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JANUARY 17 2020 – Crikey

Gone are the dogs: governments have totally abandoned their promises on greyhound welfare

Bernard Keane, Politics editor

The greyhound racing industry is still being showered in taxpayer funding, even as it slaughters dogs.

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.

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 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
– 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.