UPDATE: On 7 July 2016, the NSW government announced greyhound racing would be banned in the state by 1 July 2017 (see announcement here). Join us in calling on Queensland to follow the lead of NSW in banning greyhound racing here.
Animal Liberation Qld has today marked the 2 year anniversary of the groundbreaking 4 Corners 'Making a Killing' exposé into the greyhound racing industry. The program aired shocking undercover footage of live baiting, obtained by Animal Liberation Qld and Animals Australia, and revealed the mass-killing of dogs who are deemed unprofitable to the industry.
NATIONAL ACTION - Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and Hobart will be hosting the March for the Murdered Million on July 24, which stems from CAGED northwest's event happening on the same day in the UK. This event is to honour all the greyhound who have been bred, exploited and killed by the greyhound racing industry for no reason other than gambling and entertainment.
Are you looking for a laid back, sweet natured, gentle giant? A couch companion who will be a friend for life? If you answered with a resounding YES PLEASE, then a rescued greyhound might be the dog for you.
Despite the fact that they may come from a perilous life on the racetrack, greyhounds are highly adaptable to a home environment - they're even well suited to apartment living. Give them some love, affection and a comfy couch to laze on and they'll be your best friend for life.
Cruelty is entrenched in the greyhound racing industry.
Here are just 3 reasons why:
Brisbane, 7th October 2015 – Animal Liberation Queensland today launched a billboard campaign at Brisbane’s Central Station highlighting the widespread killing, or ‘wastage’, of dogs and puppies in the greyhound racing industry. The billboard, the first part of an ongoing campaign, will educate the public about the true scale of killing in the industry under the tagline “Running late isn’t the end of the world…unless you’re a greyhound”.
Australian greyhounds, shockingly, are live exported to China to race in Macau, the only place in Asia with a greyhound track. When not racing, the dogs live in small cages onsite. Even more ghastly is the fact that not a single Australian dog sent to Macau comes out alive at the end of their career – there is simply no adoption program to make this possible. Dogs are killed when their performances start to decline, usually before the age of five.
“It sounds like the Townsville Greyhound Racing Club is attempting to blackmail Racing Queensland for further funding, threatening the lives of 300 healthy greyhounds”, said Animal Liberation Qld President Mr Chay Neal.
Animal Liberation Qld is calling for Tony Zammit, President of Greyhound Breeders, Owners and Trainers Association, to either resign or be sacked.
Following the discovery of 55 greyhound carcasses in Bundaberg, in Thursday’s Courier Mail (“Racing rocked by grisly dog find”) Zammit was quoted as saying “It does make me angry if it’s been done inhumanely”.