To the Racing Minister: Limit Greyhounds Bred, Limit Waste in NSW Racing
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To the NSW Racing Minister
We ask you and the NSW Government to ignore the recommendation of the Greyhound Industry Reform Panel (February 2017), to not place a 2000 dog cap annually on Greyhound Pups bred for racing. Dispute the commissions recommendation that there is "existing poor data". The data on waste below is relevant, clear and more then enough for a cap.
Around 98,000 greyhounds were bred in the past 12 years in NSW but only 6,800 greyhounds are registered.
22% of the 6,295 pups born in 2015 could be found homes by welfare organisations or the industry's own 'Greyhounds as Pets' program.
40% of the greyhounds bred never made it to the track.
49,000 and 68,000 dogs (50 to 70 per cent) born in the past 12 years have been killed because they never were, or no longer were, capable of being competitive greyhounds.
The industry calls this culling of dogs "wastage". (Source: McHugh Report 2016)
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