A bill meant to eliminate state support for Greyhound Racing in West Virginia was voted down yesterday with the roll call for the vote at 11 for and 23 against. Some Senate Republicans joined all the Democrats to defeat the bill.

One of those was Brooke Co. Senator Ryan Weld, who said opponents have no good plan on what to do with the dogs and has become personally involved.

Senate President Mitch Carmichael argued that other states are doing away with dog racing, that injuries raise questions about whether the activity should continue, and that West Virginia needs to spend the money that supports racing on other priorities.