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
It's common to hear the phrase "but greyhounds love to run" bandied about as an excuse for the greyhound racing industry to exploit a breed of creatures they refer to as 'product'. And sure enough, any greyhound adopter will tell you that their pet, like any other dog, enjoys a run off the leash. But… Continue reading A One-Week Snapshot of Greyhound Racing in Australia
Please send this letter to: https://www.nsw.gov.au/contact-us/contact-the-premier/ Dear Premier Berejiklian, Congratulations on your appointment as Premier of NSW. I am writing to you to ask that you please continue the good work of your predecessor on greyhound racing in NSW. In particular, I am concerned with the industry’s resistance to their promised reforms. Please ensure that your… Continue reading A Letter to Premier Berejiklian
An Industry Ban Reversed on Political Grounds following a Relentless and Biased Media Campaign Troy Grant's resignation as the leader of the Nationals in NSW has lent momentum to the greyhound racing industry's push to avoid reform or accountability for the horrors uncovered by the Special Commission of Inquiry into Greyhound Racing. I greeted this news with… Continue reading The NSW Greyhound Racing Industry Ban Reversal: A Win for a Biased Media Corporation and a Loss for Democracy, and the Greyhounds – of course!
Dear Premier Andrews and Minister Pakula, I am writing in response to last week’s release of Greyhound Racing Victoria’s Annual Report for 2015-2016. Number of starters needed: On the basis of “wastage”, the McHugh report into greyhound racing in NSW recommended a shutdown of the industry. The calculation took into account the number of dogs… Continue reading Letter to Premier Andrews and racing minister Pakula