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GREY2K USA Action Alert


GREY2K USA: Florida Greyhounds Need Your Help Now!

Dear Friends:

Thousands of greyhounds are in grave danger.

Right now, Florida lawmakers are on the verge of passing a slot machine bill that would ensure the cruelty of dog racing continues for decades.

That is why the GREY2K USA Board of Directors went to Tallahassee today. At a Capitol press conference, we are releasing never-before-seen video footage of two greyhounds that suffered and died just a few months ago at Florida dog tracks.

Two greyhounds die at Florida racetracks in 2008

Click here to watch the video on our web site
or click here to view it on YouTube.

On November 17, a three-year old brindle greyhound named “Birthday Toy” died after colliding with another dog, falling under the “live rail” and being electrocuted during a race at Sanford Orlando Kennel Club. Only a few days later, a two-year old fawn greyhound named “Jawa Spock” was euthanized after breaking both of his back legs during a race at Palm Beach Kennel Club.

This cruelty must end. That is the message we are bringing today to lawmakers. These two injuries are a sad example of the cruelty greyhounds are subjected to every day at Florida racetracks. At these gambling facilities, thousands of dogs endure lives of terrible confinement, kept in small cages barely large enough to stand up or turn around for long hours each day.

Thankfully, greyhound racing is a dying industry and the end is in sight for the Sunshine State’s thirteen dog tracks. However, if the slot machine bill passes, countless greyhounds will suffer, because the new law includes a mandate that requires dog racing continue.

Please join us and make sure that lawmakers hear our voice.

Contact your State Representative and State Senator today and ask them to vote NO on the dog track slot machine bill.

Then please

donate to support this critical effort. We need to keep our lobbying team working every day to defend greyhounds.

Together, we must be a powerful voice for Florida’s greyhounds. They can’t speak for themselves, and are counting on us to speak for them.

For the greyhounds,

Christine Dorchak and Carey Theil

Florida State Capitol

Florida State Capitol






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