Wiener dog races could soon be coming to a fair near you if Rep. Clark Kauffman’s bill to legalize small dog races at county fairs becomes law. It passed the House.
Kauffman, a Republican from Filer, which hosts the Twin Falls County Fair, said he brought the bill at the request of the fair, which tried to book a small dog race but the vendor wouldn’t come to Idaho because of the law banning dog racing. The law was passed in the 1990s and was intended to end greyhound racing in the state. It doesn’t provide an exception for small, exhibition-type dog races.
The bill limits the size of the track to 150 feet. It applies only to county fairs and doesn’t allow gambling.
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