Greyhound racing banned in NSW after inquiry finds culture of deceit

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NSW Premier Mike Baird today announced the state will ban Greyhound Racing after a Special Commission of Inquiry headed by former High Court Judge Michael McHugh, found the industry had a culture of deceit and no longer deserved teh trust of the community. The Inquiry found somewhere between 48,891 and 68,448 dogs were killed because they were considered too slow to pay their way or were unsuitable for racing, and that the practice of “live baiting” was both widespread and likely to continue. Greyhound racing New South Wales insisted it had transformed the organisation and regulation of the industry to significantly improve animal welfare and supervision of the industry, but is suspending racing for seven days effective immediately.



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