Performing Animals

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, December 1992:

Greyhound racing profits in New England
are sharply down, hurt in part by publicity surrounding
abuse cases at the Lakes Region, Green Mountain, and
Raynham raceways. Betting at Raynham was off 9%
this year from last, and down 26% from the peak
reached in 1989. Receipts at the Plainfield raceway
were down 22% from last year. Some New England
trainers have begun sending their dogs to Brazil, where
greyhound racing is just catching on.
The American Humane Association has given
the Warner Brothers film Pure Country a “questionable”
rating because of rodeo scenes. The film stars George
Strait and Leslie Ann Warren.
An occasional novelty since the 1930s,
female bullfighters are now the rage in Spanish rings.
One, 20-year-old Cristina Sanchez, is expected to
become the first Spanish woman to achieve the rank of
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