Animal Welfare

The two sides of Sandown greyhound racing

IF Sandown’s provincial meeting last Sunday is any guide the next generation is coming along nicely – never mind some naysayers guessing that over-breeding is...
Michael McGill Tia

GAP story: how Tia raced into the hearts of the McGill family

DESPITE having a background in thoroughbred racing, journalist Michael McGill recently found himself immersed in the world of greyhound racing when making the decision to...

Greyhound welfare needs better definition

APPARENTLY, there are still some disbelievers amongst us. Answering our point that 7-day backups for stayers are a no-no, one reader claimed that knowledgeable trainers...

Queensland professor critical of greyhound commission’s tactics

IT is dawning on me. The attack on greyhound racing – and I use the word “attack” advisedly – is but the latest in a...

More heat on greyhound racing management

HAPPILY, the updated heat regulations just published by GRV pay more attention to pre-race conditions and not just those applying at meeting time. The new...

What are the RSPCA’s real motives?

DO you know the RSPCA balance sheet shows a total equity of $100 million, which includes cash, term deposits, a share portfolio and investment property....

Greyhound exports under spotlight in ABC’s 7.30 report

GREYHOUND Racing has once again come under fire by the ABC and Animals Australia after an apparent six month investigation into the alleged exportation of...

Greyhound commission (mis)fires from the hip

THIS is serious, deadly serious. The September 28 opening speech – some might say rant – by Stephen Rushton SC, counsel assisting the Special Commission...

Greyhound participants speak out after the live baiting saga

FOLLOWING on from February’s controversial Four Corners program titled ‘Making A Killing’, I have literally read hundreds of stories relating to live baiting with a...

Bundaberg incident dumb and embarrassing, but that’s all so far

THE actions at Bundaberg are obviously stupid, ill-considered, ill-planned and contrary to the laws of greyhound racing. But, so far, there is no evidence of...