Analysis of greyhound racing injuries, Oct-Dec 2020, NSW

by Jeff White, Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds The racing injury and death report (officially called "Analysis of Greyhound Racing Injuries") for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2020 has been released by the NSW Greyhound Welfare & Integrity Commission. Here are the highlights: Catastrophic injuries leading to sudden death or euthanasia A total of... Continue Reading →

For the record – can GWIC provide proof of life for missing greyhounds?

On 14 October 2020, news.com.au published an article titled ‘More than 2300 missing greyhounds feared killed in NSW.’ This article quoted from a study by the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds titled 'Disappeared Greyhounds FY 19/20'. The study found that 2,338 greyhounds born in NSW over the previous four years could not be accounted... Continue Reading →

The lowdown on SLO

by Dr. Belinda Oppenheimer BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS SLO, short for Symmetrical Lupoid Onchodystrophy, is a rare disease of dogs affecting the nails of the paws. While a very uncommon condition, certain breeds appear predisposed, including the greyhound. SLO is an autoimmune condition. It can be thought of as a highly specific version of lupus in... Continue Reading →

Australian greyhound exports – going, going, gone?

by Jeff White, International Reporter, Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds A racing greyhound at Macau’s Canidrome racetrack, where dogs were routinely destroyed if they underperformed. Source: Animals Australia For many years Australia was the world’s biggest exporter of greyhounds. As recently as 2015, official government export statistics for the year showed 200 gone to... Continue Reading →

Who sponsors the carnage in Victoria?

Victoria is the country's deadliest state for greyhounds. 53 greyhounds have been killed on Victoria's tracks so far in 2020. More than 2,500 have suffered injury. The following scenes from Victoria are just a small selection of the pain and suffering that greyhounds have to endure. Warragul - Fifteen Love - muscle injuryThe Meadows -... Continue Reading →

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