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Has the greyhound racing industry no shame?

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) has condemned an invasive and painful greyhound breeding technique used on about 80 per cent of greyhound mothers. The procedure involves cutting into the dog’s abdomen, removing her uterus, introducing semen and then sewing up the surgical incision. The AVA and the RSPCA have declared this invasive and causing unnecessary pain.

Research commissioned by the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds and the world’s largest greyhound protection agency, GREY2K USA Worldwide, shows that most Australians want greyhound racing banned, as it is in 49 US states. The survey found that almost 60 per cent wanted the industry phased out or banned, while 70 per cent wanted to stop government subsidies, and would be less likely to vote for a political party that supported these subsidies.

For anyone who loves dogs, the greyhound industry is a nightmare. Last year, 213 dogs were killed on Australian tracks and there were more than 10,000 injuries. Causing unnecessary pain in order to breed more victims for this vile business is ethically bankrupt.

With a NSW election coming up in March, now would be a good time to phone or write to your local candidates and ask them to commit to banning this cruel industry.

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia

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