New South Wales’ greyhound industry is back on the tracks.
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New South Wales' U-turn on its greyhound ban says much about the calibre of politicians and their subjugation to the media.
Greyhound racing needs a consistent approach, or trainers will move to jurisdictions where rules are more lax.
New South Wales' ban on greyhound racing is a response to the high rate of animal deaths in the industry. But what about other states, and other animal industries, where the problem is prevalent too?
A greyhound at a protest the abuse of greyhounds at the hands of the racing industry.
The greyhound industry has been numerous opportunities to reform like any other industry. But it failed and that why it deserves to be shut down.
Can greyhound racing be ethically justified?
The huge numbers of unwanted dogs killed by the greyhound racing industry has led the New South Wales government to outlaw the sport.
Stronger laws make for happy dogs.
People who expose wrongdoing – whether it's cruelty against animals or corporate misconduct – deserve better protection and even financial incentives to do the right thing, as the US has shown.
Money and welfare should be separated in all animal industries.
Now that Victoria and Queensland have reported on their inquiries into the greyhound racing industry, it is timely to consider the findings of the reports and their implications for the animal industries of Australia.
Following reports of cruelty Queensland will separate the commercial and integrity arms of the greyhound industry.
Queensland will create a new statutory body to oversee the integrity of the racing industry, but it will only work with enough resources.
A possum used in live baiting.
Animals Australia & Animal Liberation Qld
Revelations of live baiting in greyhound racing have sent shockwaves through the industry. Baiting is prohibited, but laws lack teeth to stamp out the practice.
Proposed laws requiring covert footage of animal cruelty to be handed promptly to authorities would make in-depth investigations much harder.
Proposed laws requiring immediate reporting of animal cruelty sound like a good idea. But in practice they will make it harder to mount comprehensive investigations like the ABC's greyhound expose.
Secret footage revealed that Australian greyhound trainers are still using the banned practice of live baiting.
Australia’s greyhound industry is reeling from the ABC’s Four Corners expose, featuring graphic footage of racing dogs tearing other mammals apart in the illegal training practice of live baiting. The…