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NRA should not be gunning for dogs, Amendment 13

News-Press · Oct 16, 2018

Published 10/11 by Martin Irby

Political behavior and outcomes have never been more unpredictable, but it was still head-snapping news to learn that the National Rifle Association (NRA) has taken a public stand against the ballot measure in Florida to phase out greyhound racing.

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Amendment 13 proponents cite dog injuries as reason to ban greyhound racing in Florida

WFTS Tampa Bay · Oct 16, 2018

Published 10/15 by Carson Chambers

During the November election, Floridians will be able to vote on whether to end greyhound racing in the state. Critics and proponents of Amendment 13 showed up in Tampa Monday morning, trying to sway voters.

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Campaign volunteers seeking support to phase out greyhound racing in Florida

First Coast News · Oct 10, 2018

Published 10/8 by Tony Kless

This is the first time that Amendment 13 is on the Florida election ballot. But the Committee to Support Greyhounds is hoping it's the last time.

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Naples News Daily: Our recommendations on gambling-related amendments

Naples News Daily · Oct 10, 2018

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."

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

Sun Sentinel · Oct 10, 2018

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.

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Yes Tour: putting an end to greyhound racing

WJHG Panama City · Oct 10, 2018

Published 10/5 by Gail Levy

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - November elections are around the corner, and that means it's time for Floridians to vote on some amendments.

In Pier Park Friday evening the crew working on Amendment 13 was pushing to get votes to end to greyhound racing.

They said that 8,000 greyhounds endure a life in confinement at Florida tracks, and can be kept in cages for up to 20 hours a day.

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Greyhound racing ban draws bipartisan support as pro-ban group kicks off statewide bus tour

Penacola News Journal · Oct 10, 2018

Published 10/5 by Jim Little

In this age of political polarization, it seems one issue can still bring a conservative Republican like Pensacola's Mike Hill and a liberal Democrat like Orlando's Carlos Guillermo Smith together: a ban on live greyhound racing in Florida.

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Miami Herald recommendations for 12 amendments on Florida ballot

Miami Herald · Oct 10, 2018

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.

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Guest Column: Vote ‘yes’ on Amendment 13

NWF Daily News · Oct 01, 2018

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

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I used to regulate greyhound racing in Florida; end it by voting for Amendment 13

Miami Herald · Sep 13, 2018

Published 9/12 by Tony Glover

I am not an animal rights activist, per se. To my daughter’s great disappointment, we do not even have a dog. I was just another Tallahassee lawyer when I accepted the job running the Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, which regulates greyhound racing and gambling in Florida. Despite my lack of preconceptions on day one, it quickly became clear to me that the dog racing industry has a major problem.

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