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

JULY 22, 2020 - Canning Examiner

That is an appalling record
Geraldine Alphonse
The debate surrounding greyhound injury reports between the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG) and the Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) may be over … for now.

However, CPG said these injury schemes were used around the country to make it look like they care about the dogs. “Now that RWWA has finally made available the full details of injuries that greyhounds suffered in WA over this period, it’s clear that our estimate of one in two greyhounds being injured was very close to the mark,” she said. Read more

JULY 20, 2020 - ABC Radio Tasmania

Latest greyhound death on Tasmanian tracks and outbreak of canine coronavirus
Drive program interview with Dennis Anderson and Fran Chambers (Let Greyhounds Run Free, Tasmania)
Ten greyhounds have now died on Tasmanian tracks so far this year, compared to nine for the whole of 2019. Also, the outbreak of canine coronavirus appears to be growing, with 21 dogs scratched “by order of stewards”.
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.