Greyhound Adoption Groups + Daytona Chamber of Commerce + Republican Party of FL + Republican Party of Volusia Co. AGREE

VOTE  AMENDMENT 13

Nearly 90 greyhound adoption groups

now oppose racing ban

SEE LIST:

Adoption groups who oppose Amendment 13

• Amendment 13: Ends commercial dog racing by 2020.

Despite one's view on dog racing, it is another measure (similar to the 2002 “pregnant pig” amendment) that does not belong in the Constitution. To abolish greyhound racing statewide would put greyhound owners/ breeders out of business.

Daytona Chamber recommendation: Oppose (For an executive summary - contact Jim Cameron at the Chamber.)

   Huh?   

  • Over 95% of retired greyhounds are adopted by loving families. 
  • The State of FL inspects and regulates all greyhound kennels at all tracks.
  • The FL Greyhound Association and the National Greyhound Association have a ZERO tolerance for animal abuse of any kind.
  • FL Greyhound Tracks grossed over $200 Million last year. $80+ million was from Live Greyhound Racing.
  • $11 Million was generated in State Revenues.
  • Over 3,000 Florida Family Jobs. Many of the Greyhound men and women have been in the business for generations. For them, it's a labor of love.

 


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  • Joe F.
    commented 2018-10-23 10:34:55 -0400
    Vote NO on 13. The drive to ban greyhound racing is not a question that should be answered with a constitutional amendment. This issue belongs in the state legislature, decided upon by our elected representatives. But those pushing Amendment 13 have successfully bypassed that normal path, their reasons as obscure as the wording used in the amendment. (Beware: it could be that there are plans for even more bans, using the courts to redefine what constitutes the ‘humane treatment of animals’).

    Dog racing is an attraction that for over ninety years has entertained families visiting our state. Our local track opened its doors in 1948 and has been a great friend to our community. All racing in Florida, dog and horse, is heavily taxed and helps the state to operate without digging deeper into our pockets. The business of greyhound racing employs thousands.

    My wife and I have adopted retired racing greyhounds for twenty-five years. If we thought the sport abused these beautiful dogs, we’d never support it. There is no systemic abuse of greyhounds. Their injury risks are less than athletes playing football. They’re treated like pets, with many husband and wife kennels doing the breeding and training. We’ve met a lot of them over the years and for them, it’s a labor of love.

    And finally, Florida Politics reports that some “90 greyhound adoption groups formally oppose” Amendment 13. Those that know the facts about greyhound racing will vote NO on 13

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