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ARKANSAS TO END GREYHOUND RACING BY 2022 10/21/2019

Last week, gaming company Southland Casino Racing in Arkansas announced it would no longer engage in dog-racing by 2022—an agreement approved by the state racing commission which will effectively end dog-racing across Arkansas. "We applaud Southland and its parent company Delaware North for getting this deal over the finish line," animal-rights group Animal Wellness Action (AWA) said in a statement. "AWA and the Center for a Humane Economy, working with GREY2K USA Worldwide, have been urging the Buffalo-based gambling and food service company that owns Southland Casino Racing in West Memphis, AK to develop a plan to end racing. This is a short phase-out, and it's good for dogs and for Southland and its reputation." According to the AWA, dog-racing has become an unpopular sport nationwide with few attendees at events—which still force dogs to compete, often without turning a profit. Commercial dog racing is now illegal in 41 states, including Florida, which passed a ban in December to phase out the practice by the end of 2020. In addition to Arkansas, Delaware North is still operating two dog-racing tracks in West Virginia. (vegnews.com)

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