Here are some of the community leaders who have spoken out against the state policy of mandating and subsidizing greyhound racing

Elected Officials and Community Leaders

Lara Trump
Matt Gaetz, US Congressman
Rick Scott, US Senator and former Governor of Florida
Pam Bondi, former Attorney General of Florida
Kayleigh McEnany, former White House Press Secretary
Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas
Andrew Gillum, former Florida Gubernatorial Candidate
Sean Shaw, former Candidate for Florida Attorney General
Mitch Carmichael, Economic Development Director and former Senate President
Stephen Smith, Co-Chair of West Virginia Can’t Wait (Charleston)
Paula Jean Swearengin, former Candidate for United States Senate (Coal City)

Senator Rollan Roberts (Raleigh)
Senator Dave Sypolt (Kingwood)
Senator Patrick Martin (Weston)
Senator Robert Karnes (Helvetia)
Senator Jack David Woodrum (Hinton)
Senator Eric Nelson (Charleston)

Delegate Dean Jeffries (Elkview)
Delegate Jeffrey Pack (Cool Ridge)
Delegate Cody Thompson (Randolph)
Delegate Roger Conley (Vienna)
Delegate Riley Keaton (Spencer)
Delegate Johnnie Wamsley III (Point Pleasant)
Delegate Doug Smith (Princeton)
Delegate Austin Haynes (Oak Hill)
Delegate Tom Fast (Fayetville)
Delegate Caleb Hanna (Fenwick)
Delegate Carl “Robbie” Martin
Delegate George Miller (Buckhannon)
Delegate Jim Barach (Charleston)
Delegate Wayne Clark (Charles Town)
Cabell County Commissioner Kelli Sobonya
Hampshire County Commissioner Robert Hott
Wood County Commissioner David Blair Couch

Editorial Boards and News Organizations

Charleston Gazette-Mail
Huntington Herald-Dispatch
Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Animal Wellness Magazine
Earth Talk/E Magazine
Fido Friendly
The New Barker

Civic Organizations

Americans for Prosperity-West Virginia
The Federation of Humane Organizations of West Virginia
West Virginia Family Foundation
WV Voters for Animal Welfare
Greater Clarksburg Evangelistic Association

West Virginia Veterinarians

Dr. Farrah Austin, DVM, Grace Animal Hospital (Bridgeport)
Dr. Jacqueline Chevalier, DVM, Merritts Creek Veterinary Center (Huntington)
Dr. Romina Cohen, DVM, Inwood Animal Center (Inwood)
Dr. April Munique, DVM, Happy Trails Veterinary Clinic (Princeton)
Dr. Shawn Sette, DVM (Hurricane)
Dr. Ronald Smith, DVM (Charleston)
Dr. Jennifer Staley, DVM, Huntington Dog and Cat Hospital (Huntington)
Dr. William C. Streit, DVM, MS, All Creatures Veterinary Clinic (Princeton)
Dr. Jonathan R. Warner, DVM (Elkview)
Dr. Steve Zucker, DVM, MS, Animal Medical Center (Morgantown)

Local Animal Shelters and Rescue Groups

Al’s Angels Animal Rescue (Oak Hill)
Animal Outreach Project (Buckhannon)
Briggs Animal Adoption Center (Charles Town)
Friends for Life, Inc. (Lewisburg)
Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue (Shoals)
Humane Society of Pocahontas County (Marlinton)
Little Victories Animal Rescue (Ona)
Mineral County Humane Society (Keyser)
Neighborhood C.A.T. (Middleway)
Nicholas County Humane Society (Summersville)
Weston Friends of Ferals and Strays (Weston)

West Virginia Businesses

American Dream Realty (Scott Depot)
Torre Design (Cross Lanes)

Animal Protection Groups

GREY2K USA Worldwide
GREY2K USA Education Fund
Animal Wellness Action
Animal Wellness Foundation
The National Humane Education Society
The Humane Society of the United States
Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association
Doris Day Animal League
Humane Society Legislative Fund
Best Friends Animal Society

Greyhound Adoption Organizations

National Greyhound Adoption Program
Finger Lakes Adopt A Grey
Greyhound Adoptions of Florida
Greyhound Rescue and Adoptions of Tampa Bay
Greyhound Rescue Austin
Kansas City Retired Greyhounds as Pets
Minnesota Greyhound Rescue
MotorCity Greyhound Rescue
The Villages Greyhound Dog Club


Conrad Lucas, former Chairman of the West Virginia Republican Party
Steve McElroy, former Executive Director of the West Virginia Democratic Party
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