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Rally in Miami to Help Greyhounds

For nearly two weeks I’ve received a steady stream of e-mails, and probably 1,000 visits to Animal Person, directly related to my January 10 post about defeating Question 3 at the January 29 election. Because of that activity, I thought it was worthwhile to let everyone know that GREY 2K USA President, Christine Dorchak, will be in Miami for a "Mega Rally" on Saturday, January 26, from 1:30-3:00pm. Here’s what you need to know:

On January 29, Miami voters will be asked to allow the county‚Äôs aging dog track, as well two other facilities, to offer Class III, Las Vegas-style slot machine gambling.  The installation of slot machines at Flagler Dog Track would prop up the cruelty of dog racing for years to come. Without slot machines, the track may close!

Directions:   Go to State Road 836 either from I-95 or State Road 826.  Take the 37th Street exit and go south to NW 7th Street.  Turn right on NW 7th Street and park in the Central Shopping Center parking lot across from the dog track.

Please RSVP today by calling Kathy and Ken Pelton at 305-663-4454.  For more information about the January 29 vote, go to

Finally, if you live in Miami remember to vote NO on Question 3 on January 29. 

Yes, you read correctly: This is one of those issues when you may keep some interesting company. The real issue here, for some people, is gambling expansion. I’m not saying they don’t care about the dogs or banning racing, but their focus is stopping the spread of an activity that they believe harms their community. And I don’t care what does the job as long as Greyhound racing ends.

Note that if Question 3 were to pass, there would be little hope of closing the tracks. This is a one-shot deal. The industry is already dying, and it will continue to die if not propped up by something else.


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