The Battle is not over, it now goes to all full House and Senate. All Member of the Legislature will be home next week 3/14.
Please see the list attached of the Members of the Florida Senate and the Florida House. (coming soon) If you live or work in one of these Senators or House Members Home Counties please call there Office today and Visit them next week, with other Greyhound Men and Women.
Use your own words when talking to Members of the Legislature. Tell them How important Live Greyhound Racing is to YOU and your Family! Attached are some suggested talking points to use against the SB 742 that requires “Injury Reporting” .(coming soon)
Let’s stop the injures at the Tracks NOW by giving the Department of Business and Professional Regulation clear Statute Authority to implement a “3 point safety plan”
Require ALL Greyhound Tracks to maintain proper Track Surface
the University of Florida Vet School can help in developing this standard.
Require ALL Greyhound Tracks to install a safety device to remove the lure (the mechanical arm the Greyhounds chase around the track) from the racing service by remote control that has been very successful in avoiding injuries.
Require ALL Greyhound Tracks to insulate the rail in the middle of the Track that is currently exposing 240 volts to people and animals.
No Casinos in Florida.org said in their letter to the Members of the Legislature on 2/27, “We oppose decoupling for several reasons”; The Constitution only allows live dog racing. Our most important concern is that decoupling would allow portability. Allowing decoupling would create one of the biggest gambling loopholes ever. If decoupling is permitted then existing pari-mutuels permits should be put out to public bid.
Please make your plans NOW to visit ALL of the Members of the Legislature in their local Offices in your area next week! Thank you for you are doing.
The future of Greyhound Nation depends on YOU!
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