Fast facts

Around 40% of the 11,000 greyhounds bred in Australia each year are surplus to requirements. Read more

The average lifespan of a racing greyhound is 1.5 years, the average lifespan of a non-racing greyhound is 10-12 years. Read more

An estimated 750 greyhounds are injured on Australian greyhound racing tracks each month. Read more

State governments invest millions of dollars to prop up the greyhound racing industry due to the revenue generated by gambling. Read more

Greyhounds are drugged with a range of banned substances including EPO, amphetamines, methamphetamines, caffeine, anabolic steroids, Viagra and cocaine. These can have serious psychological and physical effects. Read more

Greyhounds are exported to countries that have poor or no animal welfare protections and are also vulnerable to entering the dog meat trade. Read more