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This Just Can’t Go On Any Longer

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The anti-racing movement is gaining some momentum but there’s still a long way to go. And it’s heartbreaking to know so many beautiful, gentle souls are killed every year.

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The greyhound racing industry has been killing dogs for years.  Not before time, Greyhound Racing is under the spotlight in a NSW Parliamentary Inquiry.

The Humane Society International’s March Newsletter Issue highlights the failings of the industry.

“Australia represents the 3rd largest greyhound racing industry in the world, with NSW being home to 34 of the 77 racetracks still operating. The industry is fraught with allegations of animal cruelty, corruption, over-breeding and the use of illegal drugs. On average, one greyhound dies every day on an Australian race track.

Thousands of dogs are euthanized each year either after being injured, for being too slow, for reaching the end of their ‘career’, or they are just considered surplus to demand. Although the exact numbers are unknown due to lack of proper monitoring, an estimated 17,000 greyhounds are believed to be killed in Australia each year – it would follow that NSW…

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Author: Fabulous Fur Friends

My name is Kylie and I am passionate about animals and their welfare. My husband and I live in Bendigo, Australia and live with our three dogs - Rupie, Billie and Chelsea - all rescue dogs. I enjoy writing and aim to share health and welfare issues and updates as well as some short stories.

3 thoughts on “This Just Can’t Go On Any Longer

  1. Just stopped by to say hi, give you a big cyber hug, and thank you for advocating for our beautiful and often ill treated greyhounds. ❤

    • Thanks Paulette. I do what I can whenever I can. Unfortunately the final report has been handed down and it was found there was no significant or systemic animal welfare issues! We shall continue the good fight though as there are more and more supporters for the cause using their voice to bring an end to this cruel industry. there was a win actually this week – Australia will no longer export greyhounds to Macau. Baby steps….

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