Remember when I said Hopscotch is not a political blog? Ok, maybe I lied a little bit. Because there will be some strong opinions expressed here from time to time. Such as this one: you'd have to be an ass-backwards cretin to think greyhound racing is an acceptible form of entertainment. I'm not even going to get started on the ridiculous cruelty to the dogs themselves. I'm just going to point to the horrific collateral damage of the industry: rabbits. It's estmated that for every one of the 17,000 greyhounds registered each year, at least five small animals (usually bunnies) are killed in training them. Horrific. If you're unaware of just how bad it is, click here,here, or here to read up on it.