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2/7/12 3:59 P

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I finally saw the ad and saw no reason to boycott. I thought it was cute! Loved the moonwalk. ha ha

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2/6/12 2:11 P

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I'm not into football, but I usually watch all the ads on YouTube. Haven't done that yet. I will.


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2/6/12 2:11 P

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I thought so as well. The moon walking over the finish line made me laugh out loud, actually.

Here's a link for everyone to enjoy for all dog lovers... I guarantee it will make you smile and hug your pups!

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2/6/12 2:02 P

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Now that I've seen the ad, I must admit the people bent out of shape about it are maybe being a little silly. It doesn't "glorify" anything...




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2/5/12 8:26 A

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I agree with most of you out here as well - I think they're being a bit sensitive. I don't support the track where I adopted my dog, and I've only owned about two pair of Sketchers casual shoes.

I am thrilled to see so many wonderful people that take these dogs into their homes and the relentless efforts of the rescue groups. I think the focus should be on making the tracks a better place and setting laws into place to protect these animals than boycotting a shoe company.

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2/1/12 11:53 A

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Well... I'm not sure I agree that if there were no greyhound racetracks, greys would cost $2000 a pop (or pup) and they would disappear from the States. I do think for myself, and I don't support greyhound racing parks.
I think that the folks who are upset over the television commercial are a bit over the top. But to say that racetracks are necessary for the breed's survival in this country is a bit extreme in the other direction.
There are more dog adoption groups out there than I can count, and none of those groups have to scour racetracks to see which animals are being discarded this week. Somehow I think the breed would survive without racetracks.




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1/31/12 4:07 P

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This comes from a friend who is a vet and a huge greyhound adopter (she currently has 10). She has also worked at greyhound tracks and has first hand knowledge of how they are operated and how the dogs are treated.

This could be the future.

If you know anyone who is against dog racing or is backing Grey2K or handing out anti industry propaganda....look at your pet. Now look ahead to the future and your current pet is gone. You want another greyhound. But all there are to chose from are AKC registered greyhounds and they are like $2000 for a puppy! They still have some racing in Ireland and Australia but whoa.....JetPets is expensive. You also loved to buy your heart hound collars for the holidays, a nice bed and a comfy coat. You loved buying all things greyhound. You loved the discussion groups even though the fighting got to you once in a while. And shopping at Dewey Beach! That was the greatest vacation...ever. Now it is all over. The tracks are gone....the farms are gone. All the adoption groups are gone.
This is reality. This IS the way it will be if YOU make bad choices. Don't be a sheep. Think for yourself and ask yourself....would these dogs run if they didn't love it? Would the people who work with the dogs work for the pittance that they do if they didn't love the dogs? You love your dog and you can't believe his life could have been better before you. But in the back of your mind you do realize this dog is so endearing to you BECAUSE of the people who are in his past. THEY made him that special dog.

If you have adopted a greyhound....please realize that what I say is true. Do not adopt from groups who are against the industry. Do not volunteer or monetarily support AR groups. Tell all of your friends to adopt from groups who work with the industry to jointly make your dog the special dog that he is. If you don't ,you are helping to push the racing greyhound to extinction.



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1/31/12 2:37 P

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I think the greyhound community is being a bit too sensitive. I think the company was just trying to compare it's new product against something that already has a reputation for being fast. I will be interested in seeing the commercial (that might change my mind) but at this point, I don't see what all the fuss is about.

I personally do like Sketchers but have never tried them for training. Can't really see that changing.

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1/31/12 2:30 P

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Since I've never bought a pair of Sketchers it won't change my shopping plans. However, I do think they could have come up with a better plan for a commercial. We skip through them and watch the best on youtube, so I may never see it.

Remember, nobody can go back to the very beginning and make a brand new start, but anyone can start here and make a brand new end.

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."

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1/31/12 2:07 P

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To me it sounds like they're being a bit too sensitive. From what you've described, I can't see that it would glorify Greyhound racing. I guess (for me) the jury is still out.

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1/31/12 1:56 P

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Greyhound advocate groups are calling for a boycott of the shoe company Skechers. The company plans to run an ad on Super Bowl Sunday that they believe glorifies greyhound racing.

In the commercial, a French bulldog named Mr. Quiggly will take to the track racing against greyhounds. Quiggly will be wearing Skechers Gorun running shoes to beat the other dogs.

In a statement, the company said the ad "will use humor to illustrate how Skechers now produces performance footwear that's exceeding expectations and impressing runners and athletes everywhere."

The commercial is scheduled to run on Super Bowl Sunday right before the two-minute warning in the first half of the game. I haven't seen the commercial yet, but I know it's upset alot of greyhound groups. Is it inappropriate to show dog racing in a commercial, or are some people being too sensitive?




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