There is a constant oversupply of greyhounds in Australia as the industry breeds far too many dogs in the hope of finding the one that will run fast enough to earn money.
While state governments have committed to whole of life tracking for each greyhound, this has not been implemented in any state. This means there is no mechanism to match the number of greyhounds bred to those greyhounds who either do not race or are retired after racing.
This lack of tracking and transparency means that thousands of young and healthy greyhounds are liable to be killed each year.
- CPG case study: Disappeared greyhounds, FY2019-20
- ABC Online, 22 February 2020: Greyhounds still disappearing in NSW as Integrity Commission tries to seal cracks