It’s about time the Greyhound Racing Industry in South Australia revealed the true figures of healthy greyhounds euthanised in our state.
One of the key findings from the New South Wales Special Commission of Inquiry in the Greyhound Racing Industry was that “of the 97,783 greyhounds bred in the last 12 years, between 48,891 and 68,448 dogs were killed because they were deemed uncompetitive as racing dogs – this equates to a ‘wastage’ rate of 50 to 70 per cent.”
The Greens in South Australia have called for a parliamentary inquiry into the South Australian Greyhound Racing Industry. So far, the true number of greyhounds raced, retired, re-homed and unnecessarily euthanised in South Australia have not been disclosed because Greyhound Racing SA is refusing to release the figures. An inquiry will ensure these figures are finally made public.
Now is the time to support an inquiry into the greyhound racing industry in SA.
I invite you to Parliament House on Wednesday 21st of September 2016 to watch the vote on the motion calling for a Parliamentary Inquiry. If you are interested in watching the vote in the Legislative Council, please register here
We expect the motion to be debated around 4.10pm on the day.
It would be great to show the support for this inquiry to other MPs who will vote on the motion. If you can’t come in you will be able to listen live.
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