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Wiener dogs!: The top five animals you can still race in Colorado

Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill Monday that officially bans greyhound racing in Colorado. At one time, greyhound racing was a $250 million enterprise here, as fans thrilled to the cry of "Here comes Rusty!" as the dogs took off after a fake bunny. But the sport hasn't actually been practiced here for six years; it's viewed by many as inhumane and has been blamed for creating a glut of injury-riddled or difficult-to-care-for dogs who need homes once their careers are over.

Fortunately, there are plenty of animals you can race.

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Jonathan Shikes is a Denver native who writes about business and beer for Westword.
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