Protect Florida greyhounds
A “YES” vote for Amendment 13 means you support the prohibition of wagering on live dog races, including greyhound races, and the ban of dog races, in the state of Florida. A “YES” vote will help thousands of greyhounds this November.
Amendment 13 will phase out commercial greyhound racing by 2020. Other gaming activities at these facilities will not be affected. It will help thousands of dogs, and reduce gambling by roughly $200 million per year. This proposal will allow the people of Florida to do what the legislature has failed to do: rid the state of dog racing and put an end to this cycle of cruelty.What’s on the ballot?
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November 6th, 2018
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Almost a century ago, in 1931, the Florida State Legislature passed a law to allow wagering on horse racing and dog racing. This was a time before civilization concerned itself with the welfare of animals; however, the legislation remains in effect today, to the detriment, maltreatment and negligence of the dogs. Common injuries suffered by race dogs include broken necks and backs, dislocations, torn muscles and paralysis. Electrocutions have also occurred while greyhounds race, and make contact with a track’s high voltage lure. Some dogs die on the racetrack while others are put down due to the severity of their injuries, or often simply because of their diminished value as racers.
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