From the Animal Legal Defense Fund:
Today Floridians have voted to end the cruel practice of greyhound racing in the state of Florida.
Please find below a statement from the executive director of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s preeminent legal advocacy organization for animals, on the passing of Amendment 13:
“For decades the Florida legislature failed to protect greyhounds abused by the racing industry. Today voters made a historic choice to make Florida a more humane state,” said Stephen Wells, executive director of the Animal Legal Defense Fund. “Amendment 13 puts an end to the cycle of cruelty that victimized greyhounds in the state for far too long. These social dogs will soon be able to retire and enjoy running on their own terms, without being forced to spend most of their days in cages or being drugged to enhance their performance.”