Penalty Guidelines – Greyhound Welfare 2018
Greyhound Racing Victoria is seeking public comment on its draft Penalty Guidelines – Greyhound Welfare 2018.
A reminder that the consultation period for GRV’s draft Penalty Guidelines – Greyhound Welfare 2018 closes on February 2.
The draft guidelines were released on 15 December for a six-week consultation period.
The draft guidelines, which update an earlier document released in 2014, put forward guidelines for GRV and the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board in relation to a range of penalties for greyhound welfare offences committed within the greyhound racing industry.
GRV has proposed penalties that are in line with community expectations and apply a strict approach to serious non-compliance, while allowing for discretion for incidents that are not as
Welfare offences will continue to be treated on an individual basis and aggravating and mitigating factors, such as prior offences, remorse, cooperation and action taken, will be considered.
The guidelines cover five categories of offences that range from the least serious to Category 5 offences which relate to intentionally causing harm to a greyhound.
Proposed penalties range from a $1500 fine to life disqualification and a $7000 fine for every greyhound affected.