Published on 8/13/18 by Christine A. Dorchak
The inevitable end to greyhound racing took a strange detour on Aug. 1 when Second Circuit Judge Karen Gievers ruled that Floridians should not be allowed to vote on Amendment 13 this November.
Published on 8/8/18 by Jean Gonzalez Wingo and Lisa Murano
At a time when we can’t seem to agree on anything, there is still an issue that unites Democrats and Republicans: protecting dogs. We are proud to join the many community leaders across the state who support Amendment 13, a humane proposal to phase out greyhound racing.
Published on 8/6/18 by Stephen Wells
The stakes couldn't be higher: This November, Floridians should have the opportunity to vote on Amendment 13, a historic ballot measure that would prohibit the cruel "sport" of greyhound racing throughout the state. ("Should" because of an ongoing legal battle — more on that below.)
Published on 6/2/2018 by Peter Schorsch
As we enter the dog days of Summer, the battle lines are forming over Amendment 13, the proposed constitutional amendment to ban greyhound racing in Florida.
Now that we’ve seen the initial moves from each side, it looks like it’s shaping up to be a long, tough campaign for supporters of the dog racing industry.
Published on 6/4/2018 by Nada Blassy
Supporters of an amendment to ban greyhound racing in Florida launched their campaign Monday at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, with several grassroots speakers and Republican Senator Dana Young.
Protect Dogs – Yes on 13 is an online campaign that is working to inform voters about what they call the cruelties of dog racing.
Published July 27 by George Diaz
The push to ban greyhound racing in Florida just got a huge financial boost from celebrity Doris Day, a long-time animal activist:
A $1.5 million check supporting Amendment 13, which would prohibit pari-mutuel operations from racing greyhounds or any other dogs for wagering. The amendment on the November ballot would phase out commercial dog racing in connection with wagering by 2020.
August 8, 2018
The Protect Dogs-Yes on 13 campaign today announced the endorsement of 25 Florida veterinarians, five Florida veterinary clinics, and nine musicians, artists, and authors including world renowned singer-songwriter Henry Gross.
August 7, 2018
The Protect Dogs-Yes on 13 campaign today announced the endorsement of 37 community leaders including Attorney General Pam Bondi, Lara Trump, State Representative Jackie Toledo, the Gulf Shore Animal League, the Sarasota-Charlotte Democratic Progressive Caucus, five candidates for the Florida House, 13 local businesses, 5 local animal rescue groups, Ingrid Taskin and Red Fences Farm, businessman Mike Dodane, and six prominent attorneys and law firms.
July 31, 2018
Protect Dogs-Yes on 13 announced the endorsement today of 19 leaders from the equine community including world renowned polo champion Mike Azzaro and two other Hall of Fame inductees, Congressman Matt Gaetz, the Humane Society of Marion County, 10 candidates for Congress and the Florida legislature, four animal welfare organizations, and Indivisible Common Cents Ocala.