Tag: Protect Dogs–Yes on 13

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 31, 2018
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The Protect Dogs-Yes on 13 campaign has announced endorsements from leaders of the equine community, including world-renowned polo champion Mike Azzaro and two other Hall of Fame inductees. Joining them was Congressman Matt Gaetz, a Northwest Florida Republican, and others. The campaign is promoting passage of Amendment 13, put on the November ballot by the Constitution Revision Commission […]

Staff ReportsJuly 27, 2018
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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 […]

Staff ReportsJuly 25, 2018
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State Rep. Tom Leek, an Ormond Beach Republican, and Democratic House District 47 candidate Anna Eskamani have both endorsed the Protect Dogs-Yes on 13 campaign.  The campaign announced the endorsements late Tuesday. Protect Dogs is promoting passage of Amendment 13, put on the November ballot by the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC). Aimed at ending commercial dog racing in the state, the proposal […]

Staff ReportsJuly 20, 2018
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The political committee looking to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment to ban greyhound racing in Florida brought in just $6,644 last week, according to a new campaign finance report. The Committee to Support Greyhounds opened up last month for the “purpose of promoting greyhound welfare, racing, and adoption, as well as educating the public regarding the life […]

Staff ReportsJuly 18, 2018
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The Protect Dogs-Yes on 13 campaign Wednesday announced it had received endorsements from more current and former lawmakers, civic organizations, animal welfare organizations, and others. Among them: state Sen. Dana Young, a Tampa Republican. “It’s time for Florida to move beyond mandated greyhound racing,” Young said. Usually, pari-mutuels in Florida are required to continue running live dog or horse races to […]

Staff ReportsJuly 13, 2018
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The Protect Dogs-Yes on 13 campaign on Friday announced another round of endorsements. They include current and former lawmakers, greyhound groups, editorial boards, animal welfare organizations, and a local animal shelter, the campaign said in a release. The group is promoting passage of Amendment 13, put on the November ballot by the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC). The […]


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