The Florida session ends tomorrow and our bill for the greyhounds is in jeopardy.
The Florida House of Representatives has sent the greyhound bill back to the Senate for another vote! Please CALL BOTH your Senator as well as the Senate President NOW and ask that she or he VOTE YES TO ACCEPT THE HOUSE VERSION OF THE GREYHOUND BILL.
Senate President Mike Haridopolos may be reached at 850-487-5056.
Find your senator by going here: http://www.flsenate.gov/senators/find
Please also send a polite e-mail to our Senate Sponsor, Maria Sachs, and ask her to bring up the House version as soon as possible.
We have one day left to help the greyhounds. Please act now!
HB 1145/ SB 1594 will decouple the cruelty of greyhound racing from other forms of gambling, removing the legal requirement that dog tracks host live racing in order to be licensed. This groundbreaking legislation is endorsed by humane groups all over the country. If approved, it will significantly reduce, and possibly end, greyhound racing in the Sunshine State.
As long as dog racing continues, greyhounds will suffer. These gentle dogs are kept confined in warehouse-style kennels in cages so small they can barely stand up or turn around. When let out of their cages to race, they face the risk of serious injury. Dogs have even been electrocuted while racing in Florida.
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Finally, please make a designated donation to our Florida campaign. No matter where you live you can help end dog racing.