MIDLAND TRUST ANNOUNCES ITS NEWEST EDUCATION TOOL, MIDLAND PULSE

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On June 30th, 2020, Midland launched its newest education tool, the Midland Pulse Video Podcast Series.

Midland has provided education and expertise to both its employees and clients for over 25 years and Pulse is just another great example of these efforts.”

— Dave Owens, President & CEO of Midland Trust

FORT MYERS, FL, UNITED STATES, July 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Fort Myers, FL – July 23, 2020 – Midland Trust is a financial services company that provides services for self-directed IRAs and 1031 exchanges. Midland specializes in holding alternative assets like real estate, precious metals, private stock, and other non-public offerings within IRA accounts. Educating investors and professionals has been the cornerstone of Midland. With over 25 years of industry knowledge and experience, the professionals at Midland thoroughly understand the rules and regulations of self-direction and 1031 exchanges. With this experience, Midland hopes to provide the information necessary for investors and professionals to make informed decisions to ensure the success of their accounts.

Midland provides a broad range of educational tools to their investors and professionals including downloadable guides, articles, videos, podcasts, live & virtual presentations, and more. On June 30th, 2020, Midland launched its newest education tool, Midland Pulse. Because Midland is not a fiduciary, its role is administrative in nature. Midland does not provide investment, legal, tax, or other financial advice nor does it guarantee, endorse, or certify any investments. Midland Pulse is intended to provide this kind of insight to clients through leaders within the legal, tax, and investment industries.

Midland Pulse sessions provide an expert’s advice and expertise in areas in which Midland may not have the knowledge or legal ability to offer their clients. These sessions are offered on Midland Trust’s website in both video and podcast formats to accommodate listeners’ and viewers’ preferences. Pulse sessions are also available on iTunes for free. Pulse sessions will cover a broad range of topics within the IRA, 1031, and financial industries.

The first released Midland Pulse session features guest speaker Garrett Sutton, a well-known attorney and best-selling author with over 35 years of experience in assisting individuals and businesses. He may be best known for his advisorship on the “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” wealth-building book series, and has also authored several successful books of his own. Garrett is interviewed by Dan Hanlon, Senior Vice President of Sales at Midland. Dan and Garrett discuss the legal side of LLCs and self-directed IRAs.

The second available Midland Pulse session features Theresa Knower, Senior Vice President of 1031s at Midland, and Dave Owens, President and CEO of Midland. Dave and Theresa are both Certified Exchange Specialists® who, in this Pulse session, provide insight on what’s going on in the 1031 exchange industry in today’s market. Owens says of the new Midland Pulse sessions, “Midland has provided education and expertise to both its employees and clients for over 25 years and Pulse is just another great example of these efforts.”

The best thing about Midland Pulse is that you do not have to be a Midland client to access the sessions. Anyone interested in learning more about the self-directed IRA and 1031 industries can view or listen to this content at any time by visiting www.midlandtrust.com/midland-pulse.

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The Student Data Privacy Consortium announces the release of the National Data Privacy Agreement

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The achievement of the first NDPA marks a huge milestone for the SDPC and is the result of 6 yrs community work, building bridges and facilitating collaboration between all in the JK-12 edtech world.”

— Steve Smith, CIO, Cambridge Public Schools

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, July 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), a special interest group of the non-profit Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, is proud to announce the release of the first National Data Privacy Agreement (NDPA) to streamline application contracting and set common expectations between schools/districts and marketplace providers.

“The achievement of the first NDPA marks a huge milestone for the Consortium” states Steve Smith, CIO, Cambridge Public Schools. “From its origins the SDPC’s goal has been to build common expectations between LEAs, SEAs, Parents, Students and Marketplace Providers around student data privacy agreements. This first NDPA is the result of six years of community work of building bridges and facilitating collaboration between all in the JK-12 edtech world. Although this feels like a final product, I’m optimistic that this is actually the beginning of a new phase of privacy awareness and best practice adoption across the marketplace.”

Currently, the freely accessible SDPC Resource Registry hosts over 15,000 signed Data Privacy Agreements (DPAs) between more than 8,000 schools/districts and 4,500 education application providers. These DPAs have been developed by the 28 state Alliances addressing their specific state needs. The Alliance leaders determined in 2019 that there was enough commonality between their DPAs that a national DPA Project Team be formed and explore the viability of developing a draft that could be used by any school/district across the US. Two years later, the Community is proud to release the first version of the NDPA.

The NDPA has been developed with extensive review and comments from schools, districts, state organizations, marketplace providers and their legal representatives. It is designed to address common student data privacy concerns and streamline the educational application contracting processes for schools/districts who do not have the legal or fiscal resources and vendors who previously had to sign “one off” contracts with each of the over 13,000 US school districts. While the NDPA allows for any state specific legislative requirements, the majority of the privacy expectations are standardized and can be used by any entity as part of their Terms of Service Agreements.

Allen Miedema, Executive Director, Technology Department at Northshore School District commented “Having a Statewide Data Privacy Agreement for the State of Washington has been an enormous success. It has saved LEAs an incredible amount of time in privacy policy review and negotiations while putting far better agreements in place as software systems are on-boarded. Vendors have realized the same savings in resources since they are able to work out one agreement in WA instead of up to 295 different ones. As we’ve worked with districts and vendors the past few years, the enhancement that has been consistently asked for is one agreement that could work across all states. With the release of the NDPA, the PK12 community should see even greater savings and an even better product.”

To access the work of the SDPC, including this marketplace impacting project, visit https://privacy.A4L.org/national-dpa/

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About the SDPC and the Access 4 Learning Community
The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), a Special Interest Group of the A4L Community, is designed to address the day-to-day, real-world multi-faceted issues that schools, states, territories and vendors face when protecting learner information. SDPC’s vision is to develop common activities, artifacts, templates, tools and effective practices that can be leveraged through a unique collaborative of end users and marketplace providers working together. The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, previously the SIF Association, is a unique, non-profit collaboration composed of schools, districts, local authorities, states, US and International Ministries of Education, software vendors and consultants who collectively address all aspects of learning information management and access to support learning. The A4L Community is “Powered by SIF” Specifications as its major technical tool to allow for this management and access simply, securely and in a scalable, standard way regardless of the platform hosting those applications. To learn more: https://www.A4L.org / https://privacy.A4L.org

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Contify helps a US-based B2B Professional Services Firm to leverage Account Intelligence for Sales Growth

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Our account intelligence solution is a natural fit for underpinning account intelligence with data and technology.”

— Mohit Bhakuni, the Founder and CEO of Contify

WILLISTON, VERMONT, USA, July 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Contify, the AI-enabled market and competitive intelligence solutions provider, has announced that it has successfully deployed its account intelligence solution to help a US-based management consulting and advisory services firm leverage intelligence on key accounts to drive new opportunities that boost sales.

As part of the engagement, Contify deployed its proprietary AI-enabled Account Intelligence platform for the sales and business development teams of the firm that:

1. Monitors and tracks news updates automatically and keep tabs on the strategic moves of their key accounts to drive conversions.
2. Aggregates strategic updates from the web in a precise, relevant, and noise-free manner to save on the time and effort.
3. Creates a centralized repository to store updates from key accounts and make them easily retrievable to conduct analysis.

The Account Intelligence platform accorded the firm a 25% increase in the size of their sales pipeline, whilst enabling a 30% reduction in the response cycle from seven to five business days.

“We selected Contify for their understanding of our industry, technology credentials, and impressive track record in delivering intelligence insights at scale. The commitment of the Contify’s analysts and the in-depth discussions were an indispensable component of our successful implementation, and we are now rolling out Contify for other teams as well”, says a partner at the professional services firm.

“B2B sales organizations are always on the lookout for a competitive edge to improve their sales performance. Our account intelligence solution is a natural fit for underpinning account intelligence with data and technology. This is yet another example of how Contify is helping clients empower their teams with precise and real-time news insights on key accounts to win more deals, and shorten the sales cycle”, adds Mohit Bhakuni, the Founder and CEO of Contify.

Contify caters to the unique account intelligence requirements of the businesses across industries such as banks, research & analyst firms, pharma, and healthcare companies.

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Attorney Aaron Schlossberg Further Discusses the New York City Moratorium on Eviction Proceedings

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Attorney Aaron Schlossberg Further Discusses the New York City Moratorium on Eviction Proceedings Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

NEW YORK, NY, USA, July 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Attorney Aaron Schlossberg further discusses the New York City moratorium on eviction proceedings due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The lives of New Yorkers have been drastically altered by the Covid-19 pandemic. The city was the heart of the pandemic in the United States for weeks, experiencing more than 30,000 deaths and almost 400,000 cases of the virus. Attorney Aaron Schlossberg recently explained that a number of changes were made to landlord and tenant negotiations as well. Attorney Aaron Schlossberg explained that the city put into place a moratorium on evictions, so landlords can't remove tenants for failing to pay rent due to this pandemic.

The city has practically been put on-hold for months now, and some who are out of work and facing characteristically high New York City rent prices, are finding it impossible to pay. Attorney Aaron Schlossberg explained that this moratorium on eviction proceedings has now been extended far through the month of August. Attorney Aaron Schlossberg added that this moratorium has also encouraged some landlords to use the security deposits they are holding in lieu of a traditional rental payment if needed.

However, Attorney Aaron Schlossberg explained that this is clearly not a long-term solution that is ideal for landlords or tenants. Landlords can go without pay for their properties, many of which still need to pay mortgages, and tenants can fall into holes of debt, making it even more difficult to recover.
"We fear that this could put tenants in some extremely difficult situations," Attorney Aaron Schlossberg said. "Skipping several months of paying rent could put them in thousands of dollars of debt when the moratorium is lifted in August."

Attorney Aaron Schlossberg explained that this coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented, and New Yorkers are doing everything possible to maintain some kind of normalcy. He noted that the situation is difficult for landlords and tenants alike, and finding a solution that works for everyone would be nearly impossible. Attorney Aaron Schlossberg added that if landlords are unable to pay their mortgages, they could face foreclosures, and we could see a major downfall in the real estate market. Attorney Aaron Schlossberg explained that the coronavirus pandemic has caused a financial disaster regarding rent and mortgages across the city.

Attorney Aaron Schlossberg is an expert on landlord-tenant conflicts, and he foresees a number of new landlord-tenant issues arising due to this pandemic. He hopes and foresees that both parties can find some sort of financial relief, so tenants can continue paying rent, landlords can continue paying mortgages, and the economy of the City of New York can stay afloat.

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Oklahoma US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate Urges a Navy Veteran with Lung Cancer in Oklahoma who had Asbestos Exposure to Please Call the Lawyers at Karst von Oiste to Discuss Compensation that Might Exceed $100,000

"Please call the lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303 about compensation-if your loved one Navy Veteran who has lung cancer had significant exposure to asbestos prior to 1982.”

— Oklahoma US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, USA, July 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Oklahoma US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate is appealing to the wife or adult son-daughter of a Navy Veteran with lung cancer to please call the lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303 about compensation-if their loved one had significant exposure to asbestos prior to 1982. The financial compensation for a person like this might exceed $100,000. The person the Advocate is trying to identify is over 60 years old and it does not matter if they smoked cigarettes.

The lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste have been assisting Navy Veterans and people with asbestos exposure lung cancer and mesothelioma for decades and they are responsible for over a billion dollars in financial compensation for people like this nationwide. "If your friend or loved one has lung cancer and you know for a fact-he had significant exposure in the navy please call 800-714-0303-we think you will be glad that you did." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Oklahoma US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate’s free services are available to people with asbestos exposure lung cancer or mesothelioma in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman, Broken Arrow, Lawton, Moore, Midwest City, Enid, Edmund, Moore, Stillwater, or anywhere in Oklahoma. https://Oklahoma.USNavyLungCancer.Com

High risk occupations for asbestos exposure in Oklahoma include US Navy Veterans, Fort Sill Army Base in Lawton, Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, and the U.S. Naval Ammunition Depot in McAlester, oil-gas production workers, power plant workers, public utility workers, oil refinery workers, plumbers, electricians, welders, machinists, millwrights, mechanics, auto brake technicians, construction workers. www.karstvonoiste.com/

According to the American Cancer Society for nonsmokers who have been exposed to asbestos in their workplace the risk of lung cancer is five times that of unexposed workers. https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/statistics/index.htm.

The US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate says, “If your husband, dad, coworker or neighbor has just been diagnosed with lung cancer and you know they had significant exposure to asbestos in the navy, at a shipyard or while working at a factory, at power plant, public utility, or as a plumber, electrician welder, mechanic or any kind of skilled trades group in any state please have them call us anytime at 800-714-0303. Most people like this never get compensated-even though the asbestos trust funds were set up for them too. We are trying to change this sad fact.” https://USNavyLungCancer.Com

States with the highest incidence of lung cancer include Kentucky, West Virginia, Maine, Tennessee, Mississippi, Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Alabama, and Delaware. However, there are people with asbestos exposure lung cancer in Oklahoma. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For more information about asbestos exposure please visit the NIH’s website on this topic:
https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/substances/asbestos/asbestos-fact-sheet.

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E-Record Deeds and Affidavits in Riverside County, California by Deed and Record

Examples of change of owners by deed are; remove a spouse due to a divorce, add a spouse, transfers into or out of a Living Trust and transfers into and out of business entities.

Deed and Record is now an authorized submitter to e-record deeds and ‘affidavits of death’ for real property in Riverside County, California.

Affidavits and deeds are prepared and e-recorded for real property located in Riverside County.”

— Mark W. Bidwell

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, UNITED STATES, July 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Deed and Record now e-records documents for real property located in Riverside County. Documents e-recorded are deeds and ‘affidavits of death.’ Exchanges of documents between Deed and Record and its clients are by email and mail. An office visit is not necessary and can be avoided.

Deed and Record prepares the affidavit or deed and emails it to the client. Client signs the document. Client’s signature requires a notary’s seal or stamp. Client then mails the original document back to Deed and Record.

Upon receipt of the document, Deed and Record submits the document online to the recorder’s office of Riverside County. The recorder reviews, records and returns the document to Deed and Record electronically. Deed and Record returns by mail the recorded document to client.

Deed and Record prepares and records deeds to change owners of real property. Examples of change of owners by deed are; remove a spouse due to a divorce, add a spouse, transfers into or out of a Living Trust and transfers into and out of business entities.

Deed and Record prepares and records affidavits of death for joint tenant owners and trusts. An ‘affidavit of death of joint tenant’ recognizes the death of a joint tenant owner and the identity of the surviving owner. An ‘affidavit of death of trustee’ recognizes the death of a trustee and the identity of the successor trustee.

Deed and Record is now an authorized submitter to e-record deeds and ‘affidavits of death’ in Riverside County, California. Exchanges of documents between Deed and Record and its clients are by email and mail. In California, affidavits and deeds change owners of real property.

This press release is from Mark W. Bidwell, an attorney licensed California. Office is located at 4952 Warner Avenue, Suite 235. Huntington Beach, California 92649. Phone is 714-846-2888.

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Mississippi Mesothelioma Victims Center Urges the Family of a Navy Veteran with Recently Diagnosed Mesothelioma in Mississippi to Please Call Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-Get a Better Compensation Result

"Before you hire a lawyer to assist with mesothelioma compensation please call Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303-for an unequaled focus on your compensation.”

— Mississippi Mesothelioma Victims Center

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI , USA, July 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Mississippi Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are urging the wife, adult son-daughter or a loved one of a Navy Veteran who has just been diagnosed with confirmed mesothelioma in Mississippi to please call 800-714-0303 for direct access to attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste. Mesothelioma compensation for a Navy Veteran can frequently exceed a million dollars-if the lawyers representing the person with this rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure know what they are doing. Erik Karst is one of the nation's most experienced mesothelioma attorneys and he knows what he is doing when it comes to mesothelioma compensation for Navy Veterans and people with this rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure.

"We do not want a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma in Mississippi rolling the dice on their compensation. Before you retain the services of a lawyer to assist with mesothelioma compensation please call Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303. Erik and his colleagues at the law firm of Karst von Oiste have been assisting Navy Veterans and people with mesothelioma for decades and they are responsible for over a billion dollars in financial compensation individuals like this. Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste is a much better deal than a 'free' booklet about mesothelioma." www.karstvonoiste.com/

Important Note from the Mesothelioma Victims Center: "If your loved one is a Navy Veteran, or person over 60 years old and you know he a had significant exposure to asbestos in the navy or at work prior to 1982-please tell the doctors who are treating him about the asbestos exposure-if he is now in the hospital with suspected Coronavirus-COVID-19." https://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Mississippi the Mississippi Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at this hospital:

* University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson, Mississippi: https://www.umc.edu/cancerinstitute/

The Mississippi Mesothelioma Victims Center’s initiative is a service available to any diagnosed victim of mesothelioma throughout Mississippi in every community such as Jackson, Gulfport, Southaven, Hattiesburg, Biloxi, and Tupelo. https://Mississippi.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

High risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Mississippi include Veterans of the US Navy, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, factory workers mill workers, plumbers, electricians, welders, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers. Typically, the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. www.karstvonoiste.com/

According to the CDC the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. However, mesothelioma does happen in Mississippi.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma.

Michael Thomas
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BEWARE THE ON-SITE SERVICE CONTRACTOR'S STANDARD CONTRACT, CONSULTANT ADVISES

It's one-sided and not in your favor, says Tom Mac Dermott of Clarion Group

Clarion consultants are experts in preparing and negotiating contracts with food service providers.”

— Tom Mac Dermott

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, USA, July 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Companies, colleges and universities and other organizations that contract with food service and other on-site service providers should be careful when negotiating operating agreements with new or continuing providers, warns Tom Mac Dermott, president of the consulting firm Clarion Group.

The biggest mistake clients make, Mac Dermott says, is accepting the contractor’s draft uncritically. “This isn’t like renting a car where the agreement is take-it-or-leave-it. The agreement is defining the terms of what both sides hope will be a long term relationship.”

“The second-biggest mistake, he adds, is letting the contractor provide the contract and negotiate from that document,” Mac Dermott says. “It’s one-sided, protecting the contractor’s interests, not yours. Look at the financial arrangements, for example. If the contract says the provider can charge or do something, ‘including but not limited to’, beware. The phrase means they can do or charge whatever they want; as the client, you have no say in the matter.”

The client should prepare the contract, he advises, ensuring its own interests are protected, but also ensuring the contractor is able to perform its services and earn a reasonable profit. What’s a “reasonable profit?” “What ever the two parties agree upon,” Mac Dermott says, “matching the value of the service to the client with the provider’s need to cover its overhead and earn a profit.”

There are other areas where contract terms can critically affect the client and effective protection is needed. Clarion consultants are experts in preparing and negotiating contracts with food service providers. We have prepared these contracts for leading law firms, educational institutions, corporations, governments and international agencies.

About Clarion Group:
Clarion is an independent consulting firm, now in its 25th year of providing solutions and uncovering opportunities in food service, catering, conference and related hospitality services for companies, colleges and universities, government and international institutions. Clarion publishes Dining Insights, a newsletter for the managers and administrators responsible for their organizations’ food services and hospitality services.

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DatabaseUSA Granted Injunction Against Spamhaus For Wrongful Blacklisting

Omaha-based DatabaseUSA was granted injunctive relief from The Spamhaus Project in federal court this week for wrongful blacklisting.

OMAHA, NE, UNITED STATES, July 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Omaha-based DatabaseUSA was granted injunctive relief from The Spamhaus Project in federal court this week. The Injunction was ordered after Nebraska District Senior Judge Joseph Batallion ruled that Spamhaus had defamed and tortiously interfered with DatabaseUSA’s business relationships by wrongfully listing them on their "blocklist" for more than three years. (DatabaseUSA.com LLC vs. The Spamhaus Project, No. 8:19-CV-423 – District of Nebraska).

Spamhaus has been ordered to publish a statement on its blocklist website stating that DatabaseUSA had been wrongfully placed on the blocklist from May of 2017 to July 27, 2020. Further, Spamhaus is ordered that if they should blocklist DatabaseUSA at any time in the future, they must provide an explanation for doing so and an explanation as to how the company can be removed from the blocklist.

"We are very pleased with the Court’s actions this week," said Fred Vakili, DatabaseUSA CEO. "Spamhaus' arbitrary and unresponsive practices have created an unfair and hostile business environment. Their actions have, at times, even blocked our ability to do business with our own customers."

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Federal Legislation Introduced to Ban Greyhound Racing, Live-Lure Training

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Bill Comes in Wake of Track Closures, Investigation Exposing Extreme Cruelty

Our new investigation of greyhound breeding farms shows that dog racing is cruel from start to finish.”

— Christine A. Dorchak, president and general counsel of GREY2K USA

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, July 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Animal Wellness Action and GREY2K USA Worldwide applauded Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., for introducing legislation to phase out live greyhound racing or pari-mutuel wagering on live racing. The Greyhound Protection Act would ban the use of live animals for training of greyhounds.

“Greyhound racing will soon end in the United States, and this bill allows for a managed phase-out of the activity to enable planning to provide homes for the dogs and certainty for the owners, workers, and breeders in the industry,” said Wayne Pacelle, president of Animal Wellness Action. “Greyhound racing is dying, and it’s best to manage the shutdown of the industry to allow for a soft landing for the people and the animals involved.”

Cardenas’ bill comes in the wake of a startling investigation by GREY2K USA that exposed live lure training in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas, with “farms” training dogs by allowing them to tear apart rabbits to accustom them to chasing the mechanical lure used for racing. Some states have long-standing prohibitions on the use of live lures, and industry leaders have denied for decades that the practice exists.

During the course of an investigation that spanned nearly a year, greyhound protection group GREY2K USA documented illegal greyhound training at breeding farms in three states, including at a property that is only two miles from the National Greyhound Association headquarters in Abilene, Kansas. More than one hundred dogs that were bred or trained at these live lure facilities are currently racing at commercial racetracks, including thirty-seven greyhounds that are racing in Arkansas, twenty-five greyhounds that are racing in West Virginia, and twenty-four dogs that are racing in Florida. The details of this investigation and all relevant footage have been provided to law enforcement officials and racing regulators in Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and West Virginia.

“Our new investigation of greyhound breeding farms shows that dog racing is cruel from start to finish,” noted Christine A. Dorchak, president and general counsel of GREY2K USA. “This is an antiquated industry with a compulsion for cruelty.”

The bill also comes after a series of track closure announcements in the United States.

In June, Texas’s last track became the most recent one to announce an end to live racing. Alabama’s lone track announced an end to live racing effective in April. And just months before, Arkansas’s Southland track announced will phase out operations over the next couple of years.

Those announcements came not long after Florida voters approved Amendment 13, which banned all live racing in the state by the end of this year. Floridians approved the measure with well more than a two-to-one margin in the industry’s hub. Just prior to the launch of the ballot measure campaign – led by Grey2K USA and Animal Wellness Action, and former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi – Florida had 12 of the 18 operating tracks in the United States.

“Greyhound racing is cruel and must end,” said Congressman Tony Cárdenas. “These docile animals are kept in stacked cages for 20 hours or more a day and are subjected to brutal training practices and races, facing the risk of injury and death at every turn. My bill allows for a sensible wind-down of an already-declining industry that will ultimately outlaw greyhound racing. As a longtime animal welfare advocate, I am committed to always speaking up for the voiceless.”

Today, outside of Florida, only four tracks operate, and the only two without a definite timeline to end live racing are in West Virginia. The tracks, based in Charleston and Wheeling, are owned by Delaware North, a privately held company based in Buffalo and built around gambling and food service. A generation ago, there were 60 tracks in the United States, so the decline of racing has been precipitous. Delaware North is the owner of the Southland track in Arkansas and helped to negotiate the end of racing there.

Dogs used for racing are kept confined in stacked metal cages for up to 23 hours a day. When let out to race, they suffer serious injuries including broken legs and backs, crushed skulls, and paralysis. State records also show greyhounds testing for serious drugs, including cocaine and anabolic steroids. Greyhound racing survived for as long as it has only because of state subsidies that enabled them to operate. At the few tracks that remain, the dogs perform in front of nearly empty bleachers. With so few states operating tracks, animal welfare concerns will become even more pressing because of threadbare operations that will have even less ability to care for the dogs.

The federal government has authority on this subject because dogs are bred and transported across state lines for racing and races are broadcast to numerous states for simulcast gambling. The bill amends the Wire Act to achieve its purposes of ending greyhound racing and live-lure training.

The legislation is also endorsed by the Animal Wellness Foundation and the Center for a Humane Economy.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.

Formed in 2001, GREY2K USA Worldwide is the largest greyhound protection organization in the United States with more than 250,000 supporters. As a non-profit organization, the group promotes the adoption of ex-racers and works to pass laws to end the cruelty of dog racing around the world. For more information, go to www.GREY2KUSA.org or visit GREY2K USA on Facebook or Twitter.

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ANIMAL WELLNESS ACTION
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Source: EIN Presswire