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O.P. « 2016-Jun-10, 06:17 AM »
Greyhound Racing NSW charges 179 trainers, owners for allegedly exporting dogs to Macau

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Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) has charged 179 trainers and owners with breaching the industry regulator's rules, for the alleged unauthorised exports of dogs to Macau.

The charges have been issued as part of an ongoing inquiry launched by GRNSW last December into suspected unauthorised exports of greyhounds to Macau.

Exporting greyhounds to Macau has been banned by the regulator since 2013.

If found guilty, trainer and owners face fines, suspension and possible disqualification from the sport.

The GRNSW inquiry follows a 7.30 investigation from December, which revealed how hundreds of Australian greyhounds deemed too slow for Australian racing by their trainers and owners were exported to Asia, in breach of racing rules.

Animals Australia campaign director Lyn White told 7.30 at the time that conditions for greyhounds in Macau were abhorrent and that "for those dogs it's a death sentence".

The 7.30 investigation also found Australian dogs were racing around the clock at the former Portuguese colony's dilapidated track known as the Canidrome, and were regularly sustaining injuries, with a disturbing 100 per cent euthanasia rate.

The Australian greyhounds are generally flown to Hong Kong and then ferried to Macau, where they are locked inside the Canidrome facility.

The facility is located in the middle of one of the most densely populated cities in the world.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-09/greyhound-racing-nsw-charges-179-trainers-owners/7497738

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« 2016-Jun-10, 06:08 PM Reply #1 »
GRNSW is pretty light on for information  :/



GRNSW Issues Charges As Part Of Exports Inquiry

Written by: Greyhound Racing NSW


Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) has issued charges against 179 industry participants for potential breaches of the Greyhound Racing Rules concerning alleged unauthorised exports of greyhounds to Macau.

The charges have been issued as part of an ongoing inquiry launched by GRNSW last December into suspected unauthorised exports of greyhounds to Macau. Macau does not comply with Australian animal welfare standards.

The inquiry is chaired by barrister Adrian Anderson, who has extensive experience in disciplinary matters in a range of sporting organisations. GRNSW’s new Investigation and Intelligence unit has assisted with the inquiry and compilation of evidence which has led to the issuing of the charges.

Rule 124 of the Greyhound Racing Rules currently requires that any person intending to export a greyhound from Australia to any other country (excluding New Zealand) must, prior to meeting the quarantine and inspection service requirements of the relevant country, obtain a greyhound passport and certified pedigree issued by Greyhounds Australasia.

Since 2013, GA has suspended consideration of greyhound passport applications where the intended destination is Macau. This is due to a GA assessment that found Macau did not comply with Australian animal welfare standards.

GRNSW encourages anyone who may have information about the unauthorised exportation of greyhounds to contact the Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Hotline on 1800 680 174 or www.greyhoundwelfare.com.au to ensure the matter can be fully investigated.


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