Public records of racing dog injuries could become mandatory - Tucson News Now

Public records of racing dog injuries could become mandatory

  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • Surveillance video catches suspected thief on Tucson's west side

    Surveillance video catches suspected thief on Tucson's west side

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:47:53 GMT
    Surveillance video showed a man stealing from Corral's carport (Source: Frank Corral).Surveillance video showed a man stealing from Corral's carport (Source: Frank Corral).

    Folks living on the west side of Tucson need your help tracking down a thief. They said a man has been canvassing neighborhoods near Grant and Silverbell in the Ironwood Ridge neighborhood and the Barrio Hollywood area.

    Folks living on the west side of Tucson need your help tracking down a thief. They said a man has been canvassing neighborhoods near Grant and Silverbell in the Ironwood Ridge neighborhood and the Barrio Hollywood area.

  • Cards coach reacts to NFL commissioner's statement after Trump's remarks

    Cards coach reacts to NFL commissioner's statement after Trump's remarks

    Saturday, September 23 2017 9:22 PM EDT2017-09-24 01:22:32 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:32:05 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians showed support on Saturday for a statement from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell the day after President Trump said NFL players who kneel for the national anthem should be fired.

    Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians showed support on Saturday for a statement from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell the day after President Trump said NFL players who kneel for the national anthem should be fired.

  • Multi vehicle crash causes delays on Silverbell Road

    Multi vehicle crash causes delays on Silverbell Road

    Saturday, September 23 2017 8:50 PM EDT2017-09-24 00:50:51 GMT
    Source: NWFDSource: NWFD

    A crash involving multiple cars caused traffic delays on Silverbell Road at Belmont on Saturday, officials said. 

    A crash involving multiple cars caused traffic delays on Silverbell Road at Belmont on Saturday, officials said. 

Looking into what happens at Tucson Greyhound Park and what happens to the dogs that race there could become easier.  The legislature approved a bill that requires mandatory public records of injuries.

That was the problem early last month when a dog hit the electrified inside rail and died.  The Department of Racing responded to a request for the track roster and kennel disposition records by saying that it does not maintain those records.

This bill would require signed records that identify the dog that was injured, where on the track the injury occurred if it was during a race, where the injury is on the dog, and how long a recovery is estimated to take.

"I care very deeply about the individual dogs, but also you want to look, is there a systemic thing happening?  Is it, turn three, that's where all the dogs break the legs, or that's what happens here.  And then you can look and say, maybe we need to fix this track," said Rep. Ethan Orr, (R) Tucson.

"Transparency is the key.  For years, greyhound racers, track owners have been saying there's nothing wrong with dog racing, injuries are few, and when they occur, they're slight.  Now, we can look at the records, the public can decide for itself," said Christine Dorchak, president and general counsel for GREY2K USA.

The bill still awaits the governor's signature.

Copyright 2014 Tucson News Now All rights reserved.

 

 

Powered by Frankly