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The slow death of US greyhound racing

Published 11/20 by Dave Caldwell

Florida has become the latest state to pass legislation that will phase out the sport. It marks a victory for animal rights campaigners

Organization set to transport retired greyhounds to families outside Florida

Published 9/9 by WPBF News

More than 6,000 dogs may be in need of a home after an amendment passed in Florida banning greyhound racing. But families looking to adopt outside the state now have a free ticket to get their new fur baby brought to their doorstep.

Banning dog racing

Published 11/8 by Public Radio International

Florida has just voted to ban dog racing and animal rights activists believe it will cause a ripple effect in the six countries around the globe that still allow it. Host Marco Werman talks dogs and dog advocacy with Christine Dorchak, the president and general counsel for Grey2K USA Worldwide, the group that sponsored the Florida ban.

A greyhound racing ban in Florida means thousands of dogs will need new homes

Published 11/8 by Cindy Boren

Florida voters overwhelmingly came down on the side of dogs Tuesday, voting to ban greyhound racing in the state, a decision that puts in question the future of thousands of racing dogs.

Thousands of Greyhounds May Need Homes as Florida Bans Racing

Published 11/9 by Audra D.S. Burch and Christina Caron

Animal activists have been trying for years to put an end to greyhound racing in Florida, one of the country’s most popular spots to watch dogs chase mechanical rabbits round and round a track. In their view, the greyhounds were mistreated, subjected to harsh living conditions, then retired with broken bones.

Amendment 13 proponents cite dog injuries as reason to ban greyhound racing in Florida

Published 10/15 by Carson Chambers

During the November election, Floridians will be able to vote on whether to end greyhound racing in the state. Critics and proponents of Amendment 13 showed up in Tampa Monday morning, trying to sway voters.

Campaign volunteers seeking support to phase out greyhound racing in Florida

Published 10/8 by Tony Kless

This is the first time that Amendment 13 is on the Florida election ballot. But the Committee to Support Greyhounds is hoping it's the last time.

Yes Tour: putting an end to greyhound racing

Published 10/5 by Gail Levy

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - November elections are around the corner, and that means it's time for Floridians to vote on some amendments.

In Pier Park Friday evening the crew working on Amendment 13 was pushing to get votes to end to greyhound racing.

They said that 8,000 greyhounds endure a life in confinement at Florida tracks, and can be kept in cages for up to 20 hours a day.

Greyhound racing ban draws bipartisan support as pro-ban group kicks off statewide bus tour

Published 10/5 by Jim Little

In this age of political polarization, it seems one issue can still bring a conservative Republican like Pensacola's Mike Hill and a liberal Democrat like Orlando's Carlos Guillermo Smith together: a ban on live greyhound racing in Florida.

Florida Supreme Court rules proposed greyhound racing ban will appear on ballot

Published on 9/7 by Katie Santich

The Florida Supreme Court on Friday ruled that Amendment 13 — a proposed ban on greyhound racing — can appear on the November ballot.

The 6-1 ruling overturned a lower-court finding that the amendment's wording amounted to "trickeration."