Friday, October 30, 2015

Wastage in greyhound racing: call for submissions

Should greyhound racing continue in Australia? The Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry in New South Wales has released an issues paper on overbreeding and “wastage”, defined as
“wastage” means the number of healthy greyhounds bred for the purpose of greyhound racing that are subsequently destroyed either prior to being named, prior to being raced or upon retirement from racing.
The discussion paper goes on:
The Commission has identified that a significant issue concerning the welfare of greyhounds and the ongoing sustainability of the greyhound racing industry in New South Wales is the killing of many healthy greyhounds which have been purpose bred to race.
The Commission is seeking responses to the issues paper, specifically how this “wastage” could be eliminated or reduced in the NSW greyhound racing industry. It provides a list of questions to answer and stresses that proposed solutions should be “realistic, practical, enforceable or potentially enforceable.”
Submissions must be received by November 23, 2015. To read the issues paper or respond to the questions, visit here.