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Commentary: High court must keep amendment to end dog racing on November ballot

Orlando Sentinel · Aug 14, 2018

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.

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Jean Gonzalez Wingo, Lisa Murano: Everyone wants to help greyhounds

Florida Politics · Aug 08, 2018

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.

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Heading to the finish line of Florida’s cruel greyhound racing industry

Creative Loafing Tampa Bay · Aug 08, 2018

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.)

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Greyhound racing ban backers start campaign on offense

Florida Politics · Jul 25, 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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Amendment To Ban Greyhound Racing On November Ballot

WUSF Public Media · Jul 25, 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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Florida greyhound racing ban effort gets $1.5 million donation from celebrity Doris Day

Orlando Sentinel · Jul 25, 2018

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.

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Amendment 13 Endorsed by Florida Veterinarians, Vet Clinics, Songwriter Henry Gross

Protect Dogs - Yes on 13 · Jul 25, 2018

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.

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Yes on 13 Endorsed by AG Bondi, Lara Trump, Rep. Toledo, Others

Protect Dogs - Yes on 13 · Jul 25, 2018

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.

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Yes on 13 Endorsed by Hall of Fame Equestrians, Congressman Matt Gaetz, Others

Protect Dogs - Yes on 13 · Jul 25, 2018

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.

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Yes on 13 Endorsed by 57 Local Businesses

Protect Dogs - Yes on 13 · Jul 25, 2018

August 2, 2018

Protect Dogs-Yes on 13 announced today that it has received the endorsement of 57 local businesses from across the state.

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