Did you know that a greyhound dies every three days at a Florida racetrack? GREY2K USA Worldwide has obtained footage to show that dog racing is costing greyhounds their very lives in the Sunshine State.
Read our groundbreaking report and then watch and share our new video entitled "No Sunshine" now.
According to newly-obtained state records, seventy-four greyhounds died over the last seven months of 2013.
The tracks with the largest number of deaths were Derby Lane and Daytona Beach Kennel Club with twelve each. Sanford Orlando followed with eight reported deaths.
Most of the dogs were only 2-3 years old and the two youngest dogs to perish were just seventeen months old! Tmc's Cates Cure died at the Florida Kennel Compound when she fell and broke her leg in several places during a training race. The other of the youngest dogs to die careened into a rail at the Flagler dog track. The little pup's body could not sustain the impact of collision. Sadly, the trainer had not even bothered to give this dog a name.
Other greyhounds were electrocuted, broke their legs, suffered heat strokes or simply died of exhaustion – all so that someone could place a $2 bet.
It is time to finally end this cruelty. Today we are in Tallahassee with Senator Eleanor Sobel, Representatives Jared Moskowitz, Matt Gaetz and John Wood to announce new decoupling and injury reporting legislation. We are urging lawmakers to eliminate a state mandate that requires live racing and to require that the dog tracks begin reporting on all of the injuries greyhound dogs suffer. Read our joint press release with the ASPCA to learn more.
A new day is coming in our fight to end dog racing in Florida. Please share today's video and then stay tuned for ways you can help pass legislation for the greyhounds this year.
For the greyhounds,
We would like to thank the ASPCA for making this report and video possible.
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