Improve the treatment of dogs in greyhound racing
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The treatment of the greyhounds who compete in greyhound racing is disgraceful. If a dog is considered not fast enough to compete as a racing dog they will most likely be killed. More than 17,000 healthy dogs are killed each year, most before their 5th birthday and that is including the 5 that die on the racetrack every week.
Live baiting is a serious issue as well. Kittens, rabbits, possums and piglets are all victims of it. A track manager said this: “...they usually use possums ... you can see claw marks in the sand ... there's blood all over the track.” - Track manager
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