Know Before You Vote - Amendment 13 explained
On November 6th Florida voters will cast their ballots weighing in on 12 Constitutional Amendments ranging from voting rights for felons to dog racing to offshore drilling.
If you don’t know what the amendments are now – you could find yourself spending over a half an hour reading them all.
Amendment 13: Proposed Ban on Dog Racing
Dog racing in Florida dates back to the 1920's.
- A yes vote would end betting on dog racing by 2020.
Florida has 11 out of the 17 dog tracks nation wide and is only one of six states that still allows dog racing.
Supporters of the amendment say Greyhounds used in the races often test positive for drugs, are caged for 20-23 hours a day, are fed poor quality food, and are discarded when they can't race anymore.
Florida is also one of two states where Greyhound injuries do not have to be reported.
Opponents of the amendment say Greyhound racing provides jobs and has been in families for generations.
- A no vote would continue to allow bets on dog racing.