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Last week's revelations of cruelty in Australia ensured that greyhound racing is now finally seen for what it is: a barbaric industry which ruthlessly sacrifices greyhounds for profit and makes piglets, rabbits and possums suffer unimaginable cruelty.
We now have a narrow window of opportunity to speak out for greyhounds
in Australia's largest greyhound racing state, New South Wales.
The NSW Government is currently reviewing the state's Greyhound Racing Act which has given the industry complete self-control. Under the Act, the state's industry body Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) is entrusted with the functions of promotor and regulator at the same time - an obvious conflict of interest. It is now clear that this self-regulation model is failing and that the animals are paying a high price.
The current law is putting the fate of greyhounds in the hands of an industry that admits to killing them by thousands every year. We need to ensure that the government takes back control as the regulator of greyhound racing, including responsibility for animal welfare.
Jeroen van Kernebeek Australian Director
GREY2K USA Worldwide
P.S. Greyhound adoption groups are currently being inundated with requests from greyhound trainers to take their dogs. If you are in Australia, please consider fostering or adopting a greyhound. You can find a list on our adoption page.
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