Greyhound racing shame featured on 'The Project'

Animals Australia

Animals Australia team

Last updated 30 September 2015

A damning admission from Greyhounds Australasia to the killing of up to 17,000 dogs and pups annually has reignited calls to shut down greyhound racing. Channel 10’s ‘The Project’ highlighted the latest revelation that could be the nail in the coffin for this deadly industry …

Seven months after major investigations by Animals Australia and Animal Liberation Queensland exposed widespread and extreme cruelty within greyhound racing … things have gone from bad to worse for one of the country’s cruellest industries.

Channel 10’s The Project covered the latest from the NSW Special Commission of Inquiry into Greyhound Racing, featuring an interview with Animals Australia’s Communications Director, and a greyhound trainer who said it was “not logical" for greyhound racing (or horse racing for that matter) to not result in the deaths of animals:

"Obviously zero (dog deaths) would be acceptable … but it’s not logical … can any governing body be it horses, greyhounds, trotters … can they get to zero? And I guarantee you, they wouldn’t be able to guarantee to anyone that zero would be possible.""
- Sean O’Connell, Greyhound Trainer

Keep the conversation going …

Right now, Australia’s greyhound racing industry is exposed like never before — with the immensity of entrenched, cruel practices such as live baiting and the mass killing of dogs and puppies — leading to major news stories both within Australia and around the world. The repercussions of publicly-funded investigations by Animals Australia and Animal Liberation QLD continue to rock this industry to the core.

For the sake of all victims of this ruthless gambling industry — help keep the spotlight well and truly where it belongs, by SHARING this post across your social media networks, and by heading to to speak out on behalf of dogs, rabbits, piglets, possums and kittens!

Please also take a moment to head over to the Project TV’s facebook page to thank them for covering this important story.