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VIDEO: Greyhounds are more than just a racing proposition

Greyhound Racing Victoria is calling on the assistance of greyhound trainers to help educate owners, and potential owners, about the importance of having a whole-of-life approach with their greyhounds.
 

This should start from the moment a trainer is offered a greyhound to train.

The culture of greyhound racing needs to change, and every participant has a significant role to play in assisting GRV in its endeavours to rapidly drive euthanasia rates towards zero.

The first thing a trainer might ask an owner when offered a greyhound to train is… “Can the dog run 500 metres?” or “What times has your dog been trialling?”
 

GRV is encouraging all trainers, before accepting any new greyhound into their kennel, to first ask the owner about their plans for their greyhound once it is no longer suitable for racing.
 

For instance, a trainer should ask… ‘Do you have a home lined up for your greyhound once it retires from the racetrack?’ or ‘Are you in a position to help prepare your dog for the Greyhound Adoption Program once he or she finishes racing?’
 

The culture of greyhound racing needs to change, and every participant has a significant role to play in assisting GRV in its endeavours to rapidly drive euthanasia rates towards zero.

 
 

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