Greyhound Racing

Will A New Legislative Makeup Affect W.Va.’s Greyhound Racing Industry?

In 2023, West Virginia will be the only state left with greyhound racing. Industry opponents say a new legislative makeup could end the sport here. Proponents say it’s stronger than ever.

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Part Four: Greyhound Adoption Popular, But Appeal Could Wane With Industry

When dogs are done racing, it's time for them to enjoy a well-earned retirement. Demand to adopt racing greyhounds in particular is high.

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Part Three: The Case To ‘Uncouple’ Greyhound Racing And W.Va.’s State Government

Since 2007, West Virginia law has said state sanctioned casinos cannot operate without having horse or dog racing. A 2017 bill to eliminate the state’s role in greyhound racing was passed by the West Virginia Legislature but vetoed by Gov. Jim Justice.

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Part Two: Humane Treatment Major Question For Greyhound Racing Industry

Opponents of dog racing accuse the industry of abusive treatment, but those working within don't see it that way.

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