Is the widespread use of basket and barking muzzles during training and kennelling detrimental to the well-being of greyhounds?

One of the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds committee members saw the following article in GRV's monthly magazine. The arguments are being made by Andrew Copley that barking muzzles help stop dogs from becoming dehydrated and that wearing them reduces their stress. What a load of bollocks! If the trainers are so concerned about… Continue reading Is the widespread use of basket and barking muzzles during training and kennelling detrimental to the well-being of greyhounds?

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Submission by the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds, Inc. (CPG) for the Draft Victorian Code of Practice for the Keeping of Greyhounds.

Below is our submission regarding the Draft Victorian Code of Practice for the Keeping of Greyhounds.  Please use it as a guide for your own submission. Please note. If you want to cut and paste, the best thing to do is to save the blog as a pdf file and cut and paste from the… Continue reading Submission by the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds, Inc. (CPG) for the Draft Victorian Code of Practice for the Keeping of Greyhounds.

The Greyhound Racing Industry makes a Questionable Economic Contribution to Victoria but is Unquestionably Harmful.

  The recently released “Size and Scope of the Victorian Greyhound Racing Industry” report [1], states that in 2015-2016, the industry was responsible for generating more than $408.6 million dollars in value added contribution to the Victorian economy. The claim is made by GRV that “Greyhound racing contributes hundreds of millions of dollars annually to… Continue reading The Greyhound Racing Industry makes a Questionable Economic Contribution to Victoria but is Unquestionably Harmful.

Greyhound Racing: Being a Rescuer in an Industry based on Exploitation.

Mia the rescue greyhound

  The Greyhound Racing Industry in Australia is responsible for the breeding and discarding of thousands of young and healthy dogs every single year. In NSW alone, over the last decade, 97,783 pups were whelped and only 391 were rehomed by the industry adoption program (GAP). See table below. In its report to the NSW… Continue reading Greyhound Racing: Being a Rescuer in an Industry based on Exploitation.

Grey2K USA Greyhound Racing Factsheet

Attached is a pdf of Grey2K USA - Worldwide's factsheet for Greyhound racing around the world. This article gives an up-to-date summary of the industry around the world. GREY2K-USA-WORLDWIDE-DOG-RACING-FACT-SHEET-MAY-2017.pdf "Australia, reported 3,006 litters in 2015. Using the conservative estimate of six pups per litter, the industry bred approximately 18,036 greyhounds that year. In 2015, only 11,732… Continue reading Grey2K USA Greyhound Racing Factsheet

Media Release 4 May 2017 Racing Appeals & Disciplinary Board

This report makes for  disturbing reading. See it here: media_release_lrr42.1_gar106(1)(a)_gar1...13176d-cad7-41e4-b632-030422d4f719.pdf Despite the obvious lack of care for his dogs, Victorian greyhound racing trainer, Mr Hill received only minor sentencing as follows: "The charges against Mr. Hill are all serious ones and strike at the good name of the industry and have enormous relevance for animal… Continue reading Media Release 4 May 2017 Racing Appeals & Disciplinary Board