Regional Stakeholder Engagement Workshop – Warrnambool

The final Regional Workshop, and indeed the final one for 2016, was held at Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club on Tuesday 8 November. It was another excellent turnout by participants, all keen to have a say about what changes are necessary in the industry to help GRV ensure a sustainable future for the sport. As with…

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Participants reminded of race day animal welfare obligations

Victorian participants should make themselves aware of updated hot weather and transport policies which outline their animal welfare responsibilities on race days and trial days. GRV General Manager – Animal Welfare Dr Gavin Goble said the updated hot weather and transport policies were developed after a significant period of engagement and input from participants across…

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CEO Monthly Update November 2016

The big news this month is a major reversal on the banning of greyhound racing in NSW. While this is good news for the thousands of people involved in greyhound racing in NSW, the strict new framework for the sport in that State is a clear reminder that we can’t let the pace of reform in Victoria slacken. GRV’s 2016 Annual Report lays out the challenges ahead and the goals that GRV has set to drive a major transformation of the sport.

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Year of major reform for Greyhound Racing Victoria

A 400 per cent increase in Animal Welfare Inspectors, a new Investigations Unit, a doubling of samples for prohibited substances, a crackdown on greyhound exports, a substantial program of engagement with greyhound racing participants and a record year for greyhound adoptions are some of the highlights in Greyhound Racing Victoria’s (GRV) 2015-16 Annual Report, tabled…

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GRV flags rule changes in Victoria to improve animal welfare outcomes

Greyhound Racing Victoria is proposing a suite of rule changes aimed at significantly improving animal outcomes which build on many of the animal welfare and race track initiatives put in place over the past year. These rules will tighten ownership and rehoming responsibilities, further restrict euthanasia, ensure education and socialisation of greyhounds, set a minimum…

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