During our decade-long battle to end the cruelty of dog racing, no newspaper has opposed our efforts more vehemently than the Brockton Enterprise. So it is with great pride that we now count on their support in protecting the will of the voters on Question 3. The Enterprise again weighed in on this issue this morning, and their editorial hits the nail on the head:
The 56 percent majority vote should have ended the decade-long debate once and for all, but some racing supporters have refused to accept the inevitable and are taking desperate measures to overturn the will of the voters.
Also, today’s editorial makes another important point: attempts to overturn Question 3 are a distraction from the real work that should be taking place. Instead of rehashing the debate, opponents should set aside their differences and join with us to make a responsible transition. Again from the Enterprise:
But the November election was free and fair. The people have spoken, and those who refuse to accept the reality that the dog tracks will soon be gone aren’t doing anyone any favors.
Most of the track workers have moved one. Some have accepted the racing opponents’ offers of job assistance, but most have not – either finding work on their own or clinging to the hope that a miracle will occur and the vote from last fall will be overturned.
That isn’t going to happen, and the sooner everyone accepts that, the better off they will be.