SMH Dec 8 2013 Natalie O’Brien
Thousands of healthy greyhound puppies are disappearing, presumed killed, every year, but their deaths are not reported or investigated by the $144 million greyhound racing industry.
Shocking details about puppy farming and the mass killing of the pups have emerged as a record number of people and organisations told a NSW parliamentary inquiry about the dark practices of the greyhound industry.
In one submission, a former industry participant, who did not want to be identified because he said he feared for his safety, said: “I actually found a brown sack one day, when washing my hands in the river that ran through the property, full of dead newborn pups.”
In 2011, up to 3440 puppies were born in registered litters but disappeared before they were named. Naming is a prerequisite for the dogs to race. READ MORE HERE
Illawarra Mercury INEZ HAMILTON-SMITH; April 15, 2013
While you were at home this past Wednesday evening, maybe cooking a nice meal or relaxing watching the TV, greyhounds were racing at various tracks around Australia. These dogs were literally running for their lives. Some didn’t make it.
At the Dapto greyhound track, three greyhounds lost their lives.
The first greyhound that died was Shez’s Way. She was a 19-month-old black greyhound.
This was her very first race. Something happened at the first turn and Shez’s Way stopped running. The track vet inspected her and found she had a serious fractured leg. Serious enough that she wouldn’t race again. When you are a greyhound and you can’t race, you are generally considered worthless. Shez’s Way was put to sleep. READ MORE HERE
SMH; Aug 12, 2012
Old days revisited … the veterinarian Ted Humphries fears corruption in the sport. Photo: Janie Barrett
IT WAS 1995 when the vet Ted Humphries blew the lid on corruption in the greyhound racing industry. Within days of his interview on ABC TV’s 7.30 Report, the Greyhound Racing Control Board sent a letter to racing clubs in an attempt to derail his disclosures, rather than address the problems he raised.
The letter, dated August 29 that year, expressed deep concern about tension at the Wentworth Park track because of his allegations. READ MORE HERE
ABC AM with Tony Eastley; Timothy McDonald; Friday, November 9, 2012
TONY EASTLEY: Tonight at venues around the country greyhounds will jump from their starting boxes and race around a track as money is wagered on which is the fastest animal.
Winners will be applauded and rewarded. There’ll be a good feed and a warm bed afterwards.
However for some of the dogs who are disappointing it might be the end of the road.
Greyhound racing’s governing body now admits 3,000 dogs are put down every year in New South Wales alone. Animal welfare groups are appalled. READ MORE HERE
Times of India, Dec 12 2011
NEW DELHI: After spending several hours inside the cargo hold area of an aircraft as it flew from Australia to India, a greyhound landed at Delhi’s IGI Airport on November 1.
Almost 40 days later, the dog remains cooped up inside a wire cage at the airport’s cargo terminal, refused an NOC by the Animal Quarantine and Certification Services (AQCS) and abandoned by his importer. He is finally expected to be taken in by the Sanjay Gandhi Hospital for animals on Saturday. READ MORE HERE
SMH; Eleanor Ainge Roy; October 26, 2011
Lazy but loveable … greyhound owner Amy Kelly, with former racers Zac and Hope, says the belief that the dogs are aggressive is misguided. Photo: Jacky Ghossein
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/nuzzle-without-a-muzzle-as-retrained-greyhounds-free-to-roam-20111025-1mi3e.html#ixzz1cVWVrBSV
WHEN Amy Kelly, 32, takes her former racing greyhounds Hope and Zac for a walk, she has to muzzle them. ”People’s perception is they are an aggressive dog,” Mrs Kelly said.
”Which is just not true; they are very lazy. But I’ve had people cross the street to avoid my dogs, which is so sad.” READ MORE HERE
Filed under Greyhounds, NSW
From website: Greenhounds (www.greenhounds.com.au) October 25 2011
NSW Local Government Minister Don Page today unveiled a new program which will allow pet greyhounds to become muzzle free in public places.
The Greenhounds program was made possible due to a commitment by the NSW Government – in conjunction with Greyhound Racing NSW – to reform muzzling laws for greyhounds.
Under the Greenhounds program, greyhound owners can apply to have their pets exempt from muzzling laws. READ MORE HERE