The trainer responsible for the dogs has had his license suspended while awaiting a hearing on the case.
But this is just another drop in the bucket of what is already a sad and troubled industry.
“A greyhound dies on a Florida track every three days,” MacFall said, adding that the greyhound racing industry in Florida isn’t even required to report injuries sustained by the racing dogs. And drugs already flow pretty freely: Female greyhounds are given steroids every two weeks to stave off going into heat, causing health problems, MacFall said. There was recently legislation introduced to ban this practice, but it didn’t pass.