Editorial

Naples News Daily: Our recommendations on gambling-related amendments

Published 10/8 by the Naples News Daily Editorial Board

"Times have changed dramatically. It’s way past time to end dog racing [...] A yes vote on Amendment 13 makes overwhelming sense."

Sun Sentinel: Five good — seven bad — amendments for Florida’s Constitution

Published 10/5 by the Sun Sentinel Editorial Board

[T]he potent lobby for breeders and handlers persistently blocks the Legislature from outlawing this brutal “sport,” in which dogs are often injured and die and are tightly caged when not racing. Amendment 13 deserves to be ratified.

Miami Herald recommendations for 12 amendments on Florida ballot

Published 10/7 by the Miami Herald Editorial Board

So why are there so many amendments on the ballot this November? Here’s the explanation:

Once every 20 years, Florida’s Constitution provides for the creation of a 37-member Constitution Revision Commission. Its task is to propose changes to the document for voters to consider.

Guest Column: Vote ‘yes’ on Amendment 13

Published 9/30 by Jean Wingo

Of all the Constitutional amendments, there is one that merits the support of all sides of the aisle.

For years the gambling interests have managed to continue making money from a dying industry by refusing to separate the cruel practice of greyhound racing from casinos in Florida

Orlando Sentinel: Tighten leash on greyhound racing in Florida

Published on 1/3/2018 by the Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board

When it comes to greyhound racing, Florida is leading a shrinking pack. Forty states have banned dog racing. Nationwide, 18 dog tracks are operating in just five states; Florida has the most with 12, including the Sanford Orlando Kennel Club in Longwood.

Sun Sentinel: Let voters be heard on deadly dog races

Published on 11/24/2017 by the Sun Sentintel Editorial Board

It’s time to ban dog racing in Florida.

Why? Consider this.

You’re running a foot race at 40 mph when your feet tangle with a competitor’s. The emergency room awaits you both, then a long convalescence.

Ft. Myers News-Press: Time for voters to end greyhound racing in Florida

Published on 12/14/2017 by the Naples Daily News and The News Press editorial boards

It’s past time for Florida lawmakers to bring greyhound racing to its finish line in the state.

There is a possibility registered voters will have an opportunity to end dog racing in November 2018 when proposed revisions to the Florida Constitution go on the ballot.