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H.R. 3894: Greyhound Protection Act of 2023

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Fortunately, the bill would still allow Greyhound Bus Lines.


While horse racing remains popular, the tide has turned solidly against racing greyhound dogs in recent years. Critics on both sides of the political aisle have cited issues including dogs being confined in repressive cages outside of racing time, drug enhancement on the animals, and some trainers who kill dogs that don’t make the cut.

Greyhound racing is now almost completely extinct in the U.S. Most of the remaining holdout states ended the practice just in the last few years, including Florida in 2020Alabama in 2020Arkansas in 2022, and Iowa in 2022.

Today, only two active greyhound race tracks remain operational in the entire country: Wheeling Island Casino & Racetrack and Mardi Gras …

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Salud Carbajal

Sponsor. Representative for California's 24th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 7, 2023
Length: 8 pages
Jun 7, 2023
118th Congress (2023–2025)

Introduced on Jun 7, 2023

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32 Cosponsors (17 Republicans, 15 Democrats)

2% chance of being enacted (details)


Jun 7, 2023

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