Here are some notes & quotes throughout the years that exposed Grey2K as well as Christine Dorchak & Carey Theil, better than I ever could.
Date Unknown, Linda Jensen - "Today Grey2K and their extremist allies at the Humane Society of the United States are engaged in a crusade of distortion and misinformation designed to trick voters into destroying the livelihood of hard-working people who make their living because of Massachusetts greyhound tracks."
NOTE: The lies remain the same 12 years later but now they are being pointedly directed at Iowa, Arizona, and Florida.
Date Unknown, Linda Jensen - “One woman held negative feelings about the racing industry but all of her information had come from the media and Internet,” Linda explained. “After working a week at the kennel, she became aware of all this misinformation. The volunteer now wants to become actively involved in correcting the misinformation about greyhound racing industry in Massachusetts."
NOTE: This is a recurring theme that we here at Grey2K Lies have discovered. It resurfaces throughout this blog, people who were anti-racing based upon the Grey2K USA information that, when they actually investigated the claims on their own found that all was not as Grey2K USA presented. Things were totally different! They discovered that racing folks love and care for the dogs. They discovered that racing folks hurt when their charges hurt. They discovered that racing folks were not the evil monsters that Grey2K had portrayed them to be. They realized that Grey2K and its minions were vilifying a group of good people based upon isolated incidents of evil men. Evil men exist in all walks of life: the clergy, educators, sports coaches.... None of them are as vilified or held to such an unreasonable standard as are professional greyhound racing people. What is wrong with this picture? Should not those people to whom we entrust our children be held to a higher standard than those that work with animals?
This is not an attempt to excuse the evil perpetuated upon animals by people such as Ronnie Williams. However, it is an attempt to put their actions into an appropriate perspective.
Date & Author Unknown - "PETA has links to Grey2K on their website. And we all know how PETA feels about anyone or anything having to do with animals in this country either as professional competitors or even as cherished pets! Additionally, the leader of Grey2K, Carey Theil, holds a board position with the National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling. Carey Theil is against ALL gambling, dog racing is simply the platform he seems to use to further his national agenda."
NOTE: For Carey Theil quotes on gambling... continue reading!
From the November 6, 2000 column in the Boston Herald by Joe Fitzgerald: "...you should be equally appalled by the efforts of a group called Grey2K to wage a ruthless campaign of deceit, distortion and defamation of character. Radical animal rights activists are determined to kill the greyhound racing industry in this state by any means necessary, which is why they weren't the least bit embarrassed when forced to admit that much of their advertising has been fraudulent. So if you go to the polls only to vote No on Question 3, you will have made a compelling statement, rejecting this attempt to ambush an industry through the dissemination of lies."
November 6, 2000 - National Catholic Reporter - "Fr. Michael Guarino, a priest in the dog-racing city of Revere, went on TV with his adopted greyhound to say he would vote against a ballot initiative to ban racing in Massachusetts. "I felt very sad that people were being led astray by something that isn't true," Guarino said in the ad, referring to anti-racing publicity. More than 100 angry callers protested to the Boston archdiocese, which had no role in the advertisement and has not taken a position on the ballot issue. The calling campaign seemed to be coordinated by animal activists, Walsh said."
NOTE: These are the same bullying tactics that Grey2K and its minions (Carey Nation) used to protest the cute Skecher's ad during the Super Bowl in Feb 2012 and to intimidate the very worthwhile Ronald McDonald House Charity. Skechers stood up to the bullies and ran the ad during the Super Bowl. The Carey Nation howled! How DARE Skechers stand up to them! And, poetic justice prevailed as Skechers saw their sales figures rise, not fall as predicted by Grey2K.
2004, Florida Ballot Amendment 4: Slot Machine Gambling, Gambling Expansion - Against the measure and supporting the Political Action Committee (PAC) - No Casinos:
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November 30, 2004, Grey2K Press Release by Carey Theil - “The fact that at least one racing greyhound recently tested positive for cocaine is very troubling, and calls into question the integrity of wagers being placed at Massachusetts dog tracks,” said Theil.
NOTE: At no time in the press release does Theil express any other concerns for the dogs. Carey Theil's biggest concern appears to be the integrity of the wagers, protecting the GAMBLERS. That jives with his connection with the National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling. Again, Greyhound racing is just a convenient vehicle for him and the other Board members and staff at the National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling to effect outlawing gambling!
May 14, 2005 in the Boston Globe by Bray Hiawatha - "Critics of legalized gambling, already appalled by the spread of online casinos, view the coming of cellphone wagering with undisguised dread. "Anytime you are expanding gambling on an electronic platform, I think there are concerns about gambling addiction," said Carey Theil, a Brighton resident who sits on the board of the National Coalition Against Gambling Expansion. "Studies have shown that the faster [the] forms of gambling are, the more addictive they are."
NOTE: Once again, no reference to greyhounds. Comments are about gambling.
March 12, 2007 in Laconia Daily Sun - "Burt Cohen, a former state senator from New Castle, declared that "this is about money. It's about gambling. The platform for gambling is the racetracks." The bill enjoys strong support from Grey2KUSA, an organization seeking to forbid dog racing wherever it is staged, and the Humane Society of the United States, both of which insist that greyhound racing is cruel and inhumane, from the conditions in the kennels to the perils on the track. Two of the directors of Grey2KUSA — Reverend Tom Grey and Carey Thiel — also sit on the board of the National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling."
NOTE: In researching this blog, I was amazed at the number of times that the two organizations, Grey2K USA and the National Coalition Against Gambling, were found together in articles, at protests, and at government functions. They give every appearance of being bound together at the hip, like Siamese twins. Yet, Carey Theil denies any stance on gambling. When asked, he says that Grey2K has no position on gambling. Yet.... the above quotes inply otherwise.
August 23, 2007 by John O'Donnell in the Patriot Ledger - "Wayne Pacelle (HSUS) failed to mention that this action, which failed to pass in 2000, was denied in 2004 when the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court voted 5-0 against it because, attempting to play on the public's emotions and gain support to ban greyhound racing, the measure included police, seeing eye and fighting dogs. Fortunately, though, the presiding judges saw through the smokescreen, noting that it was a cover-up and just a scam to get rid of dog racing."
October 2008, Mansfield News - "Question 3 is being aided and abetted by the MSPCA and Grey2K’s Carey Theil, under false pretenses. It is your typical “wolf in sheep’s clothing” ballot question. Did you know that Cary Theil holds a board position with the National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling http://www.ncalg.org/about_us.htm ? Now you know the real reason behind this ballot question meanwhile the governor and the legislature continue to try and bring more legalized gambling to Massachusetts via casinos? Go figure."
October 10, 2008 by the MA Animal Interest Coalition - "The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal's job is to investigate any and all forms of animal cruelty and abuse. So where's the proof since there are no complaints, investigations or prosecutions against the tracks?"
October 15, 2008 by Rev. Dominic Martin - "I am continually shocked by the behavior of organizations like Grey2K. Obfuscation, distortion, lies and slander, defamation and libel are all part of standard operating procedure it seems."
October 31, 2008 by Gun Owners Action League - “What were once legitimate animal welfare organizations, some even once supported by sportsmen, have been highjacked by radicals whose true objective is unknown.” (See email)
October 31, 2008 by Greyhound Pets of American - Letters signed by Attorney Ann Hochberg were sent in June 2008 to GPA chapters in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut, as well as three other greyhound adoption groups in the area, demanding IRS Forms 990 and Massachusetts Forms PC and threatening the groups with exposure to fines of up to $10,000. Ms. Hochberg, who is an attorney with the Boston law firm Broude & Hochberg, also sent a letter to an individual greyhound adoption volunteer, informing her that if her GPA chapter did not comply with the demand for information, she would be turned in to the IRS. This volunteer was not on the board of GPA Massachusetts and had no power to provide the documents demanded.
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All of these groups appear to have been targeted because of their participation in a yearly event that is hosted by and held at the Raynham and Wonderland facilities. Known as “The Greyhound Adoption Expo: Back on Track,” the event allows retired racers and their owners to revisit their former workplaces, and also to reconnect with the trainers and handlers who worked with them there.
(To read the full press release, please visit GPA Complaint & Investigation.)
NOTE: Back to being the schoolyard bully! Strong arm tactics at best... Illegal activities and based upon the date, timed to influence the Massachusetts voting on Question 3.
November 2008, author unknown - "Carey Theil, G2K's messiah, sits on the board of the National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling (NCALG), google it. He doesn't care about dogs, he cares about banning gambling. When in Florida this spring, he, as a registered Florida lobbyist, lobbied against the Florida slots bill. Yet he couldn't find the time to lobby for SB 590 right down the hall. SB 590 would have given Florida greyhounds some of the protections the MA dogs enjoy here. Protect the dogs? Not a chance, that's not the plan."
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And then I came face to face with the rat that ruined my life, it was in 'NIAGARA FALLS', 'NIAGARA FALLS'." (Moe takes a few paces forward and turns around slowly. He has a mean, demented look on his face as he has his hands rolled in fists and is shouting at the top of his lungs in an evil and demented voice) "NIAGARA FALLS, slowly I turned, and step by step, inch by inch, I walked up to him, I smashed him, I hit him, I bonked him, I bopped him, I socked him and I mashed his face and I knocked him down."Grey2K USA believes in smashing, bonking, bopping & socking the little guys - the professional racing owners, breeders, and trainers. They are bullies and their tax exempt status needs to be pulled.
On March 25, 2009, Sherry Mangold (Animal Protection of New Mexico and Greyhound Companions of New Mexico) stated in an article that "It is common for unprofitable greyhounds to be killed." Then, only 8.5 months later on December 10, 2009 in the Albuquerque Journal, Monica Garcia (Animal Protection of New Mexico) stated, "In this country, healthy greyhounds are not automatically euthanized when it’s time for them to retire, or when tracks are shut down."
NOTE: Which is it????? I think Monica goofed and actually spoke the truth! Oops! It is estimated that more than 90% of greyhounds are being placed into pet homes.
March 2010, President's Message by Christine Dorchak - In other states, we are working to defeat proposals to prop up dog racing:
In NEW MEXICO, GREY2K USA opposed a proposal to legalize simulcast gambling on dog racing. We were delighted when the bill was defeated because of the hard work of Animal Protection of New Mexico and Guy Clark of the New Mexico Coalition Against Gambling.
March 16, 2011 in the Miami Herald by Dick Ciampa - "Have you ever wondered why Grey2K has never filed a complaint for animal abuse against a greyhound owner? Seems strange that a group that tells you they are trying to protect the dogs, doesn't. Were they at the farms, were they at the kennels, did they see anything firsthand, or did they make most of this up?
Carey Theil, co-founder of Grey2K, sits on the board of Directors of a group called Stop Predatory Gambling. Hmmmmmmmmmm is this Grey2K's agenda? To stop gambling?"
NOTE: Dick Ciampa is a greyhound owner but he raises very legitimate questions.
March 17, 2011 in the Miami Herald by Carol Rink - "Grey2K aka Christine Dorchak and her husband Carey Theil are the Bernie Maddoffs' of this greyhound demise. Taking all the money they receive from mislead people and pocketing it for themselves & the Animal Liberation Front. Christine Dorchak was prominently featured and promoted on the Animal Liberation Front website. This is one link between Grey2K and domestic terrorist organizations."
March 17, 2011 in the Miami Herald by Jen Krebs - "I am the Vice President of GREY2K USA, and I spend many hours every single day, working to end dog racing - and I do so as a volunteer. Our all-volunteer Board of Directors is comprised of humane-minded individuals whose common bond is working to end the cruelty of greyhound racing."
NOTE: Liar! Liar! Pants on fire! Per the Grey2K USA website, the current VP of Grey2K is Michael Trombley. As for "all volunteer Board of Directors", both Theil & Dorchak, husband & wife, are on the Board AND both of them draw a salary. Nope... NOT ALL VOLUNTEER!
Just to be certain, I also checked out the Grey2K Education Fund, which is the actual organization to which donations made are tax deductible (donations made to Grey2K USA are NOT tax deductible, but try to find that detail on the webpage. You have to search long & hard.), Ms. Krebs is not listed as the VP there either. The VP of the Grey2K Education Fund is the "messiah" himself - Carey Theil.