As a rather passionate Advocate for the fair treatment of domestic animals (Especially dogs) this is some of the best news i've heard in a while, Now we just ban other animals abused for human entertainment and i can sleep easy, Unfortunately due to human nature if their can be a profit made from exploiting a resource that is abundant, We will do it. Lets just hope Illegal greyhound racing doesn't become a thing.
Greyhounds are extremely intelligent , affectionate social dogs. They need stimulation and regular attention to be happy and healthy. As for reptiles , as long as they have adequate space, water, food and correct temperatures they thrive in captivity without any social interaction. I am all for the ban on Greyhound racing. I know not all trainers are guilty of what's been reported but for such a small industry the amount of cruel and corrupt practices warrants the total ban of Greyhound racing.
Where's the proof of thousands of dogs killed? Where's the proof of the ones being killed because they were slow? You wager that there are many more killing fields across Australia undiscovered, so you are basing your belief on pure speculation. It is the actions of the few bad eggs that are effecting the many morally and ethically legit people in the sport. The more this gets reported in the paper the more it looses credibility. Keinbah kennels has the first reported mass grave site in Australia according to a newspaper I read yesterday. Going on the facts reported it ESTIMATES 99+ dogs killed. It also states they SUSPECT the dogs died by either a blunt blow to the back of the head or gunshot. Where did they get the figures for the other 67,900 dogs killed in 12 months? Facebook? Aren't they sure if it's a bullet hole or a blunt force injury? Too much speculation with too little fact. I feel I am definitely qualified to pass opinion on this topic being that I was subjected to greyhound racing from the late 70's onwards. I have seen blooding in the hunter region twice and at the well known track only 1 dog participated whilst at least 7 other people with dogs waited for it to be over so they could use the lure instead. Blooding rampant? Hardly. Acceptable? Not at all. Punish the criminal not the citizen. Seems some people just think about themselves and not consider others when it comes to supporting a ban.