The internal documents revealing that senior greyhound racing administrators were actively strategizing to downplay live baiting just days before the illegal practice was exposed by the ABC Four Corners program make it clear that cleaning up the industry is impossible. Now that that there is hard evidence that GRNSW officials knew about the systemic serious… Continue reading When is enough, enough? More corruption evidence regarding GRNSW .
End the suffering in the greyhound racing industry Friday, March 6, 2015 By Greg McFarlane Greyhounds love to run but they have to be taught to race. The ABC’s Four Corners recently exposed the practice of live baiting in the multi-billion dollar greyhound racing industry. It showed greyhound trainers strapping piglets, possums and other animals… Continue reading An excellent summary of greyhound racing cruelty by Greg McFarlane
Killing “The racing career of greyhounds is quite short with most greyhounds only racing between about 1 and 3-4 years of age. As well as retiring greyhounds, there are greyhounds which never even make it to the track, creating a glut of animals needing rehoming. Many animals are being euthanased, despite being perfectly healthy, creating… Continue reading Quotes from industry participants
When, in my role as manager of the Animal Justice Party’s (AJP) greyhound racing campaign, I asked former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett (premier between 1992 and 1999) for his support on the AJP’s position on the greyhound racing industry, Mr Kennett went beyond agreeing with the AJP's phase-out policy and said “greyhound racing should be… Continue reading Former Victorian Premier declares his support for a ban on greyhound racing
Excessive breeding and killing of young, healthy dogs. On average, 20,000 greyhounds are born each year. Only around 3,000 of these dogs qualify for racing. The vast majority of the remainder are killed. Despite overbreeding and excessive killing, governments encourage more breeding with taxpayer funded breeding incentives. Mass graves reveal evidence of inhumane killing (e.g.,… Continue reading The Facts about the Australian Greyhound Racing Industry