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Report: 74 greyhound deaths logged by Florida race tracks

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A new report in the Miami Herald is taking a closer look at how many greyhounds have died since law changes took effect in Florida.

The Herald/Times reviewed death reports during the seven-month period between May 31 and Dec. 31. The reports were taken after a new law passed in 2010. It requires track operators to notify the state within 18 hours of a greyhound's death at a Florida track or racing kennel.

According to reports reviewed by the publications, 74 dogs died on race track property during the selected time period.

The largest number of deaths were reported at Derby Lane in St. Petersburg and Daytona Beach Kennel Club. Each reported 12 deaths, according to the Herald/Times review published Sunday.

The newspaper reporter reached out to state officials for comment, including the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The department is reportedly "collecting information and will take appropriate action if necessary."

Right now, Florida's greyhound industry is not required to report injuries.

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