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Fight for Florida's Greyhounds Continues

Dear friends,

Yesterday, the House Regulatory Affairs Committee passed a bill that makes changes to the state's gambling laws by a vote of 12-6! Thankfully, this measure included several greyhound protection measures including greyhound decoupling and injury reporting. This vote means we are one step closer to phasing out dog racing in Florida! The bill will now go to at least one other committee, before being voted on by the full House of Representatives.

Meanwhile, the Senate Regulated Industries Committee delayed its vote on a similar bill until next week. As a result, the lawmakers below still need calls in favor of greyhound decoupling.

Please take a few moments to call these Senators, and ask them to Vote Yes on Any Bill that Includes Greyhound Decoupling. Also consider making the following points:

  • According to state records, a greyhound dies every three days at Florida dog tracks. Also, thousands of dogs endure lives of confinement at these facilities, kept in small cages for long hours each day.
  • Dogs are suffering and dying needlessly for an industry that is no longer profitable. Even the state is losing money on greyhound racing, because the cost of regulation exceeds gambling revenues.
  • It is wrong for the state to mandate greyhound racing. Decoupling will fix this problem, and help thousands of dogs.

Please call as many of these lawmakers as possible, and ask them to vote Yes for the Dogs on Greyhound Decoupling.

   Senator Gwen Margolis

   (850) 487-5035
   Senator Aaron Bean 

   (850) 487-5004

   Senator Oscar Braynon II   

   (850) 487-5036        

   Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla  

   (850) 487-5040

   Senator Anitere Flores   

   (850) 487-5037

   Senator Jack Latvala   

   (850) 487-5020

   Senator Joe Negron    

   (850) 487-5032

   Senator Garrett Richter    

   (850) 487-5023

   Senator Kelli Stargel     

   (850) 487-5015

Together, we can do it for the dogs!

For the greyhounds,

Christine A. Dorchak, Esq.

Carey M. Theil
Executive Director


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