Greyhound racing still exists — but Floridians can vote to end the cruelty.
“At commercial racetracks, greyhound racers try to maximize the profit margin for every dog, and cut corners on animal welfare. As a result, thousands of dogs suffer,” stated The Humane Society’s Andi Bernat.
But in November, Floridians will have an opportunity to end racing greyhounds’ cruel mistreatment by voting yes on Amendment 13.
“This humane proposal will phase out greyhound racing by 2020, and help thousands of gentle greyhounds,” Bernat said. “Amendment 13 phases out commercial dog racing in Florida and has no impact on any other legal activities such as hunting, fishing, or dog breeding.”
According to Bernat, greyhounds endure terrible mistreatment and confinement when they’re off the tracks. They’re housed in stacked metal cages for 20 to 23 hours per day with only carpet remnants or shredded paper as bedding. And while they’re racing, they face the threat of injury and death.
“In an age when conservatives and progressives can’t seem to agree on anything, there has been amazing bipartisan support for Amendment 13, including the League of Women Voters of Florida, Attorney General Pam Bondi, the Florida Federation of Republican Women, and the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida,” she stated.