SHUT IT DOWN – NOTHING HAS CHANGED: A Nationwide Rally to End Greyhound Racing in Australia.

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MEDIA RELEASE – 5th April, 2017

This Sunday, 9th April, each state’s capital city will host a rally calling for an end to greyhound racing. The time and location details can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/ShutItDownNationalDayOfAction/

According to Founder of the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds, Dr Eleonora Gullone “Despite the promise of major reforms following inquiries (in Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and NSW), nothing has changed. – In fact, on some measures, things are worse.”

In Queensland:

  • Euthanasia at the track is up by 43.5% in 2016 compared to 2015 and doping of dogs is up by 75%
  • Life bans for live baiting have been reduced to suspended sentences or trivial bans.
  • 40 greyhounds are killed every month”

In Victoria:

  • In the 2014/2015 FY, 3012 registered greyhounds were euthanized – that’s 8 dogs dying every day.
  • As many as 38 out of 40 euthanasia cases are unnecessary.
  • In 2016, there were 3,057 track injuries, 76 on track deaths and 44 dogs injured and listed as retired (more than likely killed off the track).
  • Two times Trainer of the Year winner (2015 and 2016), Jason Formosa disqualified for cutting off his dog’s tail without pain relief and leaving it to become dangerously infected.”

In NSW:

  • Euthanasia at the track is up by 22% in 2016 compared to 2015
  • Doping of race dogs is up by 51% in 2016 compared to 2015
  • In 2016, the risk of a dog dying from racing in NSW was 3.7%.

“In Western Australia:

  • 31 dogs are killed every month
  • Known animal abusers have been inducted into the Hall of Fame or awarded Trainer of the Year.

“In Tasmania: there is an unchanged average of between 15 and 16 on track injuries per week and 5 deaths in a three month period – for both 2015 and 2016.

“No jurisdiction can rule out live baiting and doping of dogs with banned and illegal substances continues unabated.”

Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner Ross Barnett admitted that stamping out live baiting would be harder than ever while Victoria’s Racing Integrity Commissioner Sal Perna, wrote in his 2015 report that ‘live baiting is a known and ongoing issue in greyhound racing’
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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.

5 thoughts on “SHUT IT DOWN – NOTHING HAS CHANGED: A Nationwide Rally to End Greyhound Racing in Australia.”

  1. Hi Elly Just saw this typo:

    Euthanasia at the track is up by 43.5% in *2016* compared to *2016* …..

    On 5 April 2017 at 11:58, Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds wrote:

    > eleonoragullone posted: ” MEDIA RELEASE – 5th April, 2017 This Sunday, 9th > April, each state’s capital city will host a rally calling for an end to > greyhound racing. The time and location details can be found at: > https://www.facebook.com/ShutItDownNationalDayOfAction/ According ” >

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  2. Everyone read these facts and support the voiceless greyhounds who are the only victims in this gambling epidemic

    Like

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