I’ve been getting a lot of emails that read:
“Please do not repeal or delay the implementation of Question 3, the
ballot question that passed 56% to 44% in 12 of 14 counties and in 290 cities and towns.
S. 2041 would delay the end of greyhound racing for two years. When the ballot question passed in November of 2008, it already contained a significant 14-month phase-out period. The will of the voters to end greyhound racing in January 2010 should be upheld.
The voters have decided. Please oppose S. 2041”
I agree. I was an early and public supporter of question three and have no intention of reversing myself. I believe that we will look back on this era and regret the way we treat many kinds of animals — greyhounds, but especially farm animals in modern “factory farms”. I am a co-sponsor of the bill to address farm animal conditions of confinement. I am also a co-sponsor of the anti-devocalization bill — you can see additional discussion of this bill here.