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…
The greyhound racing industry is plagued by discoveries of mass greyhound graves, doping of dogs and breaking the rules by exporting greyhounds overseas. These practices have continued despite reassurances from the industry that they are able to reform.
The historic backflip by former NSW Premier Mike Baird in 2016 on a promised ban of the industry was a death sentence for thousands of these dogs, who will be euthanized on track for catastrophic injuries.
Australia also exports greyhounds. In the past five years, over 1,300 greyhounds have been exported from Australia to NZ, Malaysia, China, Ireland, South Korea, Singapore and Canada.
The greyhounds are exported to be raced. The truth is, we cannot oversee their welfare once they leave our shores and we have no way of keeping track of the dogs if they are ever retired from the racing industry. The animal welfare risks are immense.
HSI believes greyhound racing simply cannot afford to continue as it has too many problems to fix. Together with the greyhound rescue groups and other welfare organisations, we will continue to expose the industry’s acts of cruelty until a permanent ban is in place.