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  • It's just morally wrong and contradictory

    Why we take dogs as pets and take such good care of them and really care for them but then somehow tolerate dogs getting bread just to run and as said before be killed if they aren't fast enough. I find incredibly difficult to understand because THE STANDARD YOU WALK PAST IS THE STANDARD YOU ACCEPT.
    So glad NSW banned it particularly after the live baiting scandal which I think shook us all to the core. If you aren't consistent we simply do not know what we stand for, particularly in new situations. We need this moral framework and greyhound racing currently destroys our moral framework on animal welfare.

    Liam 15.

  • Greyhound Racing Is Cruel

    This 'sport' is a cruel and malicious practice. Not only are the dogs being harmed, but other animals as well. Racing greyhounds are being enticed to chase, maul and kill live animals such as rabbits, in an effort to make them more enthusiastic racers. This practice, known as 'live baiting' or 'blooding', is a criminal offence in NSW, yet it is still in use. Many greyhounds are killed each year. Responding to the second comment left on this page, it would be incredibly hard to pinpoint the exact racers who don't kill their dogs once they are no use to them. Also, even if all of the people who didn't kill their dogs raced and the people who killed their dogs didn't, then there would be a much smaller industry. So, how many greyhounds are killed each year? When a litter of greyhound pups is born, Greyhound Racing NSW must be notified. Pups are then registered to race at the age of 12 months, trained between 12 and 15 months and are ready to race at around 16 months of age. Around 98,000 greyhounds were bred in the past 12 years in NSW but only 6,800 greyhounds are registered. At best, the commission estimated that 22 per cent of the 6,295 pups born in 2015 could be found homes by welfare organisations or the industry's own 'Greyhounds as Pets' program. Too many dogs are being breeded just in the chance that a few of them might be good racers. The other dogs just go as unregistered puppys, exported overseas, few adopted as pets, and some would have died of natural or accidental causes. The evidence reported to the commission showed that at least 40 per cent of the greyhounds bred never made it to the track.As a consequence, the commission estimated that somewhere between 49,000 and 68,000 dogs (50 to 70 per cent) born in the past 12 years have been killed because they never were, or no longer were, capable of being competitive greyhounds. The industry calls this culling of dogs "wastage". In response the the first commment that states that greyhound racing should not be banned, and should 'LET THE DOGS RUN', animals are not for humans to bet on, race, or force them to do anything.

  • Greyhound Racing Should Be Banned

    This 'sport' is a cruel and malicious practice. Not only are the dogs being harmed, but other animals as well. Racing greyhounds are being enticed to chase, maul and kill live animals such as rabbits, in an effort to make them more enthusiastic racers. This practice, known as 'live baiting' or 'blooding', is a criminal offence in NSW, yet it is still in use. Many greyhounds are killed each year. Responding to the second comment left on this page, it would be incredibly hard to pinpoint the exact racers who don't kill their dogs once they are no use to them. Also, even if all of the people who didn't kill their dogs raced and the people who killed their dogs didn't, then there would be a much smaller industry. So, how many greyhounds are killed each year? When a litter of greyhound pups is born, Greyhound Racing NSW must be notified. Pups are then registered to race at the age of 12 months, trained between 12 and 15 months and are ready to race at around 16 months of age. Around 98,000 greyhounds were bred in the past 12 years in NSW but only 6,800 greyhounds are registered. At best, the commission estimated that 22 per cent of the 6,295 pups born in 2015 could be found homes by welfare organisations or the industry's own 'Greyhounds as Pets' program. Too many dogs are being breeded just in the chance that a few of them might be good racers. The other dogs just go as unregistered puppys, exported overseas, few adopted as pets, and some would have died of natural or accidental causes. The evidence reported to the commission showed that at least 40 per cent of the greyhounds bred never made it to the track.As a consequence, the commission estimated that somewhere between 49,000 and 68,000 dogs (50 to 70 per cent) born in the past 12 years have been killed because they never were, or no longer were, capable of being competitive greyhounds. The industry calls this culling of dogs "wastage". In response the the first commment that states that greyhound racing should not be banned, and should 'LET THE DOGS RUN', animals are not for humans to bet on, race, or force them to do anything.

  • Dogs are awesome

    Hey its Betty-Jane I'm a 21 year old that has 4 grey hounds ( scout, sandy, rover, and thistle) that have been raced that are not fast enough that were going to be put down if i didn't save their lives. I think and i know that grey hound racing ( and all animal racing) should be banned because its so cruel. Think of it from their perspective. You go out to race and chase this thing then if you are not fast enough you get killed. Unfair right?
    Its stupid and i would not let anyone hurt my doggies would you want to run and get killed or hurt ? :( Betty-Jane

  • Most definitely greyhound racing should be banned.

    Thank goodness NSW has a Premier in Mike Baird with the character and decency to take decisive and appropriate action and shut down this corrupt and inhumane industry. Those defending Greyhound Racing NSW, the body whose complacency allowed the widespread callous mistreatment of animals to continue unabated for so long, are way out of step with community expectations. The greyhound racing scene is a dark part of Australian culture which needs to be relegated to the past.

  • Of course greyhound racing should be banned.

    Thank goodness NSW has a Premier in Mike Baird with the decency and character to take appropriate and decisive action against such a corrupt and inhumane industry. Those making excuses for the widespread callous mistreatment of animals are burying their heads in the sand and are way out of touch with the expectations of Australian society.

  • One more step for man...

    Yes greyhound racing should be banned,we are learning that animals have feelings and are aware of the suffering we cause them,but they are totally left to our wims and mercy ,this suffering cannot be allowed to continue if we want to live in a civilised society.Take the first step,stop this unnecessary vile cruelty

  • Yes, it should be banned.

    Greyhound racing is a barbaric sport that causes harm to the animals that are being raced. They are being kept in terrible conditions. Greyhounds are also bred in a way that causes them to have horrible health problems. The terrible conditions and genetic problems combined give them short, miserable lives.

  • Yes it should be banned

    There has been widespread and extreme animal cruelty and cheating through the use of live baiting to entice and train greyhounds. Once the special commission ordered an inquiry they came up with these horrific facts. Considering this scenario,to protect these animals from cruelty the greyhound racing should definitely be banned

  • Yes, greyhound racing should be banned.

    Yes, greyhound racing should be banned. Sports involving animals in general should be banned. Many animals that are used for betting sports are mistreated. Within greyhound racing, 18,000 dogs are slaughtered every year simply because they were not fast enough. Several countries have started banning greyhound racing in reaction to the animal cruelty that is involved.

  • They can stop in the middle of a race if they want

    Omg you just dont see it do you if greyhound racing gets bamned then thousands will lose their jobs and thousands of greyhounds will die greyhounds are not forced to run they dont even have to come out of the boxes if they dont want to they could stop and go to the toilet in the middle of a race if they wanted it is not crule at all

  • Let them run.

    Greyhound racing in NSW should continue. The reaction from Mr Baird to ban the sport was the easy way out after his government failed the industry an the people involved he has discarded the involvement of his governments role that has bought it to its knees .Reform the industry the 79 recommendations is the way forward . The report which is floored in a lot of areas an because of that it will not stand as a report of fact it will indeed be a better piece of evidence for a defense . Now to Mr mchoue an his wife witch are both reported left wing activists know wonder it came to this. Come on give em a go to get it right reform regulate get behind the good people LET THE DOGS RUN! We are Australian

  • Ban the trainers

    I don't think we should ban Greyhound racing as it is a good sport. We should only ban the trainers killing the dogs. These dogs are innocent and should just retire, not killed. In NSW premier Mile Baird is banning them. They should not be banned as many jobs and fun will be lost.


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