California Voters Proclaim End of Dog Racing

On November 6th, California voted overwhelmingly to end the inhumane practice of dog racing

On November 6th, California voters overwhelmingly voted to end the inhumane practice of dog racing. Proposion 12 passed by an incredible 62% margin. This means that the days of betting on greyhounds with broken bones and bleeding ulcers will soon come to an end in California, leaving Florida as the only remaining dog racing state in the country.

This is a tremendous victory for dogs and those who care about them!

The days of betting on greyhounds with broken bones and bleeding ulcers will soon come to an end

  • The days of betting on greyhounds with broken bones and bleeding ulcers will soon come to an end when California becomes the 39th state to prohibit dog racing by the end of 2020.
  • California voters approved Proposition 12, a ballot measure banning the sale of meat or eggs from animals kept in cages too small for them to stand up or lie down comfortably.

But there is a much more disturbing reality behind dog racing that many people are unaware of.

The dogs don’t get to enjoy the benefits of being a pet; they’re bred solely for racing and confined in cages most their lives until they become “too old” – then they’re killed or abandoned. These dogs are not even considered pets by those who operate these tracks; they’re just purebreds numbers used as pawns.

For most part, this is a dying industry because it’s not only cruel but also financially unsustainable.

Prop 12 passed by 62%!

Prop 12 passed by 62%! That’s pretty crazy, right? What does that even mean?

It means that Californians have voted to end dog racing. They also voted to ban the sale of eggs from hens kept in tiny cages. This law also requires that calves raised for veal and breeding pigs be given more space. The new rules will go into effect in 2020 and will require farmers to house these animals with at least 1 square foot of floor space per hen, 24 square feet per calf or 54 square feet per breeding pig.

In Florida, the only other state in the country where dog racing persists,

In Florida, the only other state in the country where dog racing persists, voters will have the opportunity to end it via a ballot initiative this November. Currently, state law allows racetracks to continue operating until they cease dog racing. Two of the three remaining venues have announced plans to stop by 2020 and 2021, respectively.

Animal advocates want to see an outright ban that would close those venues even sooner and prevent any from reopening in the future. In 2017, Florida’s legislature passed a bill that would end greyhound racing by 2021 and impose fines for tracks that failed to decertify their kennels once racing ended. That measure was signed into law by Rick Scott (R), but since his successor – former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D) – has voiced support for banning dog racing altogether, advocates are optimistic they can push through legislation on the 2018 ballot.

but fortunately, a ballot initiative there has gathered the necessary signatures to appear before voters next year.

It has been a long time coming, but we are one step closer to ending dog racing in America.

Florida has the dubious distinction of being the only state in the country with active greyhound racing tracks, and it’s shameful that average citizens had to take it upon themselves to end this brutality. We should be working hard to bring an end to this cruelty, as well as supporting our own efforts here at GREY2K USA and GAPA (Greyhound Protection Act), which has been working hard for this change. In addition, support from other countries is needed as well because there are still 56 dogs racing at the Canidrome in Macau! And while England may have ended dog racing there last year, they still have 25 rescue organizations that are trying desperately just to cover their costs and feed all these dogs.

Californians have put an end to a barbaric practice

California voters recently voted to end dog racing. This makes California the last state in the US to end dog racing, as the practice had already been banned by 41 other states and in Puerto Rico. A margin of 62% favored ending dog racing. It is estimated that there are about 1,200 dogs currently being used for racing in California. The passage of this bill comes after years of campaigning by the Humane Society of the United States and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

It’s a fact: dogs make people happy. They’re cute, intelligent, loyal, and friendly—dog lovers would say they’re basically perfect! And naturally human beings want to be around them when we can, which is why so many people do things like watch Dogs 101 on YouTube or even own their own pups themselves!

It’s also not surprising that most people care about dogs’ welfare as well—when you love animals as much as many people do, you don’t want them being mistreated in any way.

So when you put two and two together—people love being around dogs and they care about them—it’s clear that putting an end to things like dog racing makes sense from an ethical standpoint!

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