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New South Wales, Australia bans greyhound racing.

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posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 03:37 AM
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After a special commission of enquiry found widespread and systematic maltreatment of animals the New South Wales state government has decided to ban greyhound racing as of July 1 2017,the industry is worth tens of millions of dollars but is involved in practices such as live baiting and killing dogs too slow or unsuitable for racing,a greyhound pup can be worth $10000 AUD(ABOUT 7500 US)but once its usefullness is over it goes on the funeral pyre of some 48000-68000 dogs killed.

The news link is here http/;//abc

The ABC National broadcaster documentary that started all this follows





posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 03:42 AM
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a reply to: khnum
Whilst I have in the past enjoyed the odd flutter on the dogs, I've seen far too much of what goes on behind the scenes. There are various charities in the UK dedicated to trying to protect greyhounds from the abuse that goes hand in hand with the sport.

I hope NSW isn't the last place to do this as it's a dirty sport that cares nothing for the dogs.



posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 03:46 AM
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It is about time. Perhaps the other State Governments will grow a pair and follow suit.

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posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 03:46 AM
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a reply to: SprocketUK

There are greyhound adoption charities here such as Friends of the hound and Greyhound rescue unfortunately they only seem to of helped only a small percent of the dogs in trouble.



posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 03:48 AM
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a reply to: pheonix358

The Australian Capital Territory has just done the same



posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 03:49 AM
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originally posted by: khnum
a reply to: SprocketUK

There are greyhound adoption charities here such as Friends of the hound and Greyhound rescue unfortunately they only seem to of helped only a small percent of the dogs in trouble.


It just goes to show the sheer size of the problem.



posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 04:25 AM
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a reply to: khnum

Well, perhaps the horses next. No end of turn over. Horses not suitable end up as 'dog meat' or fertilizer and are eaten by some.

Same with pigeons. Not good enough for racing. Ring the necks and feed to the dogs.

I know the greyhound industry is/was insidious and nasty. But so are many other animals used in racing and betting.

I bet my chickens, geese and ducks against spiders, snails, large centipedes, small snakes, redbacks and cockroaches around the house and I bet my domestic dogs against the rats, mice and other rodents that inhabit where I live.

Ohhh
poor poor small mammals, insects and arachnids.

The whole flamin thing about the 'dogs' (greyhounds) is the state government has mishandled the regulations in the past and are copping out. In the past the state made millions x millions. No distinct regulatory authorities carried about their specific tasks due to greed and backhanders ($). Investigate the corrupt a bit more succinctly rather than the knee jerk, glossing over the top of criminal acts to save the holy respects of a few pollies who dabbled in the doggies in the past.

For once, I ask, the New South Wales Government to go after the wealth of those who succoured the life out of its respective constituents regardless of what political party they were beholding to.

This release only satisfies the hunger of the deserved animal rights who lobbied and got 'shut up' money but doesn't sate the majority of the plain people of New South Wales who acknowledge that the factors leading to this decision were common knowledge to Gov officials decades ago.

So, unfortunately animals have suffered in the past, graft and corruption endured but has been satisfied by this position and the do gooders have got their dollars and cents by waiting this long.

Tragic!!!!


Kind regards,

Bally



posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 04:30 AM
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a reply to: khnum

This so called sport is nothing but "Blooding greyhounds" to kill and win or loose money in the name of sport. Nothing but cruel for the "food fodder" they chase and kill in training. And when their winning days are over, they become minced "DOG FOOD" or disguarded with a bullet to the head and buried, SHAME.....



posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 04:38 AM
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It's a shame. I used to work at a greyhound track when I was young and speaking to the owners they love the dogs to bits, part of the family whilst in training and after. To some the dogs are their world, but some trainers have been doing it so long they no longer feel the empathy and it becomes about finances /reward ratios.

As stated above its all animals. They are all abused and loved, it's just the abused make the headlines. The death rate in the UK alone is disgusting but once charities and shelters are unable to rehome them then they have to be put down. With unlimited finances no dog would perish but unfortunately food/kennel space cost alot.

It will never happen to the horse industry. Far too much money in it. In Australia they tend to focus on 2 yr olds/3 yr olds and there is little interest in the older horses unless beneficial breeders.

Like all animals bred, they have a purpose for human beings. The future welfare of the animal is not a priority when picking compatible breeding horses/greyhounds, only the future of prize money/ possible better breeding.

But it's nice to see they are taking a stance on it, although thousands will be out the job. The taxes these bookmaking firms give back to society is a huge amount so expect taxes in those areas affected to rise.



posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 04:41 AM
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Greyhound rescue
Sorry, but my experience with greyhounds is that if you teach a "dog to kill", you would be most unwise to introduce it into a urban or family environment. Once you "Blood" any dog that unfortunately is the end. When i was young, we had greyhounds to chase the rabbits,very docile animal i must say, they beat the other dogs hands down in the capture, but i would NEVER allow them to kill........



posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 04:43 AM
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a reply to: tommo39

There is a lady in the area with one whom I see from time to time on my walk its quite a friendly dog...but it is muzzled
edit on 7-7-2016 by khnum because: boo boo



posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 06:14 AM
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Years ago it was common practice for a greyhound trainer wanting to get rid of them with no questions asked to book a trip from the uk to ireland and half way across just dump the poor animals overboard, but now theres charities who will take them for free they don't do that anymore.



posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 06:14 AM
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nice, now release the animals out of the zoo.


a reply to: khnum



posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 06:21 AM
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I dont see anything wrong with Greyhound racing, although the animal rights fanatics just want to ban everything that involves animals racing or doing anything ,some of whom are more maniacal than some of the people involved in this sport ,some of whom are ruthless, and have no concern for the dogs whatsoever ,i knew a fellow at work who had Greyhounds and didnt think twice about whacking 3 of his dogs that failed to perform anymore ,if it was totally banned there would be no reason to have or breed the dogs anymore so they would [the majority of them ]be destroyed ,but the animal rights loonies would not care about that one bit ,only that they had succeeded in Banning something they dont like ,which is what they are all about .



posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 06:53 AM
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a reply to: ozb1777
Most these animal rights people feel saddling a horse after it has been broken is fine. Riding an animal for you own amusement is fine but when others bask in the amazement that is horse racing and they aren't involved, the world must pay. Animal right activists have the highest double standards of most groups.

"I don't eat meat cos you see how they are mistreated during farming, but I do love the taste of salmon"



posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 06:58 AM
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a reply to: ozb1777
A little story from white City ( old greyhound track in london). In the 70's Trap 6 was drugged and everyone knew about it. All the local gangsters/ pros/ pundits got the information and lumped large amounts of money for it to win.

As expected it led 3 lengths to the first turn due to his inherent early pace and drugs. Problem is it was running so fast and over doped that the greyhound was unable to turn the first corner, hit the outside barrier where the Hare rail is ( on the outside in the uk) and broke it's neck. The fix failed and many people lost alora money.

Just shows that they are animals and that fixing greyhound racing is difficult, in terms of getting a greyhound to win on merit.



posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 07:12 AM
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Ask them what they do with humans who have outlived their usefulness. You'll find out when you retire. If you have any condition which really needs surgery for quality of life and peace of mind you won't get it if you'll live without surgery.



posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 08:34 AM
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Good!!!!

I cant stand animal cruelty or any cruelty in general.



posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 11:41 AM
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originally posted by: DaRAGE
Good!!!!

I cant stand animal cruelty or any cruelty in general.



Just wait until most of the world turns socialist. You'll learn a thing or two about cruelty when you find yourself at odds with "the greater good".



posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 11:46 AM
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Good, this has been a problem for decades.



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