Greyhound Advocates File Suit To Overturn Florida's Racing Ban

Republican Governor Ron DeSantis and his administration have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a 2018 constitutional amendment that bans greyhound racing in Florida.

Members of the greyhound industry allege in a lawsuit that they have been denied due process after voters approved Amendment 13, which will phase out greyhound racing in Florida by January 2021.

The amendment also makes it illegal to offer wagers on dog races within Florida, although gamblers can bet on races in other states, such as West Virginia, Alabama or Texas.

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