81 Adoption Groups Say No to 13



Number of Greyhound Adoption Groups Urging the Public to Vote

NO on Amendment 13 Doubles, but Their Perspective

Remains Largely Unreported in the Media

August 21, 2018 ​– 81 Greyhound adoption groups from around the U.S. and Canada, including 16 groups in Florida, have now come out publicly against the proposed ban on Florida Greyhound racing, more than doubling the number of Greyhound adoption groups which are supporting racing since the coalition Greyhound Adopters for Racing originally announced this phenomenon. All 81 groups are urging Florida voters to vote NO on proposed Amendment 13, which would effectively ban professional Greyhound racing in Florida, if the measure gets past the recent judicial finding that the Amendment language is “outright trickeration.”

“The contrast couldn’t be more stark,” said Dr. Jennifer Ng, the veterinarian and Greyhound adoption volunteer who is president of the coalition. “The intentionally misnamed ‘Protect Dogs’ organization has the money and support of extremist national animal rights organizations, politicians, minor celebrities, a few civic organizations and businesses, and, of all people, several polo players. It’s a safe bet that most of these supporters have never touched a racing Greyhound, much less been in a racing kennel or experienced Greyhounds coming off the track and into pet homes. Eighty-one adoption groups and the hundreds of Greyhound adoption volunteers they represent have extensive experience with racing Greyhounds right off the track, and are undisputedly Greyhound welfare experts. That so many Greyhound adoption groups from around the country, who know racing Greyhounds and deal with them every day of the year, would come out in opposition to banning Greyhound racing, speaks volumes about whether racing is ‘cruel’ or ‘inhumane’ to the dogs as the animal rights activists and their uninformed supporters claim,” she said. “Many of these groups rehome Florida racing Greyhounds right off the track, and they know from seeing, touching

and working with the Greyhounds that they are well cared for while racing.”

The story remains the most underreported aspect of the media’s coverage of the pro-racing versus anti-racing debate in Florida and other states. Most of the reportage simply trots out the usual spokespersons with the usual quotes, while leaving the unique and unbiased perspective of the mainstream Greyhound adoption community, which doesn’t fit the traditional narrative, largely unreported.

Here are the 81 Greyhound adoption groups which are urging Florida voters to vote NO on proposed Amendment 13 at the time of this press release:

4 Greyhound Racers

ACT Greyhounds

Adopt A Greyhound Atlanta

Adoptable Greythounds of Florida

Alabama Greyhound Rescue and Adoption Center

Allies for Greyhounds

Arizona Adopt A Greyhound

Awesome Greyhound Adoptions

Bay Area Greyhound Adoptions

Bluegrass Greyhound Adoption

Box to the Wire Greyhound Adoption

California Greyhound Adoption Promotion

Camp Greyhound

Connecticut Greyhound Adoption (GPA)

Crazy for Greyhounds Adoption

Everything Grey Greyhound Haven

Everything Greyt

Fast Friends Greyhound Adoption Sarasota

FastK9’s Greyhound Adoption

Fly Girls United

Forever Home Greyhound Adoptions

Gemini’s Pampered Greyhounds

Gillian’s Greyhound Adoption

God’s Greyts Greyhound Group

Going Home Greyhounds

Gold Coast Greyhound Adoptions

GPA Charleston

GPA Greater Northwest

GPA Massachusetts Adoption Center

GPA Tampa Bay

Greyed A Greyhound Assistance and Placement Services

Greyhound Action League of Buffalo

Greyhound Adoption of Ohio

Greyhound Alliance

Greyhound Angels Adoption of New Jersey

Greyhound Crossroads

Greyhound Pet Adoption Florida Southeast

Greyhound Pets of America — Canada

Greyhound Pets of America Indianapolis

Greyhound Pets of America Lexington

Greyhound Pets of Arizona

Greyhound Pets of Atlantic Canada

Greyhound Placement Service of New Hampshire

Greyhound Rescue Foundation of Tennessee

Greyhound Rescue of New York

Greyhound Support Transport

Greyhounds as Pets Northeast Florida

Greyt Love Retirement

Greytful Hearts Greyhound Rescue

Greythounds of Eastern Michigan

GST’s Sun State Greyhound Adoption

Halfway Home Greyhound Adoption

Hounds of the Heartland

Iowa Greyhound Park Adoption Center

It’s a Grey Area Greyhound Adoption

James River Greyhounds

Keystone Greyhounds

Mid-South Greyhound Adoption Option

Midwest Greyhound Adoption

Music City Greyhound Adoption

New Mexico Greyhound Connection (GPA)

Northern Greyhound Adoptions

Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption

Northern Sky Greyhound Adoption Association

Northwest Canadian Greyhound League

Paws on the Mountain Greyhound Adoption

Personalized Greyhounds

PRO Greyhound

Project Racing Home Greyhound Adoptions

Pups Without Partners Greyhound Adoption

Pure Michigan Greyhound Adoption (GPA)

Racing Home Greyhound Adoption

Rainbow’s End Greyhound Adoption

Running the Rail Greyhound Adoption

Second Chance Greyhounds

Southern California Greyhound Adoption Legion

Star City Greyhound Adoptions

Sunburst Project

The League of Extraordinary Greyhounds

Triangle Greyhound Society

Wheeling Island Greyhound Adoption Center

New image of the 81 groups opposing 13. Photo: Steve Uyehara. Used with permission.

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