Nominations are now open for trainers, breakers/primary educators, rearers, breeders, owners and other industry participants to become a member of Greyhound Racing Victoria’s new Industry Consultative Group (ICG). The ICG will provide advice and feedback to the GRV Board on a range of integrity, animal welfare, regulation, racing, breeding and compliance issues for the industry. The 12 person ICG will include participants (trainers, breakers/primary educators, rearers, breeders, owners), Club and Greyhound Owners Trainers and Breeders Association (GOTBA) representatives along with an independent greyhound veterinarian. The Group, to be chaired by an independent person, will meet every second month starting in early 2016 and will also include GRV’s General Manager – Clubs & Membership. Nominees, or those nominating them, will need to:
- compete the nomination form, providing details of the nominee’s relevant experience and skills and names of other industry participants who support the nomination;
- sign a statutory declaration that the nominee has not been involved, or instructed anyone else to be involved, in animal cruelty, specifically live baiting in the past five years, and that to the best of their knowledge no greyhound under their care has been subjected to, or involved in any act of animal cruelty including live baiting; and
- sign and declare acceptance to the ICG Code of Conduct.
Nominations close on 15 December 2015.
Nomination forms can be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the mail addressed to ICG at GRV, 46-50 Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne, 3003.