Public opinion – Australians do not support greyhound racing

Public opinion – Australians do not support greyhound racing

All surveys of the general population regarding public attitudes to greyhound racing show most Australians do not want greyhound racing to continue.

  • A Channel 7 News poll in 2018 asked: “The NSW government today donated $500,000 to the richest dog race in the world. Is this a good use of taxpayer’s money.”
    95 percent of the 39.8K respondents answered NO   Read more
  • An ABC poll asked if there should be an Australia-wide ban on greyhound racing.
    82 percent of respondents said YES.   Read more
  • Independent research commissioned by the RSPCA was conducted regarding the greyhound racing ban.
    Two out of three people in NSW and the ACT supported the ban.   Read more
  • The RSPCA canvassed attitudes to animal welfare prior to the 2021 WA election.
    More than seven in every ten Western Australians, whether they live in suburbia, on rural properties or in regional towns, say animal welfare is important or extremely important to them.   Read more