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Greyhounds still killed in the hundreds as Australia’s government and industry accused of dragging feet on reforms

In the 2017-18 financial year, 898 greyhound puppies were born and 446 dogs were euthanised trackside because of injury, were unfit for rehoming or were recorded by a racing industry participant as being euthanised.

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RACHEL RIGA: ‘Three years on from the greyhound live baiting scandal that rocked the industry, fewer than half of the recommendations made by an inquiry into the sport in Queensland have been implemented. It comes as new figures show hundreds of dogs are still being euthanised every year. Animal rights activists said the welfare of greyhounds still hasn’t been addressed and the industry should have been shut down after the scandal broke in 2015… At the time Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said her Government would take swift and decisive action in relation to the findings of the report.

However, QRIC, Racing Queensland and the State Government have come under fire from Animal Liberation Queensland for dragging its feet on implementing reforms with only six in place. “It’s very disappointing — I mean they’ve had three years now to implement these recommendations,” Animal Liberation Queensland president Chay Neal said. “Sadly it looks like it’s been a very expensive, multi-million-dollar PR exercise that seems to be more about restoring public confidence in industry and less about addressing the serious animal welfare issues”…

Figures from QRIC show in the 2017-18 financial year, 898 greyhound puppies were born and 446 dogs were euthanised trackside because of injury, were unfit for rehoming or were recorded by a racing industry participant as being euthanised. The MacSporran report said breeding, retirement and adoption figures were so poorly recorded by the industry that the commission had to construct data sets from a variety of sources. It estimated 7,000 greyhound puppies were unaccounted for’. SOURCE…

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