Lisa White says 20,000 greyhounds are bred in Australia each year – with many later put down.
Lisa White says 20,000 greyhounds are bred in Australia each year – with many later put down.

Call for an end to dog racing

A WOMAN who has spent the past eight years saving greyhounds that can no longer race says dog racing is dying out worldwide and is a cruel sport that should not be continued here.

Friends of the Hound secretary Lisa White pleaded with Tweed Shire councillors at Thursday’s community access meeting to reject a development application for a new greyhound racing complex near the Murwillumbah airfield, to replace Broder Park, Tweed Heads.

“The sport of dog racing is collapsing around the world,” she said.

“Greyhound racing and the associated carnage of these dogs is seen as unnecessary and unacceptable.”

Ms White, who has been involved in the greyhound “rescue and re-homing” group for eight years, told the councillors she had received a call every week from a greyhound owner in Queensland or NSW wanting to find a home for a dog which could no longer race. She said outrage in the community was growing against the “massive number of dogs bred and subsequently destroyed”.



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