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Greyhound sanctuaries could create thousands of jobs for rural NSW

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There needs to be a quality life for greyhounds after racing.

Animal welfare group the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG) have just announced and idea where greyhound sanctuaries could create more than 7,000 new jobs across rural NSW.

National president for the CPG Dennis Anderson says greyhound sanctuaries located in NSW’s regional areas could create more jobs locally than exist currently due to racing now. ‘Official inspections by the RSPCA NSW and the Animal Welfare Leauge NSW would be mandatory

Mr Anderson said the NSW Government could amend the Betting Tax Act 2001 (which is already used to collect funds from the racing industry) to pay sanctuary operators and staff, while the power to inspect is already provided by the NSW Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

Sanctuaries would house, feed and care for these dogs. These places would be privately operated but licensed by the NSW Government. This approach would combine animal welfare and regional job creation,’ said Mr Anderson.

Greyhounds make great pets and get on very well with other earthlings.

Direct employment would depend upon the number of greyhounds in each sanctuary, while indirect jobs created would be about ten times the numbers supporting the current greyhound racing population.’

He said the racing industry must find a solution instead of killing dogs, or face the rising tide of public disgust with its wanton killing of greyhounds, while the betting industry must contribute towards costs arising by way of the Betting Tax Act.

The CPG wants reform policy changes for greyhounds.

There would be no greyhound racing without the betting industry. Also, to make our estimate of the new jobs that sanctuaries would create even more accurate, CPG invites the racing industry to provide full details of dogs listed with it prior to the handover to the NSW greyhound industry regulator in 2018,’ said Mr Anderson.

‘Greyhounds must be able to live out their lives, instead of the industry killing them when they are deemed not fast enough, get injured or don’t win. 

‘Such ongoing cruelty shows the NSW Government has failed its duty under the NSW Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.’


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7 COMMENTS

  1. This is NOT the solution. Greyhounds need loving families post-rescue – the solution IS A TOTAL BAN ON GREYHOUND RACING which will stop the breeding and euthanasia of all these beautiful creatures. I have two in my small unit and they are loving their lives now.

  2. Australia is one of the most cruel countries for animals. A dangerous condition actually because cruelty to animals is connected with violence towards humans, as any psychiatrist, doctor or teacher will tell you.

  3. What happens to the Greyhounds in the sanctuaries? Sounds like a Red herring.
    I adopted an ex-racer Greyhound 3 years ago, an excellent companion/pet.

  4. Let’s ALL WORK TOGETHER to rescue these stunning, gentle creatures n spread the word on what AMAZING COMPANIONS they make! Flats n apartments no problem for these docile, low demands dogs!

  5. This just puts the greyhounds from one kennel to another So what is the point. Breeding needs to be capped and the number of dogs limited to each trainer. No one will be able to track birth to death and you must not forget that you are dealing with the horrible people in the universe. Australia has been named as the second most country in the world, excluding third world countries, for animal cruelty. This disgusting sport needs to be banner and I should know after rescuing and rehoming two thousand greyhounds. NOTHING WILL WORK UNTIL THIS HORRENDOUS SPORT IS BANNED. When a trainer is suspended the grey is just put in a relatives name…..I think these horrible trainers think we are fools, they just laugh. I know this for a fact as it has been said to me by an informant. Wake up Australia you are the laughing stock of the world.

  6. Could be time for a book on the energetic reasons for the persistent predatory behaviour of humans, belief systems, intentional slavery systems enabling those whom benefit.. the control of the flow of information, intentional separation of humanity from themselves. It is not our true nature… those in groups not taking responsibility for those in their own groups causing & creating the outstanding mess on this planet.

    Thinking it’s time..

    Blessings & love

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