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Group alleges greyhounds being trained with live rabbits


LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Two U.S. representatives introduced legislation Wednesday that would ban greyhound racing nationwide, after an advocacy group released videos showing greyhounds being trained by chasing, mauling and killing live rabbits in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, a practice that is prohibited by the greyhound racing industry.

The nonprofit group, GREY2K, said an animal rights investigator shot the videos on isolated training tracks this spring and summer in Abilene, Kansas; Keota, Oklahoma; and Elgin, Texas. Some of the footage shows trainers twirling the rabbits around or dragging...

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