Instagram post by @weanimals We Animals

BREAKING: Florida bans greyhound racing!
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Amendment 13, which will see a ban on greyhound racing in Florida by 2020, has passed.
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Florida currently has 11 of the country's 17 dog racing tracks. The passage of this amendment will make placing bets on greyhound and other dog races illegal, and will give thousands of innocent hounds a second chance at life when the adoption processes commence.
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The @voteyeson13 campaign released a statement Tuesday night, calling the amendment's passage a β€œhistoric vote.” #VoteYesOn13
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This entertainment sport is responsible for the suffering and death of countless greyhounds across the world. It needs to end. While there's still much work to be done, this is positive progress for animal protection in the U.S.
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πŸ“·: Greyhounds running at a race track facility. Victoria, Australia, 2010.

Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

70 Comments

  • 11w ago simplecaresteph simplecaresteph

    πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

  • 11w ago universorubi universorubi

    Good and proud for them!

  • 11w ago ardevlo ardevlo

    Great news. Yippee!

  • 11w ago no.4323 no.4323

    Celebrating this win! πŸ’œ

  • 11w ago vrobleslakers24 vrobleslakers24

    Y

  • 11w ago vrobleslakers24 vrobleslakers24

    Yesss great victory hats off to you guys 🎩🧒

  • 11w ago zmaineyzdazzle zmaineyzdazzle

    Great news.

  • 11w ago terri.bourdon.verre terri.bourdon.verre

    C'est une bonne nouvelle pour les USA ... Hope not the least

  • 11w ago mjhealy1 mjhealy1

    This is so so great!!!😁

  • 11w ago lachiquitolina lachiquitolina

    Now we need to find homes for this beautiful creatures πŸ•β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

  • 11w ago jesseanneo jesseanneo

    πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

  • 11w ago juliamcmurray95 juliamcmurray95

    Yes!

  • 11w ago janevgeorge janevgeorge

    @nichole_oharrow_

  • 11w ago lilliambaezmakeup lilliambaezmakeup

    πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘Excellent news!!!

  • 11w ago laurajoy269 laurajoy269

    Hopefully this is the start of something which spreads across the world! Thank you for bringing us this news 😊

  • 11w ago animal_advocate_dani animal_advocate_dani

    I’ve adopted three former racing greyhounds and they make fantastic companion animals! Mine lived with other dogs, cats, even bunnies! They’re gentle couch potatoes! Please consider opening your home to one (or two) of these regal dogs! ❀️

  • 11w ago nexus6astur nexus6astur

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  • 11w ago lindakuophoto lindakuophoto

    Best news ever!!!!!!

  • 11w ago irene.kleiner irene.kleiner

    πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • 11w ago lucydotlu lucydotlu

    Wonderful news πŸ™Œ!!!

  • 11w ago willaswonderfulworld willaswonderfulworld

    πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

  • 11w ago no_mistaking_corker no_mistaking_corker

    πŸ’šβœŠ

  • 11w ago ezzamk4 ezzamk4

    @bree.elise79 πŸ™

  • 11w ago _jules__rules__ _jules__rules__

    @tylermcnicholas

  • 11w ago kingcrowe_ kingcrowe_

    πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

  • 11w ago stars0130 stars0130

    ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️

  • 10w ago tonireinacastillo tonireinacastillo

    Oleee

  • 10w ago inziandsach inziandsach

    πŸ™ŒπŸΌ Such good news ...

  • 10w ago mcdbrinegar mcdbrinegar

    Wonderful!!!

  • 10w ago vgirasol vgirasol

    Without racing this breed will disappear. I’ve adopted 4 retired racers and love them dearly. Instead of closing tracks they could have been better regulated. What of horse racing or professional sports?

  • 10w ago laurenna.kp laurenna.kp

    πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • 10w ago lutoronto lutoronto

    Yay!!

  • 10w ago evadiva620 evadiva620

    Finally

  • 10w ago nobodylikespoppunk nobodylikespoppunk

    Amazing!! Those poor pups. So glad they will no longer be forced to perform for the entertainment of selfish ignorant humans. 🐾🐾

  • 10w ago weanimals weanimals

    @vgirasol thanks for your comment. Greyhounds do indeed make lovely companions 😊 While better welfare regulations certainly help to reduce the suffering of these highly sensitive animals, unfortunately any sport which relies on using an animal to make money is going to fall short. In the end, it's business - profit over welfare. The degree of suffering and abuse involved in this entertainment sport is heartbreaking, as I'm sure you know. There are so many great shelters across the world rescuing greyhounds and other racing breeds from the industry that we need not wait until they are retired to make their lives better 🐾 Thank you for loving yours so dearly πŸ’•

  • 10w ago tatianarutherford tatianarutherford

    @weanimals πŸ‘Œ

  • 10w ago photography1scotland photography1scotland

    @vgirasol There are many dog breeds that were working dogs and are bred now as companions. If there is a demand there will be dogs.

  • 10w ago poliliana poliliana

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  • 10w ago vgirasol vgirasol

    @photography1scotland Because they require a leash or a fenced in yard at all times and can see that squirrel way before you, they are a flight risk. And at 45 miles per hour, you can’t chase them down. Most people have a very different idea of what their dog should be like. Demand simply won’t be there. Not a breed for the casual dog lover.

  • 10w ago vgirasol vgirasol

    Info on greyhound adoption: http://www.adopt-a-greyhound.org/about/things_to_know_before_you_adopt.shtml

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