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Bad Meat Blamed For Greyhound’s Death


Bad meat is the apparent cause of death for a greyhound at the The meat also made 72 other greyhounds sick.

Trainer Edel Figeroa discovered the female greyhound dead in her crate in January. The crate’s carpet was covered in vomit and feces.

The other greyhounds recovered the next day.

The trainer told investigators he fed the dogs meat he had left out to thaw for 23 hours. The track’s vet told investigators the death probably was caused by the meat.

The meat supplier said it should not have been left out for more than 16 hours.

Figeroa did not return calls for this story.

Investigators concluded there wasn’t enough evidence to determine whether violations occurred.

Copyright 2017 Health News Florida

Catherine Welch is news director at Rhode Island Public Radio. Before her move to Rhode Island in 2010, Catherine was news director at WHQR in Wilmington, NC. She was also news director at KBIA in Columbia, MO where she was a faculty member at the University Of Missouri School Of Journalism. Catherine has won several regional Edward R. Murrow awards and awards from the Public Radio News Directors Inc., New England AP, North Carolina Press Association, Missouri Press Association, and Missouri Broadcasters Association.
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