A Victorian Coalition Government investment announced today by Minister for Racing Denis Napthine will provide significantly greater incentives to breed and race greyhounds in Victoria.
Dr Napthine said the new incentives in the Greyhound Owners and Breeders Incentive Scheme (GOBIS) would cement Victoria’s reputation as the number one Greyhound Racing state in Australia, if not the world.
“The Greyhound Racing and breeding industry is worth $200 million to the Victorian economy and close to 2,000 jobs,” Dr Napthine said.
“These new measures will stimulate further growth in the industry by offering owners, trainers and breeders who race Victorian-bred greyhounds access to even bigger bonus pools,” Dr Napthine said.
This is ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE! There are already 20,000 greyhounds bred and killed every year in Australia and we should decrease this number instead of increasing it! What kind of a government actively promotes the killing and suffering of dogs for the sake of gambling?