| CURRENT EVENTS Greyhound racing was banned in Florida yesterday

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It wasn't the "adopt a dog thing" that caught my attention, it was the racing news.

Pretty big industry down there...PBJ made a lot of money. Makes me wonder, he still in that business? @bamachine
 

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Owned a greyhound, great dog. Would own another in a heartbeat. Terrible living conditions many are in.


With more than 5.3 million votes, Amendment 13 overwhelmingly passed on Tuesday with 69% approval. The new legislation will outlaw the popular betting sport in the state by Dec. 31, 2020, putting 11 racetracks in the state out of business.
$200m and the state is subsidizing them?

The Greyhound Protection Amendment would reduce gambling by more than $200 million a year — a step that will put tax dollars back into the pockets of hard-working families across the state. This is because the state spends between $1 million and $3.3 million of your tax dollars annually to subsidize this dying industry since regulatory costs exceed revenues.
 

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But now some or a lot of these greyhound will be put to death. That is the sad thing about this Amend passing.
 

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They'll get adopted.
 

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It wasn't the "adopt a dog thing" that caught my attention, it was the racing news.

Pretty big industry down there...PBJ made a lot of money. Makes me wonder, he still in that business? @bamachine
Not sure. Do not pay too much attention to his recent business dealings.
 

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We always pass the track in Ebro on the way to the beach. That's a good piece of property. Wonder what will become of it?
 

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