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Amendment To Ban Greyhound Racing On November Ballot

WUSF Public Media · Jun 04, 2018

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.

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Greyhound racing ban backers start campaign on offense

Florida Politics · Jun 02, 2018

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.

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Greyhound racing ban heads to voters

Florida Politics · May 30, 2018

Published on 4/16/18 by Jim Rosica 

Florida voters will decide whether to outlaw greyhound racing under a proposed constitutional amendment approved Monday.

The proposal (P6012) was passed by the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) on a 27-10 vote; it needed at least 22 votes.

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Poll: Florida voters favor Greyhound racing ban

Politico · May 30, 2018

Published on 3/20/2018 by Marc Caputo

MIAMI — Florida voters look ready to ban greyhound racing by a supermajority vote, according to a new survey that shows the issue fares better at the polls if people identify the proposal with animal welfare instead of gambling.

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Orlando Sentinel: Tighten leash on greyhound racing in Florida

Orlando Sentinel · May 30, 2018

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.

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Protect Dogs - Yes on 13 Launches Digital Campaign

Protect Dogs - Yes on 13 · May 30, 2018

May 31, 2018

This afternoon Protect Dogs - Yes on 13 launched a digital campaign to inform voters about the cruelty of dog racing. The campaign will communicate to voters via a dedicated website, Facebook page, Twitter feed, and Instagram account.

Website: ProtectDogs.org

Twitter: @VoteYesOn13

Facebook: @VoteYesOn13

Instagram: @VoteYesOn13

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Sun Sentinel: Let voters be heard on deadly dog races

Sun Sentinel · May 30, 2018

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.

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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.

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New Seminole County rules for racing greyhounds frequently broken, records show

WKMG Click Orlando · May 30, 2018

Published on 1/9/2018 by Mike DeForest

LONGWOOD, Fla. - Less than a year after a Seminole County ordinance began requiring racing greyhound owners and trainers to report certain information to the county about their dogs, a News 6 investigation has found that the new rules are frequently broken.

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Conflicting reports detail Sanford Orlando greyhound racing injuries

WKMG Click Orlando · May 30, 2018

Published on 1/12/2018 by Mike DeForest

Investigation finds discrepancies in mandatory injury reports

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