Statement by Greyhound Racing Victoria Chair, Bernie Carolan
“Greyhound Racing Victoria is currently undertaking a major overhaul of its business and the sport, with a focus on animal welfare first and foremost.
We are dramatically strengthening our regulatory, investigative and compliance activities with animal welfare as our overriding priority.
The greyhound industry employs more than 3000 people throughout regional Victoria and most of these people treat their animals well.
We are cracking down on those who treat their animals badly and we are increasing the investigations and fines for those who don’t follow the rules.
The maltreatment of animals is absolutely unacceptable.”