We came so close to ending cruel greyhound racing in NSW, only to have former Premier Mike Baird bullied by talk back radio into giving the industry a ‘second chance’. In the 3 months…
Australia has more greyhound racing tracks than all the other countries in the world combined. Every month, around 800 greyhounds are injured on them and many die.
Due to overbreeding, thousands of healthy greyhounds are still euthanised every year if they’re deemed too slow or unprofitable. Greyhounds are often given banned substances such as cocaine, amphetamines, and Viagra to make them run faster.
The Australian greyhound racing industry still allows the export of dogs for commercial racing and breeding. Loopholes in the Australian regulations mean they could reach countries such as China to be exploited in their illegal underground racing industry.
Greyhound racing is scandal-ridden and synonymous with poor animal welfare, so it’s no surprise the majority of Australians have long supported a ban.
We will continue campaigning until we see an end to the greyhound racing industry which is fraught with animal cruelty and suffering.
Data sources: Thanks to the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds for recording key statistics on the industry.
Image: Animal Welfare Campaigner, Georgie Dolphin with rescue Tiger.