There is unease this week at the Guam Greyhound Park in the Pacific, over proposals for gambling profits from the park to be made available to the whole island.

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This tiny island has a large greyhound track open for races six nights a week and is described on website Guam online as: “Greyhound racing is a popular pastime on Guam for visitors and residents. The Guam Greyhound Park in Tamuning offers racing every Tuesday through Sunday. Gates open at 7:00 P.M. and races start at from 7:45. Betting is legal. Betting tickets are $3 and payoffs can be sizeable. Entrance fee for local residents with valid ID is $2.50 and $1.50 for military. Local residents and military with valid ID are admitted free on Thursdays. Tourists and off-island visitors will have to shell out an $8.00 entry fee.”

An extensive internet search brings up no information regarding the welfare of greyhounds racing in Guam or any rehoming procedures, and we fell it highly unlikely that such a small nation could accommodate  high numbers of retired racers. Campaign group Greyhound Action already campaigns against the Asian Racing Federation to which Guam Greyhound Park is affiliated: LINK

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