Image: Greyhound by Clark Maxwell

Yesterday, over a hundred people and their pooches rallied at a Sydney park to celebrate the NSW State government’s decision to ban greyhound racing.  They were also there to express their outrage at NSW opposition leader Luke Foley’s recent claim he would fight against it. Down at Sydney’s premier greyhound racetrack, Wentworth Park, more than a-hundred people also turned out for its annual adopt a greyhound day. The RSPCA estimates between six thousand and ten thousand greyhound race dogs will need to find a new home before the ban kicks in.  Barry Hamilton is the Manager of Greyhound Racing and Infrastructure at Racing and Wagering Western Australia, which also runs a “Greyhounds as Pets” program.  He’s adopted an ex-racing greyhound and sees it as the duty of the industry to oversee such programs.


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