Much of my nonfiction centers on my life as a veteran greyhound owner, foster parent, and rescue volunteer, and all of the horrible things I've seen, and that these dogs have endured, as a direct and indirect result of the racing industry. In recent months, I have joined a movement to save this gentle breed from the perpetual an unnecessary cycle of abuse, and support Florida's Constitutional Amendment 13 and the COMMITTEE TO PROTECT DOGS. Amendment 13, if passed, will ban dog racing in the state of Florida, and save current and future dogs from ongoing exploitation. Greyhounds should be offered the same opportunities as other breeds, to grow up as pets and not as the disposable commodities of greed. I also believe that voters have the right to decide how their tax dollars are spent in relation to propping up a decaying industry rooted in animal exploitation.
Apparently, the Florida State government and Supreme Court agree with me. On September 7, 2018, the Florida Supreme Court overturned a circuit judge's ruling, and racing industry efforts, to remove Amendment 13 from the November 2018 state ballot. I am thrilled to say that Amendment 13 will remain on the ballot. This offers Florida voters a chance to voice their opinions, and protect dogs from the injuries, illnesses, and deaths related to track life.
Please Protect Dogs and Vote Yes On Amendment 13 this November!