Live export of Australian greyhounds

If you thought that the way greyhound is treated is pretty bad already and if you are among the many voices being heard to end the criminal, corrupt and horrifically cruel greyhound racing industry in the Australian states and territories, I am afraid that it gets worse for greyhounds.

In addition to the 17,000 plus being killed here. Every year, nearly 1,000 more are exported to other countries, including China and Macau and other locations where there are no animal welfare laws to protect them. Exportation of greyhounds is done under the federal jurisdiction.

The numbers of greyhounds exported can be seen in the attachment.

Please write to our federal agriculture MP – Barnaby Joyce and tell him that you want him to ban the exportation of our dogs.

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Parliamentarian?MPID=E5D

greyhound export figures

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Author: eleonoragullone

I am an author, adjunct associate professor in psychology and have advocated for animal welfare for more than 15 years. On the basis of my extensive research, I can confidently argue that if we cultivate a culture of compassion toward all of our non-human citizens, including those currently exploited for human use (such as food, sport and experimentation), current and future generations will benefit through reduced antisocial and violent behaviour toward all sentient beings including humans. Over my 25-year career as an academic, I have published over 100 scholarly articles in refereed academic journals and have also conducted a number of projects examining the link between aggression toward humans and cruelty toward animals. In 2000, I founded a group within the Australian Psychological Society focused on promoting positive interactions between humans and animals. This work has resulted in several scholarly publications including a book published in 2012, titled Animal cruelty, Antisocial Behaviour and Aggression: More than a link.

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