Tag: Florida Greyhound Association
Ron DeSantis accepts the Statesman of the Year award. Image via Jacob Ogles.

Jim RosicaAugust 7, 2018
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The 1st District Court of Appeal on Monday agreed to “pass through” to the state’s Supreme Court a case on whether a proposed amendment to end greyhound racing should stay on the November ballot. A unanimous three-judge panel said the matter was “of great public importance,” needing “immediate resolution … due to time constraints related to the pending election and ballot preparation […]

Jim RosicaAugust 2, 2018
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The state has filed a notice of appeal to a circuit judge’s decision that a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at ending dog racing is “defective” and can’t go on the ballot. Edward M. Wenger, the state’s chief deputy solicitor general, filed notice (posted at bottom) Thursday afternoon — one day after Circuit Judge Karen Gievers ruled […]

Jim RosicaAugust 2, 2018
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‘Don’t give up,’ supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at ending dog racing are telling volunteers. A Tallahassee judge on Wednesday ruled that Amendment 13 shouldn’t go on the November ballot, calling it “outright ‘trickeration‘ ” — which opponents have since turned into a social media hashtag and rallying cry. Among other things, Circuit Judge Karen Gievers‘ 27-page order said the amendment’s […]

Jim RosicaAugust 2, 2018
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Saying it “hide(s) the ball” and calling it “outright ‘trickeration,’ ” a Tallahassee judge has ruled that a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at ending dog racing shouldn’t go on the November ballot. But in a statement, Attorney General Pam Bondi – who supports a dog-racing ban – said her office “will appeal this decision immediately and seek […]

Staff ReportsAugust 1, 2018
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More than five dozen greyhound adoption groups in the U.S. and Canada — including 14 in Florida — have formally opposed a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at ending commercial dog racing in the state. Greyhound Adopters for Racing, which also opposes the ban, released the announcement Wednesday. Its statement said the number of groups “reflects the breadth and […]

Staff ReportsJuly 13, 2018
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Photo credit: Van Abernethy Greyhound Adopters for Racing, a new non-profit group, says it has “formed to share its unique perspective on racing greyhounds.” “Racing is not ‘cruel’ or ‘inhumane’ to the dogs,” the organization said in a press release sent Friday. Amendment 13, placed on the November statewide ballot by the 2017-18 Constitution Revision Commission, would outlaw […]

Drew WilsonJuly 10, 2018
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The political committee backing a ballot measure to ban greyhound racing in Florida took in more than $250,000 last month, with much of that cash coming in from a pair of national groups. The Committee to Protect Dogs showed more than $165,000 in contributions between June 1 and June 22, and Grey2K USA Worldwide easily […]

Jim RosicaJune 29, 2018
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A group that supports a proposed constitutional amendment to prohibit betting on greyhound racing won’t be allowed to enter a case against the ban, a Tallahassee judge ruled Friday. Circuit Judge Karen Gievers denied a motion to intervene from the Committee to Protect Dogs, but said it could file a friend-of-the-court brief, as can the Animal Law […]


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