Dear Florida Advocates,
You are probably aware of the shocking animal cruelty case in Ebro, where more than 30 racing Greyhounds were found dead in late October. Sadly, this is not the first such instance of large-scale cruelty to racing dogs in Florida, one of only seven states in the nation where Greyhound racing still exists.
Greyhound racing is a dying sport—but it’s not dying fast enough in Florida, which is home to 13 tracks. This exploitive and inhumane form of entertainment has been banned by many states, including New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, North Carolina and Virginia. Florida should be next.
Please play an active role in changing your state’s law and spare thousands of Greyhounds from horrible futures as track dogs.
What You Can Do
Please urge the Florida State Legislature to take up this issue when it convenes in March. Visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center online to send an email to your state senator and representative asking them to take decisive steps in 2011 to ban Greyhound racing in Florida.
Thank you for your help and support, Florida!