While appearing on ABC Perth’s Mornings program, Greens member Brad Pettitt said the greyhound gambling industry should be phased out over two years.
“We’re going to be asking some questions of the Racing and Gaming Minister [Tony Buti] through the parliamentary process. Too many dogs are getting injured and too many are getting killed.”
Free the Hounds President Melissa Harrison said that the past three deaths indicate more needs to prohibit the sport.
“Minister [Tony] Buti needs to look at what’s going on at these tracks and why it’s occurring.”
She also mentioned The Northam racetrack, which earlier this month reopened for the first time since the pandemic when a dog had to be euthanised after sustaining multiple injuries after striking a catching pen.
She said: “We know there’s upgrades happening, but they haven’t been done properly if Northam is anything to go by.”
|Article Title||Calls To Ban Greyhound Racing In Australia Grow After 3 Dogs Get Euthanised In 8 Days|
|Publish Date||19 May 2022|
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