Florida: Support Historic Ballot Measure to End Greyhound Racing
Update--February 2, 2018: Great news, advocates! Prop. 67 to ban Greyhound racing in Florida was passed by the CRC's Executive Committee. Thank you to everyone who spoke up on behalf of long-suffering Greyhounds. The measure will now head to the full Commission for a vote this spring, and we will need your help. Please stay tuned!
Proposal 67, which would ban Greyhound racing in Florida, will soon be heard by the Florida Constitution Revision Commission’s Executive Committee. This vote could bring the measure one step closer to being added to the November 2018 ballot, so it is critical that the committee members hear from you before then.
Florida is home to more than half of the country’s Greyhound tracks. Racing Greyhounds endure lives of near perpetual confinement, suffer severe injuries, and often die on dog tracks. On average, a racing dog is killed every three days on Florida tracks.
Florida State Senator Tom Lee recently filed Prop 67, a constitutional amendment that would end Greyhound racing in the state of Florida. If approved by voters, dog racing would be phased out over three years.
This is the best chance we have to put an end to this cruel “sport” in the Sunshine State.
Please stay tuned for how you can help.
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