Timely Christmas present for greyhounds

Timely Christmas present for greyhounds

Government responds to Inquiry recommendations

RSPCA Tasmania has welcomed the government’s announcement of a range of actions in response to the recommendations from the recent parliamentary inquiry into Tasmania’s greyhound industry.

RSPCA CEO Peter West says the actions outlined in the document are a very positive step forward and a great Christmas present for greyhounds.

While not a shut-down of the industry, the actions announced by government puts the industry on notice and clearly signals that the Office of Racing Integrity is earnest about getting owners and trainers to take the welfare of greyhounds seriously,” Mr West said.

He said as the state’s leading animal welfare advocate, RSPCA Tasmania will continue its work behind the scenes to achieve better outcomes for greyhounds and indeed, all animals.

RSPCA Tasmania is willing to assist the Office of Racing Integrity to achieve a safer and smarter Greyhound Racing Industry - one that puts the respect and care for their animals ahead of gambling dollars.

Tasmania continues to lead the way on greyhound welfare reform and we hope that other states will see what’s happening here and tighten their stance.

Mr West said he hoped the good news would continue in terms of government announcements around longstanding animal welfare legislation.