Known for his beautiful murals along the Seminole Trail, Jeff Sonksen was wary of Greyhound racing with all of the rumors he had heard. "I'm just an artist with a GoPro," said Jeff, " I have no stake in dog racing. I have no experience here. No one asked me to do this nor does anyone pay me for this."
When Jeff met some Greyhound Trainers in Longwood, Florida, he was admittedly anti-racing. He was invited to check out "behind the scenes" for himself and he was relieved to know that all of the stories that are told about supposed abuses are just that...stories. Our Greyhounds are loved, treated like family and are adopted out to responsible, loving homes after they retire. Nothing more, nothing less.
Jeff felt much differently about Greyhound Racing after doing his own research and visiting kennels, farms and tracks; see this 2015 video.
Jeff Sonksen of Paint the Trail, skeptical about the Greyhound industry, takes the initiative to see for himself; he comes away relieved that the dogs are well cared for and genuinely loved.
"All they can do is dream about coming back here."
"They don't care what it is, they will chase anything that moves."
The offer has been open- that those who are interested, and even those who aren't but plan on voting- should come see for themselves. These two ladies arrived today to "see for themselves."
A review of the past six months of investigation.