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Let the CRC know you support phasing out greyhound racing!

5 Apr 2018 12:50 PM | Anonymous

Message by Renee Rivard and reposted with her permission

As you may know, the Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) is currently reviewing whether or not to add a proposal to our Florida ballot in November that would phase out greyhound racing.  The CRC needs to give a final answer by May 10th.  We had a great showing of animal advocates to all of the meetings that the CRC held around Florida. There was also a big showing of greyhound breeders who do not want this proposal to go to the ballot. The CRC voted 18 to 14 to send the proposal to the "Style and Drafting" Committee.  Now we wait for a final vote to decide it the proposal will make it to our ballot in November for Florida residents to vote on. In the meantime, the only thing we can do is send e-mails and make phone calls to the commissioners to persuade them to vote for our proposal.

Florida tracks have roughly 8,000 racing greyhounds.  Greyhound breeders argue that all of these dogs will have to be euthanized if greyhound racing is phased out by 2020.   The Executive Director of The Humane Society Tampa Bay stated at the St. Pete meeting that her shelter and many other organizations are willing to help take the greyhounds that will be retired. To put the CRC commissioners at ease about this, I am encouraging shelters and rescues to contact the CRC commissioners and let them know that your organization would be willing to help place greyhounds into adoptive homes should greyhound racing be phased out.  

Please take the time to contact the commissioners (e-mail addresses below) if your organization is willing to do so. Please do so right away as a final vote will be coming up soon. 

Thank You!!

Commissioner E-mail Addresses:

Carlos.Beruff@flcrc.gov

Pam.Bondi@flcrc.gov

Lisa.Carlton@flcrc.gov

Timothy.Cerio@flcrc.gov

Hank.Coxe@flcrc.gov

Jose.Diaz@flcrc.gov

Erika.Donalds@flcrc.gov

Don.Gaetz@flcrc.gov

Emery.Gainey@flcrc.gov

Anna.Gamez@flcrc.gov

Tom.Grady@flcrc.gov

Brecht.Heuchan@flcrc.gov

Marva.Johnson@flcrc.gov

Darlene.Jordan@flcrc.gov

Arthenia.Joyner@flcrc.gov

Fred.Karlinsky@flcrc.gov

Belinda.Keiser@flcrc.gov

Frank.Krupperbacher@flcrc.gov

Tom.Lee@flcrc.gov

Gary.Lester@flcrc.gov

Patricia.Levesque@flcrc.gov

Roberto.Martinez@flcrc.gov

Rich.Newsome@flcrc.gov

Chris.Nocco@flcrc.gov

Jeanette.Nunez@flcrc.gov

Sherry.Plymale@flcrc.gov

Darryl.Rouson@flcrc.gov

William.Schifino@flcrc.gov

Chris.Smith@flcrc.gov

Bob.Solari@flcrc.gov

Chris.Sprowls@flcrc.gov

John.Stargel@flcrc.gov

John.Stemberger@flcrc.gov

Pam.Steward@flcrc.gov

Jacqui.Lippisch@flcrc.gov

Carolyn.Timmann@flcrc.gov

Nicole.Washington@flcrc.gov



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