Greyhound Breeding Incentives to be reintroduced in Victoria – A Reform Backflip?

 

  • Following the 2015 greyhound racing live baiting expose, the discovery of several mass graves turned attention to industry “wastage” involving the killing of thousands of young and healthy dogs.

http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2015/02/16/4178920.htm

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/some-of-the-55-greyhounds-in-mass-grave-may-have-been-beaten-to-death/news-story/240bad5d19ec5bdbb786d02ee44a0ac5

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/mass-grave-images-show-keinbah-greyhounds-killed-in-groups-20160720-gq9qa3.html

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/greyhound-trainer-and-family-banned-over-mass-grave-20170815-gxwnbq.html

 

  • In July, 2015, Victorian racing minister Martin Pakula announced an end to the Breeding Incentive Scheme and emphasized animal welfare initiatives including reducing the numbers of greyhound being bred.

http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/greyhound-racing-announces-end-to-breeding-incentive-scheme/

 

  • The industry’s never-ending cycle of breeding and killing of young and healthy dogs is unpalatable to the community and has led to several national rallies to end the industry.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-07/greyhound-racing-national-rallies-call-for-end-to-sport/7146758

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-29/greyhound-racing-rally-aims-to-influence-inquiry-outcome/7123826

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-02/greyhound-racing-ban-hundreds-protesters-march-to-nsw-parliament/7683492

 

  • In 2016, Greyhound Racing Victoria’s annual report reveals that over 3000 registered greyhounds (more than 8 dogs per day) were killed in 2015-2016 for reasons including “end of career decisions by their owners.”

http://www.camdenadvertiser.com.au/story/4255565/more-than-3000-greyhounds-put-down/?cs=2452

 

  • Greyhounds Australasia estimates include that 7,000 greyhounds per year do not make it to the track (40% of all greyhounds whelped) and leaked information revealed that the industry has been responsible for the deaths of anywhere between 13,000 and 17,000 healthy greyhounds per year.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-28/nsw-greyhound-racing-industry-in-crisis-inquiry-hears/6809724

 

  • The industry’s killing of thousands of young healthy was largely responsible for the 2016 NSW ban announced by Mike Baird.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-20/greyhound-racing-ban-nsw-explained/7622052

 

  • In April this year, the Industry Consultative Group (ICG) of Greyhound Racing Victoria advised that the introduction of breeding incentive and reward schemes were crucial to restoring industry confidence.

https://www.grv.org.au/news/2017/04/11/icg-breeding-incentives-crucial-industry-confidence/

 

 

  • Earlier this month, GRV released a “Proposed Prize Money and Breeders’ Incentives Package” that is intended to be implemented later this year. The proposed package will deliver around $3.1 Million in returns to participants including more money to trainers and payment to breeders.

http://www.grv.org.au/prize-money-proposal/

 

 

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  1. That is total bullshit,the trainers now are ringing Forster people up & saying take these dogs or there going to be youthiasised,bloody bribebry & there is to many greys on the waiting list waiting to be forstered,they can’t find homes now & you want them to breed more so they can be killed because there not fast enough. This is a file industry & nothing is going to change,you lie through your teeth. Let greyhounds be dogs & be loved not go from cage to car ,track,car & back to cage. Disgusting

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