Welcome to the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds

Thank you for visiting the website of the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds. We are a group committed to the banning of greyhound racing. Until this happens we have 5 key demands that must be met by government and the racing industry if they are serious about greyhound welfare.

CPG was started by greyhound welfare campaigners and activists in 2015 after the Four Corners live baiting expose. Today, we are a dedicated group of people across Australia who are committed to ending greyhound suffering by influencing public opinion and changing government policy.

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CPG publicises greyhound track deaths and injuries across print, radio and TV.  We aim to hold the industry and state governments responsible for their lack of action to protect greyhounds from unnecessary death and injury. Click here for more information on 2020 track deaths and injuries.

Greyhound track related deaths in 2020
Greyhound track related injuries in 2020

MAY 14, 2020 - ABC Online

Activists raise alarm over greyhound death numbers, as Victorian toll leads country
Rhiannon Tuffield
There have been 34 recorded greyhound racing deaths in Victoria this year which is more than a third of the total national deaths.

CPG national president Dennis Anderson said dogs were routinely suffering injuries and being put down as a result. He said it’s not acceptable to have greyhound racing as a form of public entertainment in 2020. Read more

MAY 12, 2020 - WAtoday

‘Carnage’: Greyhound industry slammed after dog death south of Perth
Kate Hedley
Two-year-old Moroccan Miss collided with other dogs on a turn during race two before crashing into a barrier and fracturing her left leg.

CPG’s WA manager Ms Pollard said dogs were injured and killed for no other reason but human entertainment and money. She also highlighted the recent start of Sunday racing and said this means WA greyhounds can now be hurt seven days a week. Read more
CPG believes that people deserve to know the facts about the cruelty of greyhound racing. Both from an animal perspective and because state government are spending your money to shore up this failing industry. Read the facts on our Media resources page.

CPG lobbies state governments either directly or though more formal proposals and submissions. Our aim is to influence policy and policy makers so that greyhound welfare is seen as an absolute priority. The most recent CPG submission was in response to the draft NSW Greyhound Welfare Code of Practice as there are serious shortcoming in the Code. You can learn more on our Changing policy page here.