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UKC Opposes Amendment 13 in Florida

Vote NO on Amendment 13.

September 28, 2018

Amendment 13 in Florida will effectively end all Greyhound racing in the state. While Greyhound racing is not a UKC sport, UKC stands in support of working dogs and opposes Amendment 13.

United Kennel Club is well aware of the devastating implications should this pass, not only in Florida, but for all of us that enjoy the beauty of a working animal and the potential ramifications there could be for other sports. The end of one longstanding canine sport will only open the door for an attack on other sports. UKC believes in events that highlight canine instincts and heritage, and Greyhounds were bred to race.

United Kennel club is strongly against this amendment and urges all dog owners to help Florida keep Greyhounds racing. Vote NO on Amendment 13.

Read more about Amendment 13

Additional UKC Position Statements

A Kalamazoo, Michigan-based company founded in 1898, United Kennel Club is the largest all-breed performance-dog registry in the world, registering dogs from all 50 states and 25 foreign countries. Celebrating the unique Total Dog philosophy, UKC events highlight the instincts and heritage of dogs that look and perform equally well, as more than 60 percent of its annually licensed events are tests of hunting ability, training, and instinct. United Kennel Club prides itself on its family-oriented, friendly, educational events, welcoming both purebred dogs and dogs of unknown ancestry.

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