial results. Here is what I managed to find out.