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Greyhound racing is banned in the state of Colorado

Colorado bans greyhound racing
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According to Sunday's Associated Press, Colorado is the latest state to ban the "sport" of greyhound racing.

The bill making such racing illegal was signed on Monday by Gov. John Hickenlooper; Colorado is now the thirty-ninth state to pass such a law.

According to Grey2kUSA, the bill came to fruition under the leadership of KC Becker, the chief bill sponsor out of Boulder; Becker came on board the fight to ban the racing practice after learning about the suffering of the dogs who are forced to race.

Just last Friday, a greyhound racing at an Arizona track was killed after falling into one of the electrocuted rails. Some council leaders in the area where the fatality occurred are hoping to see greyhound racing banned in Arizona as well.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, breeders purposefully supply a large number of greyhounds, and each year, surplus dogs are destroyed in droves. Dogs who are not suitable for racing are often killed, as are those who become injured or fail to perform at a desirable standard.

Read more about greyhound racing and many of the abusive practices here.

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