Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Is it all about the greyhounds?

This past weekend I was at The Dewey Gathering and noticed just a few folks wearing a purple shirt which they purchased from an event held in a national hotel chain brand in Lewes/Rehoboth Beach, Delaware area during the same weekend.

The back of the purple shirt had the slogan “It’s all about the Greyhounds”, yet this shirt was purchased from an organization that is run by an individual who is a convicted child molester who is required by law to register for life as a sex offender. 

What was the crime of this individual? Molesting two young girls. 

What does this individual's organization bring in from the t-shirt sales and donate to greyhound adoption? Difficult for anyone to know as the organization files a 990N and thus a factual financial report of anything is unavailable to the public, who apparently is to fully believe the word of this individual when it comes to donations. Much like parents believed that a teacher was on the up and up then suddenly discover the teacher is molesting children.

So, while you may be proud to wear a shirt that says “It’s all about the Greyhounds” which was sold to you by this individual, be very sure it really is about what you are being told and it is not really about paying event expenses, reimbursements and frills for the organizer first and only then if there are leftovers will anything be donated to greyhound adoption, providing of course that those greyhound adoption groups volunteer their time to "work" at the individual’s events

So what next? Is someone going to start an on-line fundraiser to get donations to help this individual's not-for-profit so that his not-for-profit can raise funds?

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Grey2K, I Reject Your Hate (By guest blogger)

Grey2K, I Reject Your Hate

By Dick Ciampa

Grey2K, I reject your hate on all levels because you stir the pot and you stir the pot so much and eventually someone will snap. Look at what has gone on around the world and here in the U.S. the past few years. Las Vegas,  Pulse Nightclub, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, San Bernardino, Columbine, France, England, Belgium  and more.

So I reject your hate.

A couple of weeks ago someone posted this on your Facebook page.

This comment was because you stirred the pot and made up a story about the greyhounds being in harm’s way and how the greyhound industry wasn’t going to evacuate the dogs during Hurricane Irma. However, you knew there was never any intention of moving the dogs because they have always been safer hunkering down in place.  However, you had to stir the pot so much that someone wants to shoot us on sight.

So I reject your hate.

I reject your hate because you have to lie to get people, people that donate to you, to believe you.  You outright lied about Derby Lane giving each kennel $5000.00 to evacuate. Didn't you?  You made it up to stir the pot, you made it up to hate.

You knew Derby Lane gave each kennel $5000.00 to buy food, water and anything else they needed to hunker down with the dogs at the kennel. You knew because the site you got the information from said so.

You tried to use Hurricane Irma as a giant donation button.  Hate on the greyhound industry and prey on your donors.  You are a money predator; you are the Face of Evil.

You never told your donors that Palm Beach Kennel Cub gave each kennel $10,000 nor did you tell your donors that Sanford Orlando gave each kennel $2000.00 or that Sanford Orlando brought in a 1000 gallon water truck so the kennels would have plenty of water.

You sat in your plush offices 1200 miles away and turned good into evil.  Turned good into a donation button.You can't save a person from 1200 miles away.  You can't save a greyhound from 1200 miles away, but you can collect donations from 1200 miles away. 

So I reject your hate.

After Irma passed and life in Florida was getting back to some normalcy, did you ever tell the people that were waiting for information from you that all the dogs were safe?  Did you ever tell your donors if the greyhound industry listened to you that hundreds of dogs would have died?  Maybe thousands if there were enough haulers.

Did you ever tell your donors that you never had the greyhounds best interest in mind only your own? Your only interest was to stir the pot to get donors to donate.  That is what money predators do.

So I reject your hate.  I reject your evil.  I reject you.

***Note:  Do we need to have a discussion about gun control, or do we first need to discuss who and why has access to our politicians? Organizations such as this hate based organization have unchecked access to many politicians and often times is pushing legislation that is based on its own hate based philosophy?***

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Tick, Tock?????

Does anyone find it a bit disturbing that a convicted child molester with lifetime sex offender registration uses the phrase "Tick,Tock Clarice" in a newsletter regarding an upcoming greyhound event where children and women may be present?

Simplicity – what needs does a convicted child molester desire?

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

You have a choice……….

October is fast approaching which means it is that time of year again when 2 greyhound events are held during the same weekend in Delaware. 

One is called The Dewey Gathering.

The other is run and owned by an individual who has the requirement to register as a sex offender for their entire life.  

The reason for a prison term and lifetime sex offender regstration?  Molesting two innocent young girls.

You have a choice. 

You can help support greyhound adoption efforts directly.

Or you can support a convicted child molester and allow him to choose how much and to whom your donations and registration fees benefit...after all of the individual's expenses are covered. Are you 100% positive the individual can be trusted with children, money or animals? Do you feel that just because a convicted child molester with lifetime sex offender registration is involved with greyhounds that it makes everything "aok" in your eyes?

when is sexual predator kid friendly?

Monday, August 28, 2017

Common Sense………..

We often hear people ask "Whatever happened to common sense?".

Thinking about common sense in the greyhound world one may ask - Why don’t “humane advocate protectors” and those who care about racing greyhounds get along? What happened to common sense?

In order to have common sense people must have something in common. While one might say greyhounds are what is in common, I disagree. “Humane advocate protectors” use greyhounds to lay the ground work for their true objectives - a world free of gambling, a world that is 100% vegan, a world where animals have the same legal rights as humans and perhaps most disturbing, a world free of any animals as pets.

Many “humane advocate protectors” have an effortless way to earn a living. You do realize your donations pay the salaries of “humane advocate protectors”, don't you?  How easy it is to use a greyhound to tug at the publics financial heartstrings so that they keep hitting that donate button allowing the “humane advocate protectors” to lobby and wine and dine whoever they need to in order to push their agenda and depriving greyhound adoption programs - the true individuals who help ex-racing greyhound find homes - of much needed financial support which truly is 100% for the greyhounds. 

To deny or reject what a greyhound is and their history is not something one does if they truly love the breed. 

Can the “humane advocate protectors” have common sense if they cannot love the greyhounds for what they are as well as what they have been? How can they claim to know what is best for greyhounds if they do not have hands on experience with all aspects of greyhounds? 

As with a good marriage or a good relationship, success comes from mutual love, mutual understanding and a mutual willingness for give and take in order to make things better for a common goal. That's simply common sense. But if one side looks only to destroy what exists or demand the other side to all things "their way", what sense does that make?

Perhaps if the “humane advocate protectors” made the effort to understand and love the greyhound, we would all have something in common.

Friday, August 11, 2017

What’s in a Name…….

Name recognition is a number one item for many corporations and politicians. In the greyhound world, it is equally important. Greyhound Pets of America for instance has built up a name recognition over the years as being a leader in greyhound welfare, placement and speaking truthfully. Under the Greyhound Pets of America banner over 90,000 ex-racing greyhounds have found homes.

Greyhound Pets of America is also commonly called GPA and has been known by and associated with those letters since 1987.

While it is understandable that in the course of 30 years, several GPA chapters have broken away to be independent adoption groups, it may come as a shock to some of you that many of these newly independent groups who have voluntarily left the GPA family have chosen new group names oddly similar to Greyhound Pets of America who's initials condense to GPA, thus causing an unknowing public to think that they follow the same standards, accountability, honesty, financial responsibility and actions as the true GPA chapters. Why it is almost like these groups who no longer wish to be part of the GPA family still wish to be viewed as, thought of and referred to as "GPA" by the donating and adoption public. Seems a bit deceptive.

So, the next time a group tells you they are "GPA", do yourself a favor and verify that they are indeed a true, original GPA and not a group coyly presenting themselves as GPA in an attempt to fool the unknowing into thinking they are still a part of an organization they chose to leave.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Cocaine in Racing Greyhounds

To: Greyhound Pets of America and friends of greyhounds,

Wish I was writing to you under different circumstances. I’m sure many of you have read or heard about a news article getting lots of attention of late regarding positive tests regarding racing greyhounds in Florida.

While it is true that some greyhounds have tested positive, a lot is yet unknown. Many of you may know that I also serve as a racing regulator in the State of Arizona. One huge lesson I’ve learned during my 5 plus years as a racing official hearing various cases and appeals is that it’s best
to wait for all the factual information, let those charged with investigating perform that investigation and present their findings before formulating an opinion.

Right now as I see it, and I’m looking at it as someone who has loved and worked on behalf of the greyhounds for 24 years,
 we are seeing very few facts and lots of hearsay and accusations.  I would encourage everyone to hold back on any judgement until investigation is completed and all appeals have been exhausted.

I will also say, if someone is responsible for physically giving racing greyhounds cocaine, I hope those charged with performing the investigation find that person and prosecute to the fullest. If individuals or organizations are currently being falsely accused and investigation finds that out, I hope they are fully vindicated.

Greyhound Pets of America - National