Media

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.

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

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 full article

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 full article

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 full article

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.



DECEMBER 6 2019 – Northern Daily Leader (reprinted in 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.



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.

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.

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

CPG’s Matt Stephen, interview about Qld greyhound injury and death statistics 2019

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.

NOVEMBER 14, 2019 – The Herald Sun

(Reprinted – The Cairns Post, Qld., 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.

NOVEMBER 5 2019 – ABC Radio Shepparton, Vic

CPG’s Julia Cockram, interview about Vic greyhound injury and death statistics in the
GRV annual report
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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 full article

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