Greyhound

Does the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission itself lack Integrity?

When the QRIC published their first Annual Report in 2016/2017, the CPG reported on the disappointing lack of transparency including the failure to provide basic information such as the number of pups bred, dogs racing and track death and injuries. Once again, QRIC’s 2017/2018 annual report lacks this information. What’s most alarming though, is the attempt to put a positive spin on the Greyhound Rehoming Program’s (GAP) falling adoption and increased euthanasia rates. In 2016/2017,…

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Greyhound

Greyhound Racing: Being a Rescuer in an Industry based on Exploitation.

    The Greyhound Racing Industry in Australia is responsible for the breeding and discarding of thousands of young and healthy dogs every single year. In NSW alone, over the last decade, 97,783 pups were whelped and only 391 were rehomed by the industry adoption program (GAP). See table below.     In its report to the NSW commission of Inquiry, GRNSW indicated that it would not be able to rehome more than 10% of…

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Greyhound people who bet horse races twice as likely to experience gambling-related problems

Australian Government Report shows that people who bet on races are twice as likely to experience gambling-related problems as the average Australian gambler.

      Key Findings In 2015, nearly one million Australians regularly gambled on horse and dog racing. Most race bettors were men, and aged between 30 and 64. Some 400,000 experienced one or more gambling-related problems. Forty-one per cent (41%) of all regular race bettors (403,000 adults) experienced one or more gambling-related problems In a typical month, 41 cents in every dollar spent on race betting by regular race bettors came from a person…

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Greyhound 6 Strategies for Coping with Distress

Greyhound Activism: 6 Strategies for Coping with Distress

By Dr Victoria Sublette Anyone who has joined a greyhound rescue or anti-racing group knows there are people and groups who post videos and images that are designed to alert, shock, and make the public aware of the cruelty of greyhound racing. A problematic issue with these kind of efforts towards greater awareness is that most of these posts are preaching to the choir and those of us who are particularly sensitive may become very…

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