Ladies and gentlemen, it’s with glee that we announce the death of the greyhound racing industry – in NSW, at least.
Premier Mike Baird‘s announcement follows a huge public outcry against the widespread illegal and unconscionable activity of trainers, which results in the heartbreaking death of tens of thousands of dogs every day.
Last year, the NSW Government established a Special Commission of Inquiry into the greyhound industry after hugely disturbing reports of animal cruelty, including live-baiting and the shipping of greyhounds deemed too slow for Australian racing to gambling hotspot Macau to race until they die, and the findings are disgusting.
The report found “in NSW in the last 12 years… somewhere between 48,891 and 68,448 dogs were killed because they were considered too slow to pay their way or were unsuitable for racing.” In the greyhound racing industry, they actually all this “wastage”.
It also highlighted Greyhound Racing NSW‘s deliberate deception of the public when it comes to the deaths and injuries of dogs; it’s estimated that 180 greyhounds sustain injuries during races such as skull fractures or broken backs each year.
Baird rounded out his FB announcement by expressing “empathy for innocent trainers and those who will lose their job or hobby as a result of this” but doubled-down on the intolerance of animal cruelty.”
“We simply cannot and will not stand-by and allow the widespread and systematic mistreatment of animals.”
You can read the Commission’s report in full right HERE.
Run free, little puppers <3.
Source: Facebook / Mike Baird.
Photo: Romp Rescue.