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Measure Would Make Dog Racing Illegal in Del.

04/17/2006

DOVER, Del. (AP)- Playing the ponies is OK but a state senator does not want gamblers to go to the dogs.

Sen. George Bunting Jr., has introduced a bill that would make dog racing illegal in Delaware.

It also would prohibit breeders who raise and train greyhounds from operating in the state.

However, the Bethany Beach Democrat says he is considering an amendment striking that provision. Bunting says he's thinking of the welfare of the dogs.

Racing proponents and animal rights supporters disagree on the level of care given to racing dogs and the number that are destroyed at the end of their racing careers.

 

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