13 greyhounds killed racing in June

13 greyhounds killed racing in June

Thirteen young greyhounds were killed on the racetracks of Australia in June 2021, according to publicly-available stewards’ reports.

This number doesn’t include those dogs with major injuries that were taken from the tracks and later euthanased. Some of these we will discover; others will remain buried within the racing industry’s layers of obstruction.

The list of broken bodies:

2 JunHARA’S OLAFAlbion Park QLDHock fracturecollision, break down in the home turn
7 JunDIAMOND GEORGECannington WAWrist fracture & gracilis muscle tearcollisions at first turn, break down in home turn
9 JunTINKER RAYThe Meadows VICLacerated carotid artery from jaw/skull fracturefall after race finish
10 JunSHE CAN FLYWagga Wagga NSWCompound foreleg fracturefall after collision at first turn
14 Jun CASH OR CHEQUEMurray Bridge SAForeleg fracturefall after collisions at first turn
18 Jun LONNIE WONDERMandurah WAOpen fracture of forelegfall after collision past finish line
19 Jun FIREFLY JENKempsey NSWCollapse from heart attack on finish line
21 Jun FINE EDITIONWarrnambool VICFractured forelegFall after collision at home turn
24 JunZIPPING WHOOPIMurray Bridge SAFound dead from ruptured aorta in kennel
25 Jun ZINFANDEL BORISGawler SACollapsed from cardiac arrest after finish
26 Jun SKETCHY TRAPDOORWauchope NSWFractured femurFall after 4-dog collision near catching pen
26 JunSOME GAVE ALLDubbo NSWCompound fractures to forelegFall after collision at back straight turn
30 JunFLIGHTY LADYRichmond NSW Compound fracture of forelegFall after collision at home turn

Most of the thirteen greyhounds suffered the “usual” fatal injuries – probably treatable – of broken legs caused by falls at track turns.

However, there were several disturbing deaths that say a lot about how hard the dogs are being raced. Three died from cardiac arrests or a ruptured aorta; another greyhound sustained a lacerated carotid artery. 

June also saw NSW continue its deadly trend as the worst state in 2021, with five deaths. For the first half of 2021, greyhound deaths in NSW increased by almost 50 percent over the same period in 2020.
Killed Dubbo 26 June 2021

The total number of greyhounds killed nation-wide now stands at 86. All are listed here

Images show the greyhounds’ final moments from their race videos.

1 thought on “13 greyhounds killed racing in June”

  1. Absolutely heart breaking and sickening. These poor dogs have a very limited life time from the day they are born. I know money speaks louder than words …but WHY is this cruel and corrupt excuse of a sport allowed to exist. The cruelty is out there in the open for everybody to see. If the breeders had a skerrick of decency and duty of care towards these animals they wouldn’t be allowing this to happen. Better still ‘Ban Greyhound Racing FOREVER’

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