The Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds Inc. was started by several members of the Animal Justice Party with a special interest in greyhounds in 2015 after the Four Corners live baiting expose.
Today the Coalition is a mix of independent greyhound welfare campaigners, representatives of various animal welfare activist groups and representatives of greyhound rescue groups from across Australia.
We are dedicated to exposing the truth behind the greyhound racing industry. Our aim is to lobby governments to close down the industry. Greyhounds are sensitive and intelligent dogs who have the same desires as all dog breeds. The lives lived by greyhounds in the industry are short and filled with misery. Just like their cousins in puppy farms, the vast majority of racing greyhounds are treated like objects for money making. Once their racing career is over at the young age of four or five years, these beautiful animals are discarded like broken objects.
Even during their racing days, they endure lives of confinement in cages. Apart from the two periods of 10 minutes each, per 24 hour cycle when they are let out (as per the code of practice requirements) and when they are racing, they are kept in small enclosures alone. They lack the companionship that dogs, as social animals require.
This is no life for man’s best friend.
We will fight until the day that greyhounds are no longer abused by the racing industry.