Animal Advocates Urge Protection Of Greyhounds

By: Lanetra Bennett
March 26, 2014, 5pm

Animal advocates are urging Florida lawmakers to support bills that will protect racing greyhounds at Florida tracks and puppy mill dogs.

Today, the sponsors of state legislation to protect racing greyhounds and puppy mill dogs spoke to animal advocates in Tallahassee.

The event was held at the Challenger Learning Center as part of Humane Lobby Day 2014.

"The dogs have to run, they have to run, even if no one's watching them, in order to have the other gambling. There's a lot of inherent cruelty in the greyhound racing industry. We would like it to fade out in Florida, it's a dying industry. It needs to be let go," said Laura Bevan, Humane Society of the United States.

Proposed legislation would remove the law requiring tracks to hold live greyhound racing to operate its other forms of gambling and require tracks to report greyhound injuries to the public.


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