Amendment 13 ends greyhound racing
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Amendment 13 ends greyhound racing


one of the most talked-about amendments that passed last night amendment 13 will now end dog racing by the year 2020 joining 40 other states that already ban the activity the amendment passed by 69 percent last night it needed 60% to pass the question remaining now is what will happen with all those soon to be retired racing dogs new sixes Jim spar vero spoke with the Melbourne grey house park to figure out what’s next in this process greyhound racing in Florida on its last leg 71% of Brevard County voters in favor of setting a final finish line Melbourne greyhound parks saying it will continue racing next year with the last chance for fans to watch in 2020 what happens when dog racing is over to your knowledge what will happen to the dogs I guess the dogs will continue to race in other states or according to president Jim O’Brien be adopted critics of the amendment fear there won’t be enough out-of-state races or forever homes to help thousands of race dogs but Greyhound pet adoption in Melbourne tells us dogs will not be abandoned or put to sleep for years fans of the sport have declined the track says during the season these stands are almost empty but we do have a certain customer a class or group of customers who love the dogs and they come here and they’ve been loyal for years and I hate to take that away from them O’Brien saying turning them away could amount to an annual loss of a quarter million dollars but most money here comes from other gambling like table games it’s gonna still be business as usual here betters in Florida we’ll still be able to bet on dog racing in other states during the season up to 250 greyhounds stay in the Melbourne tracks kennels the end of this racetrack expecting to create a loss of 30 or 40 jobs in Melbourne I’m James spar vero news 6

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