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Endorsements keep coming for greyhound racing-ban campaign

Former lawmaker and now Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano has endorsed the Protect Dogs-Yes on 13 campaign.

The campaign announced Fasano’s support in yet another list of endorsements released late Thursday. That includes Hallandale Beach Vice Mayor Michele Lazarow

“This is an issue that has local grassroots support throughout the state,” Lazarow said in a statement. “Floridians care about dogs. Dogs are members of our families, and greyhounds are treated in a way we would never treat our own companions.”

The campaign is promoting passage of Amendment 13, put on the November ballot by the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC).

The proposal, which needs at least 60 percent approval to be added to the state constitution, aims at ending commercial dog racing in the state. In Florida, live dog racing is still conducted at 11 tracks.

The latest endorsements also include:

— Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken HaganPlantation Mayor Diane Veltri Bendekovic, Hallandale Beach Mayor Keith LondonHallandale Beach City Commissioner Richard Dally, and Cutler Bay Councilman Roger Coriat

— Pinellas County Young Democrats and Speak Out Brevard. 

— Jacksonville Humane Society, Suncoast Animal League, Animal Allies, Inc., Dudley Doing Right, For Our Friends the Animals, Paws for a Cause-University of Tampa, Fido Friendly, Villages’ Greyhound Dog Club, Sunshine State’s Bichon Frise Club, Daytona Beach German Shepherd Rescue, Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida, Lil Rascals Dog Rescue, NWFL Great Dane Rescue, Pet Rescue by Judy, Sophie’s Circle. 

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