Only two years old, Action Plus collapsed and died after racing in Hobart in Tasmania on 26 August 2021 – International Dog Day. In the stewards’ report, the on-track vet stated that Action Plus “collapsed and passed away” in the catching pen after Race 8. He’s the sixth greyhound nationwide to collapse and die this year. The deaths of the five other dogs were attributed to a ruptured aorta, ruptured abdominal blood vessel, thoracic haemorrhage, … Read moreYoung greyhound collapses and dies on International Dog Day
By removing or editing race videos that show the suffering of greyhounds, Greyhound Racing NSW admits that the realities of dog racing are unacceptable to the general public. In Race 6 at Richmond NSW on 25 August, a multi-dog pile up occurred at the end of the back straight. Three dogs fell and were injured: Nala Bear (chest and hip injury), Funky Freak (groin injury), and Lady Syrene (serious wrist ligaments injury). Another greyhound – … Read moreThe horrific video they tried to hide
The 100th greyhound to lose its life on Australia’s racetracks in 2021 was three-year old Overgrip, yet another dog killed with a broken leg. Zed Bale was the first greyhound loss this year, killed with a broken humerus on 1 January in Geelong VIC. Overgrip was killed on 12 August in Albion Park QLD with a broken tibia. This record only reflects the deaths revealed in stewards’ reports and can be considered an undercount. Many … Read more100th greyhound killed on Australian tracks
Of all the many lethal tracks in New South Wales, the one at Wauchope stands out. With four racing deaths already this year, the track is currently the third worst in Australia. The most recent greyhound to lose their life was Time To Shout, hit by the lure system as it fell apart during a race on 7 August. In October 2020 the racing club proudly boasted of an upgrade – new start boxes and … Read moreThe Wauchope Killing Ground
The first half of 2021 was one of the deadliest for greyhounds in NSW. 36 greyhounds died on the tracks – a 44% increase over the 25 that died in the same period in 2020 (1 January – 30 June). Also, the number of “life-threatening injuries” rose 24%. The data comes from analysis of publicly-available stewards’ reports, examined in CPG’s Lethal Tracks – NSW Update 1st Half 2021” report, available here. The dreadful facts … Read moreNSW greyhound racing deaths surge 44% – the Gold Standard?