Lobbyist slams new dog track

3rd April 2014

ANIMAL welfare lobbyists want the State Government to halt plans for a new greyhound track at Cronulla Park Slacks Creek and to stop wasting taxpayers' money on an industry that is declining.

Animal Liberation QLD greyhound campaigner Hayley Cotton said it was "extremely disappointing" millions of taxpayer dollars would be spent on an industry with animal welfare issues, as well as economic and social concerns.

She said Logan was already considered the pokie capital of Queensland and was suffering considerable economic disadvantage.

"How is yet another source of gambling in this known problem-gambling area of Queensland showing responsible Government?" she said.

Ms Cotton said a social impact assessment was required before approving this kind of development.

"Animal Liberation QLD also has concerns for the estimated 20,000 dogs bred each year for racing in Australia" she said.

"They greyhound racing industry is responsible for the deaths of 17,000 dogs each year".

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