Tuesday, December 20, 2011

2012 - Perhaps a Chance for the Greyhounds

I turn this over to my friends at GREY2K USA.  I sense a change coming.  I hope for a change coming. 

"GREY2K USA is a national non-profit organization working to pass laws to protect greyhounds.  Since its formation in 2001, it has helped close 26 tracks from one end of the country to the other, and has prevented the introduction of dog racing to Jamaica and South Africa.

In October, GREY2K USA re-filed a joint greyhound bill with dog track owners to drastically reduce the cruelty of greyhound racing in the Sunshine State.  HB 641/SB 382 removes the legal requirement that dog track licensees conduct live racing.  By law, the holders of dog track licenses must offer at least 100 days of live racing each year. But while track owners make money from other activities, they tend to lose money on dog racing.

So now, track owners and greyhound advocates are working together to sever this requirement or "decouple the live racing mandate,” from law.  Track owners want to save dollars and activists want to save the dogs.

You can take action to help greyhounds now:

1.      Learn more about the progress of the campaign on GREY2K USA’s dedicated Florida page at http://grey2kusa.org/action/states/fl.html. 
2.      Call your lawmakers right away and ask them to support HB 641/SB 382, the “Greyhound Decoupling Bill.”  You can find your state representative and state senator here: http://myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/representatives.aspx
3.      Stay informed by joining GREY2KUSA’s online alert list.  Sign up at http://www.grey2kusa.org/.

Go team!"

You know I will have to post about this tomorrow...

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