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End Greyhound racing. End animal cruelty

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Florida voters are being asked this year to settle a long-running dispute that could result in the elimination of dog racing in the state.

Among a long list of proposed constitutional amendments is a measure that, if passed, would end greyhound races at dog tracks by the end of 2020. Florida is one of a handful of places in the country with dog racing, and passage of the amendment would be a serious blow for an industry that has been in the state for decades.

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I was raised with greyhounds and German Sheppards . Good dog. Didn't know greyhound racing was still a thing.
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I'm OK with the actual racing. What I'm not OK with is puppy mills churning out tons of dogs with the"lesser" being neglected and then the champs being left to the wayside after they're done. As long as there was strict guidelines to be adhered to, I don't think racing dogs is a bad thing at all. It's the tertiary shit that's fucked up.
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Let’s end this !!!
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FYI, the proposed law is sweeping, covering much more than dog racing. It could be used to ban canine sports like agility.
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FYI, the proposed law is sweeping, covering much more than dog racing. It could be used to ban canine sports like agility.
The problem is the law states greyhounds and other breeds, and any timed event. I think dog racing is horrendous, but the law needs to be written more narrowly.
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I don't see how grey hound racing is abusive to dogs. It's not dogs like to work those dogs in the kennels looked very happy to me.
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jorge-ange, raymond-macdonald, akram.adamy and 7 other people started following this discussion
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I've always thought it was cruel to race them. Poor pups, they must have leg problems, from this, awful sport.
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Okay a greyhound is a animal a horse is an animal to but I haven't heard you trying to stop horse races people need to mind their own damn business those dogs were bred to run.
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They will end greyhound racing but will they help to rehome the dogs? Or defer expenses incurred by the foster and adoptive families? What about preventing the euthanasia of the dogs due to overcrowding in a shelter? Didn't think so.
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No one understands that the greyhounds are actually cared for very well. The breeding is taken care of very well. If the dogs aren't racing dogs (meaning they just don't take to the sport) they will breed for a little while in a very safe and comforting area. Yes there are bad apples in every bunch but the majority of this is bs. I work with someone who cares for greyhounds and ex race dogs and current race dogs. Everything is all good. Stop worrying about this shit.
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You should focus on real issues. Dogs love to run. These dogs are very well cared for. Get over it people!!
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phurba.lamagonpa, ibrahim.sangor, antonio.powers and 7 other people started following this discussion
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Why is this even a thing? Don't get me wrong I fucking love dogs but don't we have bigger fish to fry at this current juncture in time..??
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