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FL House Approves Steroid Ban For Greyhounds

Rainer Hungershausen
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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.
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Credit Rainer Hungershausen
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The Florida Channel
Greyhounds racing

The Florida House has approved a proposal banning the use of steroids in greyhound racing.  

Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-Coral Springs) says owners use the drugs to keep dogs from going into heat.

“Because if those female greyhounds are in heat they can’t race and they have to get new dogs on the track to race.  So they give them this to stop that so that they can race.  It’s just about money.  That’s it.”

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle approved the measure.  An identical bill in the senate has one stop left before the floor.

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Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.