Blog

Florida Must Answer for Appalling Record of Greyhound Deaths

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 4:00pm
Sad greyhound

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.

0 Comments
Add new comment

Comments

Comments

stewart parks

Oh, the" beast in human nature" never ceases to sicken me. These great dogs, trained to win races and make money for their owners ...and then put out to pasture or killed when they are no longer physically able to make these money mongers money.. The owners of greyhounds have a responsibility for their lives. Unfortunately greed consumes and clouds their better judgement. I hope and pray that laws will be made for the continued upkeep of greyhounds after retirement. It is the good and right thing to do!!

eso gold

So satisfied I spent the money eso gold!

Barb

What I have just discovered is that if a greyhound is euthanized off track property, no one has to report the death. How long before that becomes the norm so they can by pass this reporting and at what expense to the injured racer?

Pages