A Tax Court judge has decided that a retired Internal Revenue Service auditor's greyhound-breeding business does not qualify for business deductions and criticized the dogs' treatment.

Ralph Thomas Whitecavage, an auditor in the IRS's Yuma, Ariz., office for 21 years, retired in 2006. He worked full-time for the IRS, but also began breeding greyhounds in 1994 that would be sent to Florida, Oklahoma and New Mexico to train for races.

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