CPG in the media

SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 - Newcastle Herald, NSW

Real reason why major political parties ignore greyhound welfare
Dennis Anderson, national president, CPG
Australians hate animal cruelty, yet many don’t know it’s taking place every week in their own backyard.

Last week Newcastle hosted a regional heat for the Million Dollar Chase at The Gardens race track. It now ranks as the second worst track in NSW for greyhound deaths. Read more

SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 - Illawarra Mercury, Wollongong, NSW

Welfare reform remains issue
Tim Barrow, sports writer
A greyhound welfare group has continued its push for further industry reform, amid the build-up to the Million Dollar Chase series.

The Coalition For The Protection Of Greyhounds believes the sport needs to make further changes to lower the risk of injury and death, using statistics claiming there have been 17 serious injuries and one death at Bulli this year. (Article behind paywall)

SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 - Sydney Morning Herald, NSW; The Age, VIC; Brisbane Times, QLD

The Fitz Files – Dogged by issues
Peter FitzSimons
You will recall, likely with an acid grimace, that claim by the NSW government – when it made its craven cave-in to the greyhound industry by putting $500,000 of public money to the Million Dollar Chase – that part of the conditions for the cash being handed over was that all dogs that compete in the race will be rehomed or kept as pets. If the prize-winning dog is killed, the owner has to pay back the $1 million.

Well in the 2020 version of the race’s terms and conditions, the insistence that the participants get to live, and the winner has a million-dollar bounty riding on its survival, has quietly been removed.

The entire greyhound industry is an enduring stain on the Berejiklian government. Discuss. Read the Fitz Files

SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 - The Queensland Times, Courier Mail (Brisbane), Stanthorpe Border Post, Tweed Daily News, Charleville Western Times, Western Star Roma, Daily Mercury (Mackay), Gatton Star, The Chronicle (Toowoomba), QLD

Anger after ninth greyhound dies at track this year
Lachlan McIvor

Greyhound welfare advocates are labelling the Ipswich racetrack as the “second most lethal” in the country after a ninth dog died there this year.

Annie Hendley, QLD state director for the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds believes the deaths show the “absurdity” of the State Government building a new $40 million greyhound racing complex in the city. “Queensland taxpayers would be appalled to see their dollars supporting a gambling industry that shows total disregard for the lives of dogs”, she says. (Articles behind paywalls)

SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 - The Northern Rivers Times Lismore, NSW; facebook post of full article - September 11, 2020

Animal Liberation takes aim at proposed greyhounds expansion in the Tweed
Halden Boyd
Animal Liberation, the world’s longest-running animal rights organisation, has expressed its strong objection to proposed plans by Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) to build another greyhound track in Chinderah following the $2 million purchase of 32 hectares of land by the Tweed Heads Coursing Club.

Dennis Anderson, President of the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds has also weighed into the proposed new track. Read facebook post

SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 - ABC Radio Western Plains

Breakfast Show
Nic Healey
Presenter Nic Healey conducted a four-minute interview with CPG’s Dennis Anderson about deaths and injuries at the Wagga track (the eighth worst out of 33 active tracks in NSW) with the Million Dollar Chase heat pending at the track.

Nic asked about how injuries occur and what the problems have been at the Wagga track. Dennis explains about the need for six-dog racing and how it’s used in the UK and Ireland, as well as CPG’s five-point program for reform of the greyhound racing industry.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 - ABC Radio Riverina

Breakfast show
Sally Bryant
Presenter Sally Bryant did a seven-minute interview with CPG’s Dennis Anderson about deaths and injuries at the Wagga track with the MDC heat pending there, as well as covering a wide range of issues involving greyhound welfare.

Dennis talks about the thousands of dogs missing in NSW. Sally asks about those in greyhound racing who love the sport and are not in it just for the money, but Dennis says you don’t put a dog in a race with the risk of death if you truly love it. He also talks about how six-dog racing research reduces deaths and injuries.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 - Mirage News

Bulli racks up one greyhound death and 69 injuries on eve of Million Dollar Chase heat
No author
Bulli has racked up one greyhound death and 69 injuries since the start of 2020, yet more high stakes racing is due with the Million Dollar Chase heat on Tuesday, 15 September 2020, said the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG) today. Read more

SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 - Radio 2BS, Bathurst, NSW

Interview
Jac Underwood
Jac Underwood asks CPG’s Dennis Anderson to ‘unpack’ for the listener the issues regarding deaths and injuries at the Bathurst track with the MDC heat pending at the track.

Over the six-minute interview Dennis explains why taxpayers’ money should not be spent on greyhound racing, the two greyhound deaths at Bathurst since 2020 began and the extent of injuries in NSW. 

Dennis also responds to a statement from GWIC about safety measures that increase racing safety by explaining that GWIC’s figures on track deaths are actually half of what is really occurring due to off-track killings.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 - Western Advocate, Bathurst, NSW

Dogs debate: Commission, protection group disagree on Bathurst track danger
Matt Watson
Bathurst greyhound racing track is the second-worst in the state for deaths this year, according to an organisation that wants to see the sport banned.

The Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission, however, which has its headquarters in Bathurst, says Bathurst is well below the NSW averages in major and catastrophic injury classes and measures have been implemented in the state to reduce injury rates.

The Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG), which is lobbying for six-dog races and straight tracks to make greyhound racing safer, said there had been two deaths and 130 injuries at the Bathurst track in 2020 before the Million Dollar Chase heat was run on Monday. (Article behind paywall)

SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 - Crikey - national online news website

Tips and Murmurs – Family Fun
Bernard Keane, political editor
Crikey reveals that one of the tactics used by the greyhound racing industry in recent years to launder its reputation has been to try to convince people it is a “family” sport.

Numerous examples are included of the ways in which greyhound clubs market to families, despite the fact that 32 dogs have already died in NSW since the start of 2020. Read more

SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 - Radio 2NUR, NSW

Newcastle Million Dollar chase regional heat
News bulletin
2NUR is a community radio radio station, based at the University of Newcastle, and serving the region. 2NUR interviewed CPG’s Dennis Anderson about deaths and injuries at The Gardens track with the MDC heat pending there.

SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 - Mandurah Mail, WA

Four greyhounds injured over week-long period at Mandurah track
No author
Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is continuing to review its greyhound welfare protocol after four dogs were injured during racing in just one week at the Mandurah track.

“The only way to stop this is to ban greyhound racing, but until that happens, the industry must reduce deaths and injuries by way of six-dog races and straight tracks,” CPG WA divisional manager Andrea Pollard said. Read more

SEPTEMBER 5, 2020 - NBN-TV Lismore, NSW

North coast home to troubling greyhound racing statistics
Lachlan Grant
“It runs on animal cruelty” – that’s how the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds has labelled the state’s racing industry. CPG’s president, Dennis Anderson, talks about the need for straight tracks, reduced racing fields and centralized lures.

Thirty greyhounds have died on New South Wales tracks this year, but the President of the Casino Club says the number of incidents is decreasing. Watch video

SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 - ABC Illawarra, NSW

Breakfast show
Melinda James
CPG’s Dennis Anderson is interviewed in a five-minute segment on greyhound racing deaths and injuries, given the pending heat of the Million Dollar Chase at Dapto on 3 September.

Melinda asks what CPG’s concerns are and Dennis talks about deaths and injuries, as well as GRNSW’s breeding incentives and how the Iemma Report said there should be puppy bonds introduced. Dennis also explains why the NSW greyhound welfare code missed key opportunities to improve the lot of these dogs, e.g., it gives trainers and owners up to 15 years to fix up sub-standard accommodation. 

SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 - Namoi Valley Independent, NSW; The Northern Daily Leader, Tamworth

Gunnedah Greyhounds boss Geoff Rose defends track’s safety standards
Mark Bode
Gunnedah Greyhounds has defended the safety of its track after a greyhound-protection group claimed dozens of dogs had been injured there since the start of the year.

Responding to the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds’ revelation that 44 greyhounds had been injured at the track this year (it cited NSW racing industry stewards’ reports), Rose said: “There’s been no catastrophe injuries [leading to death or euthanasia] for two years. Read more

September 1, 2020 - The Northern Star, Lismore; Tweed Daily News - NSW

Greyhound report shows decline in ‘catastrophic injury’
Alison Paterson
A greyhound racing official refutes claims the dogs are mistreated, saying, “There’s not one person in the greyhound industry who wants to see a dog injured – I’ve seen hard men in tears when one of their animals has been hurt”.

His comments followed an announcement from the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds who said, since January 1, 2020, there has been one animal death and 54 injures at the Casino track.

CPG national president, Dennis Anderson, called for an end to greyhound racing as NSW gears up for the Million Dollar Chase races held at clubs across the state. (Article behind paywall)

AUGUST 31, 2020 - NBN-TV Central Coast, NSW

Evening news bulletin
Skaie Hull
CPG’s Dennis Anderson comments on greyhound racing deaths and injuries given the pending heat of the Million Dollar Race at Gosford on 1 September. He says the greyhound industry regulator must be given the power to licence racetracks because the industry has failed to act on the recommendations of the track safety study by University of Technology, Sydney. Watch video

AUGUST 28, 2020 - Hobart Mercury, TAS

Dog’s death sparks action call
Patrick Gee
A sixth dog has died after being injured on Launceston’s greyhound racing track this year, sparking a renewed call for “urgent reform” from the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG) today. (Article behind paywall)

AUGUST 28, 2020 - TripleM Radio Statewide, NSW

Afternoon news bulletin
Caitlin Unger
CPG’s Dennis Anderson discusses the 30 greyhounds killed on NSW tracks in 2020 and how the NSW Government has ignored recommendations to implement straight tracks and six dog races to improve track safety.

AUGUST 28, 2020 - Australian Dog Lover digital magazine and website

NSW Government should ban the euthanasia of healthy greyhounds
CPG
CPG’s Dennis Anderson comments on the NSW Government’s current review of the Greyhound Racing Act 2017. He says euthanasia of healthy dogs must be banned by the NSW government which should fund non-industry rescue groups. Read more

AUGUST 25, 2020 - Super Radio Network - 2TM and 92.9FM in Tamworth, 2MO and Triple G in Gunnedah, 2AD and 100.3FM in Armidale, NSW

Afternoon news bulletin
Toni Ambrogetti
CPG’s Dennis Anderson comments on the NSW Government’s current review of the Greyhound Racing Act 2017. He says the greyhound industry regulator must be given the power to licence racetracks because the industry has failed to act on the UTS research it funded which shows six-dog races and straight tracks result in fewer dog deaths and injuries.

AUGUST 24, 2020 - Namoi Valley Independent, Gunnedah; Tamworth Daily Leader; Country Leader; Armidale Express - NSW

Greyhound racing ban Tamworth: Guardiola’s death at Tamworth race track sees activists push for ban on greyhound racing industry
Madeline Link
A greyhound has been euthanised after it sustained a compound fracture to its ankle in Tamworth’s third race meet this year. Two-year-old race dog Guardiola was injured when it stumbled and stopped, after another greyhound ran on its heels, at the first turn on August 22.

The death has inflamed tensions with activist group Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG) president Dennis Anderson, who said the industry was in need of urgent reform. “Guardiola died a typical greyhound death, euthanised after colliding at high speed with other dogs at the first turn,” he said. (Article behind paywall)

AUGUST 21, 2020 - The Courier Mail

Calls for reform after death at Bundy track
Rhylea Millar
A greyhound has been euthanised after racing at the Bundaberg Greyhound Racing Club, making it the third death at the local track since May this year. National president of the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG) Dennis Anderson said the greyhound racing industry was in need of urgent reform.

“Next Time Gadget died a typical greyhound death, euthanised after colliding with other dogs at the track turn and then falling at high speed,” Mr Anderson said. (Article behind paywall)

AUGUST 20, 2020 - Bundaberg News-Mail

Dogs disposable: Calls for reform after death at Bundy track
Rhylea Millar
National president of the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG) Dennis Anderson said the greyhound racing industry was in need of urgent reform. (Article behind paywall)

AUGUST 14, 2020 - Junkee Media

Now Is The Perfect Time To End Greyhound Racing In Australia
Patrick Lenton, Editor
One of the most baffling decisions to come out of Melbourne’s move into stage 4 lockdown, was the discovery that horse and greyhound racing would continue in the state, and was therefore not classified as “non-essential” — a move which has further outraged animal rights advocates.

When asked, Dennis Anderson, national president, Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG), agrees that it would be difficult to shut down the greyhound racing industry immediately.

“In the ideal world, greyhound racing would stop tomorrow and these beautiful dogs would be able to live as all other pet dogs in Australia… The only way to stop greyhound suffering is to ban racing.” Read more

AUGUST 12, 2020 - Crikey’s Tips and Murmurs section

No transparency for greyhounds
Bernard Keane, political editor
One of the ways racing bodies have pretended to give a stuff about welfare has been to set up schemes to fund vet bills for dogs injured during races.

The group Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG) collated what data there is on the schemes and discovered virtually none of them have ever reported on what money has been spent. The NSW scheme, for example, was set up in 2018-19 but has never reported any expenditure. Read more

JULY 31, 2020 - ABC Central West Victoria

The latest death at Bendigo brings VIC total to 50
Radio news bulletin
CPG’s Dennis Anderson comments on the death of Diamond Bling, one of three VIC greyhounds to be killed with fractured legs over two days. 50 dogs have now died in VIC this year.

JULY 28, 2020 - ABC Mid North Coast

The latest NSW greyhound death at Wauchope
Two separate morning news bulletins
CPG’s Dennis Anderson comments on the death of Karnak Bale at Wauchope, the 28th dog to die on NSW tracks in 2020. He advocates the introduction of straight race tracks and 6-dog races to stem the carnage.

JULY 23, 2020 - Canning Gazette

Grass is greener
Carmelle Wilkinson
Animal welfare groups have called for the track at Canning Greyhounds to be converted from sand to grass after another dog was put down following an accident during a race.

The Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG) said research in the UK showed more greyhound injuries occurred on sand tracks than grass and urged Racing and Wagering of WA (RWWA) to convert all tracks in WA. Read more

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 22, 2020 - Canning Examiner

Another greyhound dies at Cannington race track
Geraldine Alphonse
Another greyhound was killed after being injured at the Cannington greyhound track on July 4, according to a stewards’ report just released. This comes just weeks after greyhound ‘Disastrous’ was killed and 30 greyhounds with severe leg fractures have been reported in just six months.

During race four, one-year-old greyhound Brankstone’s Boy fell and suffered a left foreleg fracture in an eight-dog race, he failed to finish and was killed. CPG WA divisional manager Ms Andrea Pollard said this injury capped six months of terrible greyhound suffering at the track. 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”.

JULY 11, 2020 - Freelance website

We Don’t Want Your Dog Track Here
Matilda Duncan
Systemic animal cruelty within Queensland dog racing was exposed to the public five years ago. Now, the state is planning a new multi-track dog racing facility worth $39 million, thirty minutes from Brisbane—but the community is pushing back.

The Queensland Government claims the new racing tracks will be safe for dogs, but two of the three new tracks it has planned will be rounded, with turns—a common cause of collisions, broken leg bones and deaths for racing dogs.

Having borne witness to years of racing dog deaths, Dennis Anderson says collisions are a typical cause of on-track deaths for greyhounds in the industry. Read more

JULY 9, 2020 - Canning Examiner

Industry says figures quoted by group are not accurate
Geraldine Alphonse
Racing and Wagering Western Australia said they are transparent in their annual greyhound injury report, despite the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG) saying otherwise.

CPG’s Andrea Pollard said that the government likes to say only 0.5 per cent of greyhounds are injured annually whilst the figure was actually 52.9 per cent.

“The 0.5 per cent figure is ‘created’ by describing annual major injuries as a percentage of the total number of ‘starters’ (which includes every race run by each greyhound annually), instead of simply looking at injuries as a percentage of greyhounds competing during a given period,” she said. Read more

JULY 3, 2020 - The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times

Gone to the dogs: Why greyhound racing’s new code is a complete crock
Peter FitzSimons
I call bullshit.

This week, amid great fanfare, the NSW government released a new code to ensure the welfare of those beautiful animals so cruelly abused in the poxy greyhound racing industry.

In the wake of the first of the devastating Four Corners exposes FIVE years ago, they have now come out with the new code to restore public confidence. Read more

JULY 3, 2020 - Wagga Daily Advertiser

NSW Greyhound Welfare Code of Practice promises to change industry, CPG sceptical
Catie McLeod
The NSW greyhound industry’s new code of conduct which promises the best standards “in Australia if not the world” has been labelled “very disappointing” by an animal welfare group.

Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds national president Dennis Anderson disagreed the code would provide adequate protection for dogs in the industry. (Article behind paywall)

JULY 3, 2020 - NSW Country Hour - online story

Welfare groups not convinced new greyhound code matches claims of being best in Australia
David Claughton, Michael Cavanagh and Michael Pritchard
It has been hailed by government and industry as the nation’s best standards for the protection of greyhounds, but a new code of conduct does not go far enough for one animal welfare group. This week, the industry in NSW released its welfare code of practice, allowing for greater monitoring of dogs and providing clearer guidelines on keeping, treating and housing greyhounds for owners, breeders and trainers.

However, the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds said it would prefer to see the sport banned altogether; failing that, it called for stricter standards for trainers. Read more

JULY 2, 2020 - Cannington Examiner

‘The public is disgusted’
Geraldine Alphonse
The Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG) continues to argue that Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) should reduce the number of greyhounds racing to six dogs or less, after one greyhound was killed and five suffered severe fractures on WA tracks earlier this month. Read more

JULY 1, 2020 - ABC Radio Hobart

Second greyhound death and virus outbreak hit Tasmania’s first fortnight of racing
News Bulletin and Drive program with Lucy Breaden
CPG’s national president Dennis Anderson talks about the impact of deaths, injuries and illness on Tasmanian greyhounds since racing resumed on 15 June.

The toll after two weeks of racing is two greyhounds killed, six greyhounds injured and 49 greyhounds withdrawn from racing due to injury and illness. Canine coronavirus has struck greyhound kennels in the south and north of Tasmania. Canine coronavirus is not contagious to humans but it is highly contagious among dogs and can be fatal.
ABC Hobart News Bulletin
Drive program with Lucy Breaden

JULY 1, 2020 - Mirage news website and National Tribune news website

NSW Government code abandons greyhound welfare
No author
The NSW greyhound welfare code fails to meet public expectations by abandoning dogs now kennelled in poor conditions, said the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG) today.

JUNE 30, 2020 - ABC Radio Newcastle Drive; ABC Radio Country Hour

NSW greyhound welfare code – final version announced
CPG national president Dennis Anderson was interviewed on both programs about the failings of the final version of NSW’s greyhound welfare code.

JUNE 29, 2020 - ABC Illawarra

Young greyhound killed at Bulli – 25th to die on NSW tracks this year
Drive program with Lindsay McDougal
Bugatti’s Wish is the first greyhound to die at Bulli this year, and the 25th greyhound to die on NSW racing tracks in 2020.

CPG national president Dennis Anderson discusses how the planned increase in greyhound races will see more dead and injured dogs on NSW tracks.

JUNE 25, 2020 - Canning Gazette, WA

Fresh calls for race change
Carmelle Wilkinson
Two-year-old greyhound Disastrous was put down earlier this month after suffering fractures during a race.

The incident has put the safety of the sport in the spotlight and prompted the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG) to demand urgent changes. Read more (page 5)

JUNE 24, 2020 - Canning Examiner, WA

‘There’ll be more horrific deaths’
Geraldine Alphonse
The Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG) divisional manager Andrea Pollard said that over the past three years the average number of fractures on Western Australia tracks per year is 80, with approximately half of those being right hind leg fractures.

“With no changes to the number of greyhounds racing or track design we see no reason not to expect a similar number of fractures in 2020,” she said. Read more

JUNE 22, 2020 – ABC Northern Tasmania Drive Program

The death of Lyncar Lefty marks the return of greyhound racing to Tasmania
Drive Program with Piia Wiirsu
CPG national president Dennis Anderson discusses a greyhound death on the first race meeting after the COVID break.

Curved tracks and 8-dog races make injuries inevitable – and then some trainers and owners choose euthanasia as the cheaper option, rather than have the injuries treated.

JUNE 18, 2020 - Mirage news website and National Tribune news website

Minister ignores 33,000+ people against the NSW draft greyhound welfare code
No author
More than 33,000 people have rejected the draft NSW greyhound code via a petition presented to NSW politicians today in Sydney, said the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG).

CPG presented the change.org petition to five politicians at Macquarie Street: MLC Ms Emma Hurst who will table it in the Upper House, as well as MLAs Jamie Parker and Alex Greenwich, together with MLCs Abigail Boyd and Mark Pearson.   Read more on Mirage website    Read more on National Tribune website

JUNE 15, 2020 – Bundaberg News-Mail and QLD regional papers

Call for change as more greyhounds die after racing in Bundy
Rhylea Millar
The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission is currently investigating two incidents at Bundaberg – the deaths of Big Boss Bree and Isn’t She Just.

CPG national president Dennis Anderson discusses the need for reform and how greyhound racing can be made safer with straight tracks and 6-dog races. (Article behind paywall)

(Also appeared on these sites: Toowoomba Chronicle, Ipswich Queensland Times, Mackay Daily Mercury, Gladstone Observer, The Gympie Times, Rockhampton Morning Bulletin, Sunshine Coast Daily, Warwick Daily News).

JUNE 15, 2020 - New Matilda

NSW Greyhound Reform Is Code For More Harm, More Deaths
Dennis Anderson
Why have more than 27,000 people rejected the NSW Government’s proposed greyhound welfare code?

Dennis Anderson, national president of the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds explains. Read more

JUNE 11, 2020 - Crikey

NSW’s new greyhound ‘welfare’ code offers anything but
Bernard Keane
The NSW government wants to water down existing greyhound welfare requirements in a new code of practice for the greyhound racing industry that would confine dogs to tiny cages at all times.

The NSW government is poised to sign off on an horrific “welfare code of practice” for greyhounds that would allow the racing industry to keep dogs in 3-square-metre cages 24 hours a day — and gives them ten years before they have to provide even that much space. Read more

JUNE 10, 2020 - ABC News Online

Bendigo tops greyhound death toll as industry passes 100 this year
Eden Hynninen
The greyhound racing industry has reached an unwanted milestone, with 100 greyhounds euthanased this year due to injuries sustained during a race or in the catching pen. Bendigo is the most lethal track.
 
CPG national president Dennis Anderson said recommendations on track design and greyhound numbers needed to be adopted. Read more

JUNE 8, 2020 - ABC Radio Central Victoria

News bulletin about Bendigo having most greyhound deaths in Australia
Breakfast lead news item
Two deaths on Friday night have taken Bendigo’s toll to ten greyhounds this year.

CPG national president Dennis Anderson described the dangerous nature of catching pens and how dogs are dying there.

MAY 14, 2020 - ABC Shepparton Radio News Bulletin

Activists raise alarm over number of greyhound deaths
Breakfast lead news item

CPG national president Dennis Anderson quoted as saying it is totally unacceptable that a certain number of dog deaths are accepted in the interests of making money.

MAY 14, 2020 - ABC Shepparton 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

MAY 11, 2020 - Mandurah Mail, WA

Greyhound euthanised at Mandurah track
Justin Rake
Greyhound Moroccan Miss was killed after sustaining an injury during a race at Mandurah on Thursday, 7 May.

The decision was met with outrage from the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG), with WA divisional manager Andrea Pollard labelling it horrific. She went on to say that Moroccan Miss died a typical greyhound death – running at high speed around a curved track where dogs collide, then lose control and fall. Read more

MAY 11, 2020 - ABC Gippsland Radio

All Hollywood is fifth greyhound killed at Warragul this year
Interview with Jonathon Kendall
CPG national president Dennis Anderson talks about the latest greyhound death at Warragul, one of the deadliest tracks in Australia.

The introduction of straight tracks and six-dog races would help reduce greyhound suffering.

MAY 8, 2020 - ABC Central Coast Radio

Bumpy Express dies after catching pen incident at Gosford
Interview with Jake Lapham
CPG national president Dennis Anderson talks about the deadly injuries being suffered by greyhounds in the catching pen. Bumpy Express is the latest greyhound to be killed after suffering an injury at the end of the race.

MAY 7, 2020 - ABC Central Coast Radio

Greyhound dies at Gosford Track
News Bulletin
Bumpy Express fractured his leg in a catching pen incident at Gosford. He is the second greyhound to die at Gosford in as many months.

CPG national president Dennis Anderson says safer alernatives to catching pens must be investigated.

MAY 6, 2020 - NBN TV News (Newcastle NSW), NBN News Online

Investigation into Gosford Greyhound Death
Sarah Iuliano
The death of Bumpy Express at Gosford has highlighted the dangers of catching pens in the racing industry.

CPG national president Dennis Anderson says that catching pens are dangerous, with the dogs coming to a sudden stop after racing at high speed. Video includes Dennis and his rescue greyhound Comet. View more

MAY 5, 2020 - ABC Central Coast Online

Greyhound dies at Gosford Track
Facebook Post
Two-year-old greyhound ‘Bumpy Express’ was euthanised after sustaining a fractured leg during Monday’s race meet.

A steward’s report says the decision was made by the on-site vet after the dog stopped suddenly in the ‘catching pen’ at the end of the track. Read more

APRIL 29, 2020 - Blayney Chronicle, Maitland Mercury

Horror night at Maitland greyhounds with two dogs euthanised
No author

Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) has suspended all racing and trialling activity at Maitland, seeking immediate explanations as part of an investigation into incidents at Monday night’s meeting. In light of the incidents the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG) has renewed calls to ban greyhound racing altogether.

Read more in Blayney Chronicle. Read more in Maitland Mercury.

APRIL 28, 2020 - WIN Network Gippsland

Greyhound deaths
Alice Pohlner
Story on the increasing number of greyhound deaths following the euthanisia of Phoenix Drive, the fourth greyhound to be killed at Warragul in 2020.

CPG national president Dennis Anderson comments on the increasing carnage on racing tracks.

APRIL 28, 2020 - ABC Newcastle Radio

Two greyhounds killed at Maitland on unsafe track – racing suspended
Drive program with Paul Turton
CPG national president Dennis Anderson discusses how in a night of carnage, two greyhounds were killed at the Maitland racing track on 27 April 2020 with another dog seriously injured.

While racing has been suspended at Maitland so track quality can be investigated, this incident highlights the dangers of forcing greyhounds to race at high speeds around tight bends.

APRIL 24, 2020 - The Perth Voice Interactive

Speakers Corner: Grey Area
Opinion piece by Andrea Pollard
Most sports around the country are shut down, but greyhounds in WA are still running every day without a live audience in race meets closed to the public.

In this week’s Speaker’s Corner, Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds’ WA divisional manager Andrea Pollard reminds us these animals are still being badly injured. Read more

APRIL 21, 2020 - FOX-FM Radio News (Melbourne)

Greyhound Racing Victoria dumps rehoming dogs on Victorian charities
FOX-FM ran a news bulletin about how more ex-racers in Victoria will die because Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) is diverting owners to charity rescues.

CPG’s Victorian state director, Julia Cockram, said if GRV can keep racing, it can keep rehoming. Charity rehomers are small, volunteer-run groups that are always running at full capacity and can’t handle an extra load.

APRIL 21, 2020 - ABC Radio North Coast

Death of greyhound Dilapidated at Grafton
News report highlights the death of young greyhound Dilapitated at Grafton. Mentions that a quarter of the 16 greyhounds killed in NSW this year have been in the North Coast.

CPG President Dennis Anderson says that the Lismore track is a particular concern, currently under scrutiny by GWIC.

APRIL 17, 2020 - ABC Radio Sydney and ABC Radio National

Draft NSW Greyhound Welfare Code
Glen Moret

ABC Radio reported in several news bulletins throughout the morning on CPG’s concerns regarding the NSW draft code, mentioning both lack of kennel space and exercise.

A second news item covered the need for safer tracks, increased penalties and reduced breeding.

APRIL 14, 2020 - Freelance website

The first six months of WA’s dog racing injury scheme: after a dog fractures its leg, where does it go?
Matilda Duncan

This article resulted from an FOI request after the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds called on the Western Australian Government to increase transparency surrounding the state’s greyhound injury scheme in a recent statement to the Mandurah Mail on March 28. Read more

APRIL 8, 2020 - Geelong Independent

News briefs – greyhound death
No author

A third greyhound has died at Geelong Greyhound Racing Club this year after suffering a radius/ulna fracture in a collision last Friday.

Get Up Honey was “humanely euthanased”, according to the steward’s report, and was the 68th dog to die on Australian tracks this year, according to the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds. Read more

APRIL 7, 2020 - Australian Dog Lover

Comment on Draft NSW Greyhound Welfare Code Before April 14, 2020
Editor

Greyhounds are just like other dogs and they need five minutes of our time online this week.

CPG is asking all dog lovers to go online for five minutes and have their say about shortcomings in the new draft welfare standard for these dogs in NSW. Read more

MARCH 27, 2020 - Mandurah Mail

Two greyhounds retired following racing injuries at Mandurah track
Claire Sadler

Greyhounds Titanium Bolt and Shinboner Star were seriously injured after racing at the Mandurah track last weekend.

The Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds were concerned about what happens to greyhounds under the Greyhound Injury Full Recovery Scheme managed by Racing and Wagering WA. Read more

MARCH 21, 2020 - Central Coast Community News, Weekly news wrap 5@5

Greyhounds protection
The Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds is calling for a major reform of the greyhound racing industry after a dog was euthanised following a meet at Gosford on March 10.

CPG National President, Dennis Anderson, said that “Twelve greyhounds have now been killed on NSW tracks.” Read more

MARCH 20, 2020 - Central Coast Community News

Greyhound death revives calls for reform

The Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG) is calling for a major reform of the greyhound racing industry after a dog was euthanised following a meet at Gosford on March 10. Read more

MARCH 14, 2020 - SBS News website article and TV news story

Many greyhounds are still looking for a home five years after the NSW racing industry was exposed
Matt Connellan
SBS looks at the situation five years on from the short-lived ‘greyhound ban’ in NSW back in 2016 with a print story including a short video of Lorraine Ramsay, Central Coast Greyhound Rescue.

The story also includes comments by Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission CEO Judy Lind and CPG’s National President/Dennis Anderson.

SBS notes at the end of the article that the NSW Government did not respond to a request for comment. Read more

MARCH 13, 2020 - SBS World News Radio

Greyhound welfare still a concern five years later, say advocates
Matt Connellan
SBS looks at the problem of re-homing greyhounds given the 4,000 whelped each year. The audio podcast includes comments from CPG’s Dennis Anderson, Central Coast Rescue’s Lorraine Ramsay and Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission CEO Judy Lind who states that the NSW industry is well aware it must re-home every dog it breeds.

SBS notes that the last GRNSW annual report says only 700 dogs were re-homed. Listen to the podcast

MARCH 12, 2020 - ABC Central Coast

Scott Levi Breakfast Show

In a wide-ranging discussion CPG President Dennis Anderson talks about the love of greyhounds, how to reform the racing industry, and the sad death of Sapphire Jan this week at the Gosford track north of Sydney.

MARCH 1, 2020 - 2SER Weekend Breakfast Show

Radio interview with host Jess Klajman
Producer – Chris Jaeger

When a greyhound is too slow to race, she’s either ‘disappeared’ or taxpayers ultimately foot the bill to re-house her.

Dennis Anderson, national president of the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG) wants to know why. Listen to the interview

FEBRUARY 26, 2020 - New Matilda

You and I shouldn’t be paying to rehouse greyhounds too slow to race, the industry should
Dennis Anderson

Both the racing and betting industries – not the public – must pay the costs of greyhound welfare after each dog stops racing. Read more

FEBRUARY 24, 2020 - Greyhound Recorder

GWIC responds to recent ABC report
Staff writer

Greyhound Welfare & Integrity Commission CEO Judy Lind responded to the ABC Sydney Online article of February 22, 2020 with a news release which was published by the Greyhound Recorder. CPG has provided a factual analysis of GWIC’s response for journalists here.

FEBRUARY 22, 2020 - ABC Sydney Online

Greyhounds still disappearing in NSW as Integrity Commission tries to seal cracks
Paige Cockburn

More than three years after the NSW Government promised to clean up the greyhound industry many dogs are still disappearing and feared dead in mass graves.

The Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds says this paves the way to more mass killings. Read more

FEBRUARY 21, 2020 - The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times

High time industry counted the cost
Peter FitzSimons

Fitzy looks at why CPG says the extended producer responsibility should apply to greyhound welfare.

In essence, CPG says that the racing and betting industries should pay for the costs of greyhound welfare after each dog stops racing, not the public. Read more, second article down

FEBRUARY 20, 2020 - ABC Radio Sydney

Breakfast with Wendy and Robbie – 9am news broadcast

Greyhound advocates are calling for reforms after the death of Takahi Katey at Nowra. CPG national president Dennis Anderson describes the growing death toll.

FEBRUARY 20, 2020 - ABC Illawarra

Melinda James breakfast show

CPG national president Dennis Anderson looks at a recent death at the Nowra track, and discusses the reforms required to improve greyhound welfare.

FEBRUARY 19, 2020 - ABC Central Victoria

Fiona Parker Breakfast Show

CPG national president Dennis Anderson discusses the recent deaths at the Bendigo track and refutes racing industry claims. He also proposes reforms to stop the growing death toll.

FEBRUARY 18, 2020 - Echonetdaily

Echonetdaily is an independent online source of local news on the NSW north coast, covering the northern rivers including the Tweed Shire, Byron Shire, Lismore and Ballina Shire.

Greyhound sanctuaries could create thousands of jobs for rural NSW

There needs to be a quality life for greyhounds after racing.

Animal welfare group the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG) have just announced an idea where greyhound sanctuaries could create more than 7,000 new jobs across rural NSW. Read more

FEBRUARY 17, 2020 - Triple J Radio - Hack program

Hack is made for young Australians 15-35 years and airs nationally at 5:30pm weekdays nationally.

Timothy Swanston

Triple J meets Dr Victoria Sublette at home with her greyhounds and talks to CPG National President Dennis Anderson about the 64 greyhounds that were killed last year on Qld racing tracks and the State Government plans to build a new $40m racing track.

FEBRUARY 13, 2020 - totallyveganvbuzz.com, International

Healthy greyhounds killed ‘in their prime’ in racing industry as shocking death toll figures are revealed
Oli Gross

Animal rights activists have released shocking statistics behind the greyhound racing industry in Australia.

Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds has slammed the industry and demanded tougher protections for animals. Read more

FEBRUARY 12, 2020 - The Canning Examiner

Group alarmed at dog deaths
Geraldine Alphonse

Greyhound racing in WA is again under the spotlight after several greyhounds were injured in recent races.

Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG) divisional manager Andrea Pollard said the current condition of the six greyhounds is unknown and will not be made public. Read more

FEBRUARY 10, 2020 - Crikey (national digital political news platform)

Dead greyhounds and the regulator that’s not allowed to regulate
Bernard Keane, Politics Editor, Crikey

As the death toll in the greyhound racing industry grows, it’s clear the NSW government has no interest in enabling the state’s welfare regulator to do its job. Read more

FEBRUARY 4, 2020 - Geelong Independent

Local greyhound 13th track death
Luke Voogt

A Geelong greyhound became the 13th to die on Victorian tracks in January last Friday, sparking renewed calls for better medical treatment and modified tracks. Read more

FEBRUARY 3, 2020 - The Northern Star

Reprinted Lismore Echo, February 6, 2020
Rebecca Fist

Track under scrutiny after greyhound deaths

The Lismore Greyhound Racing Track will be under scrutiny following the deaths of two dogs in January. Mr Anderson, from the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds, is appalled at the industry’s treatment of animals.

JANUARY 31, 2020 - OneGreen Planet, International

Greyhounds Shouldn’t be Racing: A Sport Which Requires Dogs to Die or Be Seriously Injured
Eliza Erskine

Animal rights organization Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG) released figures on January 29 that show 64 greyhound deaths in Queensland, Australia, in 2019. Read full article

JANUARY 30, 2020 - Daily Mail Australia

Animal rights activists claim greyhounds are being needlessly killed ‘in their prime’ as the injury toll of racing on dogs is revealed
Claudia Poposki

Animal activists have claimed 64 greyhounds have died and more than 1,200 were injured on Queensland tracks alone in 2019.

The group’s national president, Dennis Anderson, said the public deserved to know the information as millions of taxpayer dollars are spent on the sport. Read more

JANUARY 29, 2020 - Redlands City Bulletin, Qld

Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds calls for racing industry shakeup after dog euthanised at Capalaba track
Jordan Crick

Animal rights activists have renewed calls for an overhaul of the racing industry after a dog was euthanised at a Capalaba race track earlier this month.

Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds president Dennis Anderson said greyhounds were still dying despite the Racing Queensland rebate scheme. Read more

JANUARY 29, 2020 - ABC Radio Brisbane Morning Show

Interview with CPG’s Dennis Anderson and the QRIC Commissioner about greyhound racing deaths and injuries
Rebecca Levingstone

JANUARY 28, 2020 - ABC Queensland (online)

Greyhound racing sees 64 deaths, more than 1,200 injuries on Queensland tracks, figures show
Exclusive by Rebeka Powell

Greyhound racing has seen 64 greyhound deaths and resulted in more than 1,200 injuries in 2019 in Queensland alone, according to figures compiled by the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG).

CPG national president Dennis Anderson said the injuries in Queensland were “significant”. “Some of the 64 dogs killed in their prime during 2019 were not even two years old when they suffered death in the pursuit of profit and winnings for their owners,” Mr Anderson said. Read more

JANUARY 27, 2020 - ABC North Coast Radio

Radio news bulletin

A Greyhound welfare group has renewed its call for changes to the racing industry after a greyhound was killed following a race at the Lismore track.

Four-year-old greyhound Two More Models was euthanised after falling heavily during a race last week and fracturing his fore leg.

Read more

Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds President Dennis Anderson says it’s the second greyhound to die on New South Wales tracks with year, and the 22nd in Australia.

He says too many greyhounds are still dying.

“We believe that in 2020, it is unacceptable to be deliberately putting dogs in danger of death and injury in the name of entertainment and profit.”

The Greyhound Welfare & Integrity Commission says the incidents of greyhound deaths at race meetings in NSW is at a record low, with the latest injury report revealing catastrophic injury rates are at 0.6 per 1000 starts.

It says the Commission will continue to focus on reducing these numbers further and is working hard with Greyhound Racing NSW, the Greyhound Breeders, Owners and Trainers Association and the greyhound racing fraternity to make this happen.

Read less

JANUARY 27, 2020 - The Adelaide Advertiser (online and print)

Greyhounds euthanised after racetrack incidents
Gabriel Polychronis

The deaths of three greyhounds at South Australian tracks this month have sparked calls for more safety measures and better tracking of what happens to injured and poorly performing dogs.

Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds president Dennis Anderson said “the reality of greyhound racing is on full view in South Australia”.

JANUARY 24, 2020 - ABC Radio Tasmania Drive

Dennis Anderson highlights the latest greyhound deaths in Tasmania

CPG National President Dennis Anderson talks to ABC Tasmania Drive presenter Piia Wirsu about the two greyhound deaths within a fortnight in Tasmania. Myrrhee and Veil Falls both fell, fractured their legs and were put to death.

Mr Anderson states that it costs around $4,000 to treat the typical fractured leg that greyhounds suffer when racing. That so few dogs are treated shows that profit has precedence over animal welfare.

JANUARY 14, 2020 - The Courier (Ballarat)

Ballarat greyhounds euthanased following racing injuries
Caleb Cluff

The death of two dogs in separate races at a Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club meeting last Wednesday has led to a further call for changes in the way the sport is conducted…

The Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds, an association affiliated with the Animal Justice Party, says there have been 11 greyhound deaths at Australian racing tracks in the first 10 days of 2020, according to stewards’ reports, with five deaths in Victoria.

JANUARY 14, 2020 - ABC Central Victoria

Radio interviewer Tyrone Dalton talked with CPG National President, Dennis Anderson, about greyhounds Latinize and Bakali Jet being killed at Ballarat.

JANUARY 8, 2020 - Mandurah Coastal Times, WA (front page)

Injuries dog sport 
Aaron Kirby

The safety and wellbeing of Greyhounds has again been called into question after two dogs were injured while racing at TABtouch Park Mandurah on December 27.

Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds WA divisional manager Andrea Pollard continued to call for a ban on the sport and said the “carnage continues” after three-year old greyhounds Aldrich and Leilani’s Lad broke their right hind legs while racing. Read more

JANUARY 7, 2020 - NewsMail (Bundaberg, Queensland)

Running at loss of hounds
Mikayla Haupt

It’s hardly the trifecta punters were betting on, but the last three Bundaberg greyhound meets in 2019 saw three dogs euthanized – one at each meet – after suffering an injury, according to the local steward reports. Read more

DECEMBER 27, 2019 – Townsville Bulletin

Greyhounds euthanased after fall in race
No author

Two greyhounds were euthanased at the Townsville track earlier this month in a race that was sponsored by Burdekin Vet Services.

According to the latest stewards’ report, greyhounds Pandora’s Glory and Midnight Swim fell at the turn of the back straight in Race 2 on December 17. Pandora’s Glory fractured her shoulder while Midnight Swim injured her hind tendon. Both dogs were euthanased and both were less than three years old.

Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds Queensland divisional manager Matt Stephen claimed the incident underlined the “brutal nature of greyhound racing”. “Eight dogs have been killed in their prime at this track since June 2019 in the pursuit of profit and winnings for their owners and trainers,” he said.

However, Racing Queensland boss Brendan Parnell said the injury rate for greyhounds racing in Queensland was under 3 per cent, with most of those returning to the track inside a fortnight. “In Townsville, the present figure is under 2.5 per cent – the second lowest in the state behind Rockhampton – however, there are occasions where euthanasia is required due to race-day incidents, which is unfortunate,” he said.

“As an organisation, we are continually looking for new ways to reduce the injury and mortality rates contained within our sport.”

DECEMBER 17, 2019 – Crikey (National)

Gone are the dogs: governments have totally abandoned their promises on greyhound welfare
Bernard Keane, Politics Editor

Remember those state government pledges to better protect greyhounds in the wake of 2015 revelations of a brutal, corrupt industry? They’ve been all but abandoned…

According to data collected from the racing industry by the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG), 12 dogs have already been killed in races across the country in the first half of January alone. Read more



DECEMBER 7, 2019 – NewsMail (Bundaberg, Queensland)

Dogs dying to race
No author

A greyhound was euthanised at each of the Bundaberg Greyhound Racing Club’s last three race meets in 2019, it has been revealed.

The Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds has lifted the lid on the horror faced by dogs at Thabeban Park, saying it is appalled by the statistics. Read more

DECEMBER 6, 2019 – Northern Daily Leader

(Reprinted Border News, Boonah; Country Leader, NSW; Tamworth Times, NSW)

Greyhound racing | Industry responds to condemnation after dog dies in Moree
Jem Nash

CONTROVERSY: The death of a greyhound in Moree has resulted in more condemnation of the greyhound racing industry. Read more


DECEMBER 5, 2019 – Moree Champion

Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds calls for more public awareness into greyhound industry after death at Moree track
Jem Nash

The Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG) has described greyhound racing as a “cruel sport” after a greyhound was injured in Moree on Saturday, November 23 and subsequently euthanized. Read more

DECEMBER 2, 2019 – Newcastle Herald

Serene Spirit greyhound euthanised after it was injured in Newcastle race at Birmingham Gardens
Phoebe Moloney

A greyhound has been euthanised after it was injured during a race in Newcastle on Friday.

The Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds, a national advocacy group with an aim of “informing the public about the cruelties of greyhound racing,” said Serene Spirit’s death highlighted “inevitability” of fatalities in the sport. Read more

NOVEMBER 26, 2019 – Triple M Radio Brisbane morning show, Queensland

Qld greyhound injury and death statistics 2019
An interview with CPG’s Matt Stephen.

NOVEMBER 20, 2019 – Daily Liberal (Dubbo, NSW)

Bartender’s death sparks change calls
Ryan Young

The death of a four-year-old greyhound, who was euthanised after its leg was broken at a recent Dubbo race meet – has led to calls for more work to be done to reduce dog injuries on the track.

“Every time there’s a death on the track or a euthanasia at the track – we’re going to put out a press release…in the area where that death occurred,” the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds vice president Dennis Anderson vowed. Read more

NOVEMBER 14, 2019 – The Herald Sun

(Reprinted The Cairns Post, Queensland, 19 Nov 2019; The West Australian, WA, 14 Nov 2019)

The brutality must be punished
Rita Panahi, columnist

Is the greyhound racing industry irredeemably rotten or can it be saved from the minority of miscreants who continue backward practices that repulse decent human beings?…

“I’m not surprised at all that it’s happening behind closed doors,” said Julia Cockram, from the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds.

NOVEMBER 12, 2019 – ABC News Online

Victorian greyhound trainers suspended after allegedly using possums as live bait
Silva, Kristian

Three Victorian greyhound trainers have been suspended after allegedly using possums as live bait, but the head of the sport insists the illegal practice is not widespread…

Julia Cockram, from the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds, said blooding increased dogs’ “prey drive” and made them race faster. Read more

ABC Radio Shepparton, Victoria

Interview about Vic greyhound injury and death statistics in the GRV annual report
CPG’s Julia Cockram

Recording not available.

OCTOBER 18, 2019 – news.com.au

Anger over Australia’s ‘disappeared’ greyhounds
Charis Chang

Analysis has raised questions about Australia’s missing greyhounds, with animal rights groups
estimating more than 4000 dogs a year have disappeared…

The Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds believes thousands of greyhounds are still being
killed every year. Read more

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