Vote NO on Proposition 13.
It is a TROJAN HORSE piece of legislation with the potential for consequences that reach further than what it appears to be.
It appears to be a ban on the racing of greyhounds, but look more closely. The way this is worded will effect huge segments of the dog sport community….. agility, flyball, lure coursing, herding competitions, and more.
Note the wording is to eliminate dog sports involving “racing OR wagering” this means that any timed event, or event where the speed of the dog accomplishing a task can be effected by this legislation. Also note that it specifically states “greyhound OR OTHER DOGS”.
If this was specifically about greyhounds, it would have left it at greyhounds and not include the verbiage of “other dogs.”
This would eliminate lure coursing of salukis and other sight hound breeds.
This would eliminate timed herding competitions in border collies.
This would eliminate jack Russell races at horse shows and county fairs.
This would eliminate all Go To Ground events for terriers.
This would eliminate all flyball and agility for all breeds of dogs.
Please note that the verbiage on this was intentionally written to be more encompassing than just the greyhound industry. INTENTIONALLY – so that groups such as PETA and HSUS can use it as a stepping stone to ban other dog sports.
Do NOT pass this legislation.
please share this to any of your large Florida groups. We need to get the word out to as many people as possible because if not, this WILL pass because of how many people want to get rid of the greyhound industry … but this is not the way to do it.