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FAKC MeetingsFAKC holds at least one meeting of delegates representing its member clubs, in August of each year. At those annual meetings, FAKC's officers are nominated and elected, and topics important to the welfare of dogs in the State of Florida are discussed, debated, and voted upon.

Our next meeting will be in August 2019, at the Sheraton Orlando North Hotel, 600 N. Lake Destiny Drive, Maitland, FL 32751. Directions are here.


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President's Message

FAKC President's Message

October 2018

By Susan Smith

The Florida Association of Kennel Clubs, Inc., (FAKC) strongly opposes Amendment 13 on the November 6, 2018, ballot and asks people to vote NO.

Amendment 13 isn't really about Greyhound racing otherwise the wording "or any member of the Canis Familiaris subspecies" would not have been included.  It's a front for much more.  Clearly the intent is to establish a legal foothold in the Florida Constitution that can be used to go after legitimate activities, such as but not limited to, lure coursing, herding competitions, hunting, terrier go-to-ground events, Parson (Jack) Russell terrier races at horse shows and county fairs, agility, flyball, dock diving and even 4-H events.

"The humane treatment of animals is a fundamental value of the people of the State of Florida." is wording in the amendment although it doesn't appear on the ballot.  Reasonable people don't want animals treated inhumanely.  By including this wording, it alludes that Greyhound racing dogs are treated inhumanely.  Florida law provides for criminal prosecution of all persons - including participants in Greyhound racing - who keep dogs in abusive or neglectful conditions; therefore, racing Greyhounds are subject to multiple levels of legislative and regulatory protections.

It is standard procedure for animal extremists to malign people and industries involved with animals.  They will go to any lengths (deception, misinformation, manipulation) to accomplish their goals.

"What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant.  The evil is not what they say about their causes, but what they say about their opponents." - Robert Kennedy

A "NO VOTE" to Amendment 13 is protection of animal welfare.

Thank you, Susan Smith, President