Should racing greyhounds in Florida be able to legally have trace amounts of cocaine in their systems? The Florida Greyhound Association, a group of racing dog breeders and owners, thinks so.
They've introduced the misleadingly named "Greyhound Safety Act," which would allow “environmental levels” of “prohibited substances” in the systems of the state's racing dogs.
Since 2008, 46 dogs have tested positive for cocaine in Florida’s cruel greyhound racing industry. If this act is passed by Florida state legislators, that number will likely skyrocket. Florida currently has 12 operating greyhound racing tracks, with about 8,000 dogs that could be affected.
"This is not serious policy. This is satire," said state Rep. Jared Moskowitz. "(The industry) is recognizing that dog racing is coming to an end, and they are throwing every ridiculous idea to see what sticks."
The "Greyhound Safety Act" will further endanger racing dogs. According to a GREY2K USA report, a greyhound dies every three days in Florida. While Florida (and Alabama) don't publicly report greyhound injuries, 11,722 injuries were documented nationwide from 2008 to 2015.
Please sign and share this petition telling Florida state representatives not to pass this ridiculous "safety" act.