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Fwd: Good News for Greyhounds in Florida!

From: Andrea B.
Sent on: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:28 AM
Hello Advocates,
     We want to congratulate Grey2K for helping to get legislation passed that will benefit greyhounds in Florida!!--please see story below.  Grey2K needs advocates who will help with their outreach efforts in Florida. You can help by setting up a table and handing out information. See below for more information. Please forward this e-mail to all of your Florida contacts. Thank you!
Renee Rivard
The League of Humane Voters--Florida Chapter
**If you want to help the most animals--with the least amount of effort: Go to our website, become a member, then vote for the animal friendly legislators that we endorse. It's that simple.

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From: GREY2K USA <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Monday, May 20,[masked]:44 PM
Subject: Extra, extra! Greyhounds in the news

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Extra, extra!  Greyhounds in the news
Dear Friends,On Friday, GREY2K USA was featured in two news stories in two different states!In Pennsylvania, Matt Belanger of ABC Channel 4 reported on the 1,400 injuries and 100 deaths to greyhounds racing at a West Virginia dog track. Dogs broke their legs, crushed their skulls and suffered spinal injuries. While Wheeling track officials would not appear on camera, Marci Anderson of Steel City Greyhounds spoke of efforts to save as many dogs as possible.Watch the story now.In Florida, Chris Umpierre of the Fort Myers New-Press announced the passage ofnew humane rules to protect greyhounds at the state's thirteen tracks. These include a prohibition on keeping more than one dog in a racetrack cage and the implentation of weekly inspections by state officials. Sadly, regulations like these might well have prevented the deaths of dozens of greyhounds at Ebro Greyhound Park three years ago.From now on, racing kennels will be required to keep a log of all dogs on site, and to automatically notify the state when a greyhound dies. Those who break the rules may be fined as much as $1,000 for each violation. Read more about these and other new requirementshere.As we all know, information is the key to ending dog racing. Both of these stories were the result of the research and lobbying efforts of GREY2K USA. Please go to our news page to read other media stories featuring these continuing efforts to expose the cruelty of dog racing.Did your greyhound live in a cage?The greyhounds need your voice too! Please help spread the word by volunteering for our public outreach efforts. Hosting rallies and tables or just sharing our information online is the first step. We will provide free brochures, wristbands and other educational items, and you do the rest.Please also see our new online Fundly campaign in which you can post a photo of your greyhound and help educate others about the cruelty of dog necklaceFinally, please make a donation to GREY2K USA today. $25 helps pay for the many public information requests we submit to state governments each month. $50 allows us to print over 1,000 campaign flyers. $100 helps us produce an educational YouTube video. $350 buys a local radio ad, and $1,000 or more helps us hire professional lobbyists in key racing states.This work would be impossible without wonderful people like you joining together to help the greyounds. Thanks for being part of the GREY2K USA team! 

Christine A. Dorchak, Esq.
President, GREY2K USA

Carey M. Theil
Executive Director, GREY2K USA

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