The Votes Are In: The Dogs Won!
On Election Day, over 1.5 million Massachusetts voters said that dogs matter and deserve to be protected.
We dedicate this victory to all those dogs who have been hurt or died on Massachusetts tracks, and also to those dogs who will not be in harm’s way in the future.
Thanks to everyone who voted, to everyone who collected signatures or put up a sign or talked to friends and neighbors.
In approving the Greyhound Protection Act, voters have sent a clear message that we will not tolerate an industry that causes thousands of dogs to endure lives of terrible confinement and many to suffer serious injury.
For seventy-five years, greyhounds have suffered at local dog tracks. This vote means that this cruelty will finally come to an end.
We are extremely proud of the 3,000 volunteers, who made great sacrifices to pass this humane law, and we are proud to stand with the many community leaders and animal protection groups who supported Question 3.
The Committee to Protect Dogs worked hard during the 14 month phase-out period to ensure that any racing dogs ending their careers in Massachusetts found loving homes.
See how your community voted at Boston.com
Read about placing the dogs who are retiring from racing.
What is Question 3 -- The Greyhound Protection Act?
Why Is This Measure Important?
Who Supports This Humane Measure?