TwinSpires is betting you don't care about dogs

 

Tell TwinSpires to drop dog races

Dog racing is cruel and inhumane and causes suffering, injury, and death to thousands of gentle dogs each year. It is outlawed in 42 states, and only remains at two struggling tracks in West Virginia. TwinSpires, a division of Churchill Downs (CDI), is cashing in on cruelty and hoping that you don’t care about greyhounds.

CDI is a large, publicly traded company and claims to have a long tradition of social corporate responsibility. But it has turned a blind eye to greyhounds and its subsidiary continues to allow gamblers to place online bets on American dog races. Even worse, TwinSpires is promoting Mexican dog racing, where there are no animal welfare protections. Tijuana’s Agua Caliente is one of the worst dog tracks in the world and is owned by a controversial figure with alleged ties to organized crime. TwinSpires’ single-minded pursuit of profit has left it out of touch with mainstream values regarding how we treat dogs.

Today, please send an email to CEO William Carstanjen. Urge him to sever all ties with cruel greyhound racing, and remind him of his company’s pledge to be a good corporate citizen. TVG, a competing betting platform has already stopped carrying dog races! Mr. Carstanjen can also be reached directly at [email protected]

More than a decade ago, we released this footage of greyhound injuries in West Virginia. Today, dogs are continuing to suffer and die at West Virginia racetracks.