Million Dollar Doping Shows Need To Shut Down Greyhound Racing: Greens

The Australian Greens MPs

Greens Spokesperson for Animal Welfare, Senator Mehreen Faruqi, has reacted to Million Dollar Chase “consolation winner” Nangar Jack testing positive for EPO.

She said:

“This incident confirms that greyhound racing has not and cannot clean up its act. The trainer should be punished and banned, but this is not remotely an isolated incident. To protect greyhounds, this cruel industry must be shut down once and for all.

“This race is nothing but a million dollar farce with Government funding propping up a failing, abusive industry.

“Our analysis shows that in the three months to June this year there were 26 investigations, including drugging of greyhounds, some with arsenic, unauthorised export of greyhounds, extreme animal cruelty and live baiting.

“It’s no exaggeration to say that thousands of dogs have died and been seriously injured since the Labor, Liberal and National parties combined to overturn the ban on greyhound racing.

“I’ve been keeping track of the racing statistics and since Baird backflipped on the ban almost 200 dogs have died on track and more than 4000 have been injured. This is just the tip of the iceberg because the industry doesn’t release the stewards reports for a large number of greyhound racing tracks in New South Wales. These figures also don’t include greyhounds killed off track for injuries or because they are supposedly unable to be rehomed.

“Greyhound racing must be shut down,” she concluded.

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