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Florida Must Answer for Appalling Record of Greyhound Deaths

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Of the 21 active dog tracks in the U.S., more than half (12) are in Florida. Florida law requires dog tracks to report all racing-related deaths, and an analysis of these death notifications from 2013 reveals that on average, a Greyhound died from racing-related injuries every three days in Florida last year.

With assistance from the ASPCA, Greyhound protection group GREY2K USA created a report, “The Final Lap,” that summarizes last year’s devastating deaths at Florida’s tracks. The report was released today at a joint press conference held in Tallahassee, during which ASPCA Vice President of State Affairs Ann Church and several state legislators called for the passage of a bill to protect Greyhounds.

Watch GREY2K USA’s new video on dog racing in Florida:

If you live in Florida, you can help—please visit aspca.org/FLgreyhounds to urge state lawmakers to eliminate the mandate that requires gaming facilities to hold dog races.

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dogmom

Yes I have been to a race kennel. And I have seen the freezer at the track too.
When the racing industry cleans up it's own dirty laundry then there will be no need for anyone to complain.

diane jake

Another reason I hate the State of Florida....how barbaric....shameful....

Peter Nosko

It is disgusting. A whitehouse.gov petition is in order.

MARTI SCHICK

STOP GREYHOUND RACING FOR EVER EVERYWHERE. THAT IS SO CRUEL TO THESE POOR INNOCENT DOGS. THEY ARE SUCH A DOCILE BREED, PLEASE LET THEM LIVE A NORMAL LIFE IN A FOREVER HOME THAT WANT THEM FOR WHO THEY ARE AND NOT A MEAL TICKET $$

Pillai

Share this to your friends on FB/G+/Twitter/Whatever. This needs to stop. These are beautiful animals, who die just because some people want to make small bets on them.

Melody

Its so sad. These dogs are a commodity to the owners, just like race hourses. Once they cannot produce profits, they are a waste. We need stricter laws for sure. These precious beings need to be taken care of after tjeir racing days are over. I'm sure this still takes place ... I remember seeing a documentary. When puppies are born (not much more the a puppy mill situation) they are examined for the "right stuff" needed for racing. If they dont have it they are killed right then and there, thrown in huge oiles and gotten rid of. Its so so sad what man will do for a buck. These people have no consciences at all ... its all about money.

Michael Guest

This needs to be shut down. It's not for entertainment. Please help and save these dogs so that they can be found new homes to live and retire from racing.

Sharon B

This inconceivable act of racing until death is absolutely beyond violent. Humans in this industry need psychiatric care if they think that this torture and abuse of a life is ethical. The greed for the green money and the sickness of this greed is beyond comprehension. People who attend this so called sport are oblivious or just don't give a damn. I still can't believe this horrific type of gambling is not designated as an unacceptable illegal act

Linda

I have owned retired greyhounds and they are wonderful pets. Unfortunately that said, it doesn't change how

Maureen

I don't live in Florida, I don't even live in America, but I donate to the ASPCA because of all the amazing work they do. I would like greyhound racing to be banned all over the world.

The world has moved on. Bull fighting, horse and greyhound racing - any entertainment where animals are harmed and the thrown aside should be banned.

There are other ways to make a living. Shame on anyone who still supports these pursuits.

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