Don’t Drug Racing Greyhounds With Cocaine

Target: Richard Corcoran, Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives

Goal: Do not allow cocaine to be present in the systems of Florida’s racing greyhounds.

Greyhounds in Florida, already controversially being forced to race each other, may be legally allowed to be given cocaine if a new bill passes. Misleadingly named the “Greyhound Safety Act,” this legislation would permit “environmental levels” of “prohibited substances” in the racing dogs’ systems rather than forbidding the use of those substances. This means that, if it passes, the number of dogs given cocaine is likely to vastly increase (already nearly 50 greyhounds in Florida’s racing system tested positive for cocaine since 2008).

About 8,000 dogs are a part of Florida’s greyhound racing industry, and are put at risk by this bill. According to reports, one greyhound dies every three days in Florida as it is. Florida Representative Jared Moskowitz says that although he cannot speak for the House Speaker, he called the Florida Greyhound Association’s introduction of this bill a “satire,” and Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith tweeted, “Only in (Tallahassee) would the industry solution to the epidemic of cocaine and steroid use in greyhounds be to legalize cocaine and steroid use in greyhounds.” Sign below to demand the protection of these innocent greyhounds and the dismissal of this ridiculous bill.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear House Speaker Corcoran,

The absurdly named “Greyhound Safety Act” is, as Rep. Moskowitz puts it, a “satire” that must not be passed. Rather than protecting dogs who are already cruelly being forced to race in Florida’s greyhound racing industry, the bill instead puts those 8,000 dogs at risk.

The “Greyhound Safety Act” would make it legal for amounts of cocaine to be detected in a racing dog’s system. This is inhumane and dangerous—the exact opposite of a ‘safety act.’ Already, a greyhound reportedly dies every three days in Florida. Please do not allow that number to skyrocket by legalizing the use of cocaine in racing greyhounds. I urge you to reject the “Greyhound Safety Act.”

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Rainer Hungershausen

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84 Comments

  1. IF DOG RACING IS BANNED ALL OVER THE WORLD—NO NEED TO FIGHT OVER PROTECTING DOGS FROM COCAINE–THESE SCUM BAGS ARE SO THIRSTY FOR BLOOD MONEY–I HOPE THEY ALL BE WIPED OFF THE FACE OF THIS EARTH–YES ALL ANIMAL ABUSERS–POOR DOGS ARE RACING TO END THEIR LIFE CRUELLY….BAN DOG RACING.

  2. Greyhounds should never have been bred in the first place. But since they are here, they should not be racing – only protected and saved from further harm. Greyhound racing ought to be banned on a global scale.

  3. Jennifer Day says:

    WTF!!! Dog tracks just need to be worldwide Closed!!! This is so wrong! Everything about dog racing!!
    #deathsentenceforanimalcruelty

  4. This petition is ridiculous!!! How about a petition to ban the Dog Tracks Period.

  5. Ban this now arseholes

  6. Lynne Sapienza says:

    How low can this society sink in the sheer callusness to where nothing that breathes has any shred of decency Or concern for its life.

    We torture, drug, and abuse to limitless extremes for the almighty dollar.

    how completely disgusting

  7. Signed! Please sign.

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