Protect greyhounds

 

Kudos to the Speaker of the House Will Weatherford for his work to help pass the tuition bill and, as he said, “make sure there was a vote — not that there was a guarantee of passage, but that this issue had its day on the floor of the Senate.”

Why didn’t he give the same courtesy to the humane and compassionate HB 933, the Greyhound Injury Reporting Bill? The speaker refused to bring the bill to the House floor to be voted on. He has the authority to waive any rules necessary to make this happen; it is done all the time, but he decided not to let the bill have its day on the floor of the House.

It had passed the Senate floor 40-0 and, it was clear to many in the know that we had the votes on the House floor to pass it. Why did he take sides with the greyhound racing industry, which was against this humane and common-sense piece of legislation?

Ken Pelton, Cooper City

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