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Bill would end Florida ban on "dwarf-tossing"

Rep. Ritch Workman speaks in the House chamber. Photo Credit: Ana Goni-Lessan

When wet T-shirt contests and mechanical bulls weren't enough to attract crowds to bars in the 1980s, some bar owners began the spectacle of "dwarf-tossing" -- launching little people for the amusement of an audience.

Groups representing dwarfs or little people called the activity dehumanizing and reminiscent of circus sideshow days.

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