Sentient opposes commercial greyhound racing due to evidence that this industry is responsible for widespread animal cruelty, unacceptable compromises to animal welfare in multiple domains, and longstanding connections with crime and corruption, all of which have resisted attempts at reform by governments and industry bodies. To improve conditions for the animals currently involved in this industry, we have consistently submitted proposals to substantially improve animal welfare standards. These have included calls for independent oversight of the industry, transparency and external auditing. Meanwhile, we continue to recommend a carefully planned phase-out and ban on greyhound racing in Australia. Our ongoing advocacy has been formalised by the Sentient Greyhound Working Group.
The Sentient Greyhound Working Group aims to raise awareness of the animal welfare issues involved in greyhound racing, to continue to submit scientifically based suggestions for substantial incremental improvements whilst this industry continues, and to train veterinarians and other animal carers in assessing greyhounds for rehoming. We look forward to updating Sentient members and the wider community about the group’s plans, projects, and outcomes.
If you are interested in hearing more about this working group and perhaps joining to offer your skills, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Read our Greyhound Industry Position Statement HERE.