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… Continue reading SHUT IT DOWN – NOTHING HAS CHANGED: A Nationwide Rally to End Greyhound Racing in Australia.
One day before the NSW government announced $41 million dollar funding to reform the NSW greyhound racing industry, NSW racers euthanised their 25th dog at TAB tracks this year. Crown Gold, fractured her offside hock and was “humanely euthanised” after failing to finish the race. She was just three years old. Two days before, the… Continue reading The 41 Million dollar insult to tax payers.
By Melanie Yarnall This article is dedicated to Fabio (Extra Tacky) who ran his last race on the 8 March 2017. He sustained a right hind leg fracture and was humanely euthanised by the on-track veterinarian. He was due to arrive in foster the care the very next day, but sadly he did not make… Continue reading Making Monsters of Men
Please print and distribute the attached flyers to spread the word about our 2017 Shut It Down rally. Thank you. For printing at home or in the office, here are A4 flyers: VIC: Melbourne - A4 Flyer NSW: Sydney - A4 Flyer QLD: Brisbane - A4 Flyer SA: Adelaide-A4-Flyer (1) WA: Perth - A4 Flyer A5 posters for download… Continue reading Flyers and Posters to Print and Distribute for the 2017 Rally – Shut It Down: Nothing Has Changed!
Contributed by Free the Hounds, W.A. In the lead up to the WA state election we have been running a campaign to highlight the impact greyhound racing has on the community; on the army of volunteer rescuers and foster carers throughout the state who save, rehabilitate, and rehome hundreds of greyhounds discarded by the… Continue reading What is the impact of greyhound racing on the community of Western Australia?
Contributed by Jeff White Throughout the country, the racing industry has shown itself resistant to reform, and the state governments that sanction their cruel enterprise have been shown to lack the moral and political will to do what is right for the dogs. This is unacceptable to the majority of Australians. The long and continuous parade… Continue reading Why Should You Participate in the April 9 National Day of Action?
Numerous inquiries into greyhound racing have highlighted the serious failure of self-regulation in the greyhound racing industry. When the duty of regulation falls upon an organisation that is also responsible for marketing and promoting the industry, there is an obvious conflict of interest - and greyhounds pay the price. Here are three tails that showcase this… Continue reading Why Greyhound Racing Self-Regulation Fails in 3 Tails