Eight years ago, an initiative to ban greyhound racing lost by a whisker. Tonight, there is a different result. Question 3—to ban greyhound racing—passed. The HSUS is the largest financial backer of this ballot measure, and we were delighted to have worked in tandem with the outstanding campaigners at Grey2K USA and also with our good friends at the Massachusetts SPCA. This is a fantastic win over an industry that exploits dogs for no good reason. Greyhound racing is a waning industry, and it exploits dogs for mere entertainment, discarding them when they are no longer valuable.
My thanks to the good citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.