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Greyhound Network News is an eight- page newsletter
published out of Phoenix, Arizona since 1992. The newsletter was founded in response
to the killing field discovered in January 1992 in Chandler Heights, Arizona.
More than 140 racing greyhounds had been shot to death and their ears cut
off to prevent identification. Their
bodies were found where they fell, strewn over 300 acres of an abandoned
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For the love of
greyhounds, Joan Eidinger, Editor & Publisher
Tucson, Arizona: The
Arizona Daily Star reported today that eight greyhounds died in early
September, likely of heat exhaustion, while being hauled across the country to Arizona, according to
documents from the Arizona Department of Racing. The haulers, Lonnie and Jamie Boyle, were
recently suspended for 30 days and fined $500 each for failing to properly care
for 27 greyhounds during the move. The
eight greyhounds likely died near El
Paso, documents show.
The couple traveled throughTucson with
the dead dogs, but never stopped at Tucson
to look into veterinary care for the surviving dogs, according to the
Lonnie Boyle told Arizona Department
of Racing investigators he and his wife were driving from Oklahoma
City to a farm outside of Phoenix
in early September, according to reports.
For the most part, he said they stopped to check on the dogs every four
hours, as the state’s administrative code outlines. Boyle claimed a rainstorm kept him from
checking on the dogs during one stretch, but the investigator saw no evidence
of any severe weather. Also, the stated
drive times did not support the Boyles’ story, the report says.
“The evidence does not support that they drove through
severe rainstorms,” the report states.
“However, evidence does show hot weather and high humidity, which is a
factor in the death of the dogs.”
Source: TheArizona Daily Star: Josh Brodesky